Indian record label T-Series is the most-viewed YouTube channel.
Indian record label T-Series is the most-viewed YouTube channel.

The list of most-viewed YouTube channels is topped by T-Series, an Indian record label known for Bollywood music.[1][2][3][4][5] T-Series became the most-viewed YouTube channel as of February 16, 2017 and has more than 196 billion total views as of July 2022. The top 50 most-viewed channels have all surpassed 22 billion total views. 33 channels have surpassed 25 billion total views, 23 of these have surpassed 30 billion total views, and 15 have surpassed 40 billion total views, and 3 have surpassed 100 billion total views.[1][6]

Top channels (views)

Rank Channel name Network Views[1]
(billions)
Content
category[1]
Country Primary language(s)
1. T-Series T-Series 201.05 Music  India Hindi
2. Cocomelon - Nursery Rhymes Moonbug Entertainment 142.47 Education  United States English
3. SET India Sony Pictures Networks India 125.02 Entertainment  India Hindi
4. Sony SAB Sony Pictures Networks India 82.00 Entertainment  India Hindi
5 Like Nastya Yoola 81.54 Entertainment  Russia Russian and English
6 Kids Diana Show AIR[7] 79.08 Entertainment  Ukraine English
7 WWE WWE 70.33 Sports  United States English
8. Vlad and Niki 65.83 Entertainment  United States English
9. Movieclips Movieclips 58.94 Film  United States English
10. Colors TV Viacom 18 51.75 Entertainment  India Hindi
11. Ryan's World PocketWatch 51.47 Entertainment  United States English
12. netd müzik netd.com 53.50 Music  Turkey Turkish
13. El Reino Infantil Leader Music 49.20 Music  Argentina Spanish
14. Zee Music Company Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited 48.33 Music  India Hindi
15. ABS-CBN Entertainment ABS-CBN 47.21 Entertainment  Philippines Filipino and English
16. Toys and Colors 40.37 Entertainment  United States English
17. ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs ChuChu TV 38.90 Education  India Hindi and English
18. Wave Music N/A 36.93 Music  India Bhojpuri
19. Little Baby Bum - Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs 36.90 Education  United Kingdom English
20. Super Simple Songs - Kids Songs 36.85 Education  Canada English
21. Canal KondZilla ONErpm 36.46 Music  Brazil Portuguese
22. WorkpointOfficial Workpoint Entertainment 33.50 Entertainment  Thailand Thai
23. Маша и Медведь LetsonCorp 32.60 Film  Russia Russian
24. Pinkfong Baby Shark - Kids' Songs & Stories SmartStudy 31.66 Education  United States English
25. YRF YRF[8] 29.10 Music  India Hindi[9]
26. LooLoo Kids - Nursery Rhymes and Children's Songs 28.75 Music  Romania English
27. Shemaroo Filmi Gaane Shemaroo Music[10] 28.40 Music  India Hindi
28. Get Movies LetsonCorp 28.38 Entertainment  Russia Russian
29. Justin Bieber 28.38 Music  Canada English
30. PewDiePie re6l[11] 28.35 Entertainment  Sweden English
31. Ed Sheeran 27.68 Music  United Kingdom English
32. Tips Official Entertainment 27.50 Entertainment  India Hindi

33.

BLACKPINK YG Entertainment 27.30 Music  South Korea Korean

34.

one31 GMM Grammy 26.68 News  Thailand Thai
35. GMA Network GMA Network 26.02 Entertainment  Philippines Filipino and English
36. قناة طيور الجنة | toyoraljanahtv 25.58 Music  Jordan Arabic
37. Infobells - Hindi Infobelle Interactive Solution 25.35 Education  India Hindi
38. Taylor Swift 25.31 Music  United States English
39. JustinBieberVEVO Vevo 26.41 Music  Canada English
40. Har Pal Geo Geo Entertainment 30.04 Entertainment  Pakistan Urdu
41. SMTOWN SM Entertainment 24.99 Music  South Korea Korean
42. LankyBox 24.68 Gaming  United States English
43. Sony Music Sony Pictures Networks India 24.32 Music  India Hindi
44. Speed Records 24.35 Music  India Punjabi
45. DisneyMusicVevo Disney 24.20 Music  United States
46. ARY Digital ARY Digital Network 30.20 Entertainment  Pakistan Urdu
47. GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL 23.99 Music  Thailand
48. Katy Perry 23.84 Entertainment  United States English
49. T-Series Bhakti Sagar 23.72 Music  India Hindi
50 GR6 EXPLODE 23.67 Music  Brazil Portuguese
As of 13 July 2022

Historical progression

The first-created and first-viewed YouTube channel was "Jawed" created on April 23, 2005 by YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim.[12] The first YouTube channel to exceed 10 billion total views was PewDiePie in September 2015. Since then, 118 channels have exceeded 10 billion total views as of May 2020.[13]

T-Series became the most-viewed YouTube channel of 2016,[14][15][16] and exceeded 14 billion total views by January 2017.[17] It eventually surpassed PewDiePie to become the most-viewed YouTube channel of all time by February 16, 2017,[18] and currently maintains the lead with over 162 billion total views. T-Series has also had the most monthly views since 2016,[19][20] and received more than 2.8 billion views per month as of May 2019.[21]

The following table lists the channels that became YouTube's most-viewed channel at different points in time.

  Current record for most days as most-viewed channel
  Former record for most days as most-viewed channel
Channel name Network / owner Date achieved Days held Views Reference Country
T-Series T-Series February 16, 2017 2110 14.8 billion [18] India
PewDiePie Felix Kjellberg December 29, 2014 780 7.7 billion [22][23][24] Sweden
EMI Music EMI Music June 15, 2014 197 6.2 billion [25] United Kingdom
RihannaVEVO Rihanna March 22, 2014 85 4.4 billion [26] Barbados
Machinima Machinima July 29, 2013 236 2.0 billion [27][28] United States
VEVO Vevo March 23, 2013 128 1.7 billion [29]
Universal Music Group Universal Music Group October 1, 2011 539 532 million [30]
Jawed Jawed Karim April 23, 2005 1 [12]

Timeline of most-viewed YouTube channels (January 2006 – December 2021)

See also

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