YouTube: most viewed channels 2019

Most viewed YouTube channels worldwide as of September 2019, by monthly views (in billions)

by J. Clement, last edited Sep 2, 2019
YouTube: most viewed channels 2019 As of September 2019, the ranking of most popular YouTube channels based on monthly views is dominated by entertainment, music and children’s content. Cocomelon - Nursery Rhymes was ranked second with 2.63 billion channel views in the preceding 30 days. Indian entertainment channel T-Series was ranked first with over 2.98 billion views.
Top YouTube channels

When looking at the most-subscribed YouTube channels, a similar picture emerges: Indian music label T-Series was ranked first with over 110 million channel subscribers, followed by video game commentator Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, with 100 million subscribers. The top spot for the most subscribed YouTube channel was subject of a heated contest, “PewDiePie vs. T-Series”, which drew much attention online. The rivalry between the multi-channel network T-Series and independent, standalone channel PewDiePie represents the growing divide of subcultures on YouTube, as well as a shift towards the ever-increasing commercialization of the platform.

YouTube Creator earnings

Despite the ongoing battle for the top spot and controversies regarding the content of his videos, Kjellberg is still ranked among the highest-earning YouTube channel creators in 2018 with annual channel earnings of 15.5 million U.S. dollars. Ranked first was Ryan from Ryan ToysReview with 22 million U.S. dollars. Ryan’s channel was set up by his parents in March 2015, as his young age means he is unable to set up a YouTube channel by himself.
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Most viewed YouTube channels worldwide as of September 2019, by monthly views (in billions)

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