How does the chart work?

If millions of viewers are repeatedly watching videos from a YouTube channel, you can bet that channel is on the charts. 'Screenchart!' ranks the most-watched channels of the week. The No.1 slot is reserved for the top channel that was the most viewed channel during the past 7 days! All positions on the chart are ranked in descending order according to their total weekly video views.

How does a channel get it's positions on the chart?

The viewer's interest changes from week to week. Because there is no subscription metric used, a channel's position may change dramatically or slightly increase or decrease from week to week. Some potential factors include a viral video, multiple uploads, lack of impressions, or lack of activity.

Where does this information come from?

Channel statistics are taken from YouTube's public API. Statistics are also pulled from third-party statistical websites and manually counted on some channels.

How to get a channel on the countdown?

Listed channels on 'Screenchart!' have to meet specific criteria, including these: 1. Content creators must be 16 years or older. 2. To show on the top tier of the chart, the channel have to generate at least 100,000 views a week.

Why a channel doesn't appear on the charts?

Channels that are directed towards pre-schoolers are not included. Traditional television YouTube channels are excluded. Foreign language channels are excluded. Established musical artists and their label Youtube Channels are also excluded.

Why a channel is not listed anymore?

There are always new channels being added to the countdown, while some old ones are removed. When an old channel is removed because of lack of activity on a particular chart, it is known as "delisted", and a newly-added channel is known as "enlisted".

A channel may be removed from any of the charts for any of the following reasons that may include: 1. Channel violated the 'Screenchart!' community guidelines. 2. Channel new content is not relevant to the countdown category anymore. 3. Channel has not uploaded any new content for 5 months. 4. Channel peaked at No.1 on the HOT 200, Fitness or Gaming charts for over 50 times.

Are worldwide channels included on the chart?

Yes. As long as the content creator speaks English, the country of origin does not matter.

When is the Screenchart Hot 200 Channels (and other charts) updated?

Countdown rankings are updated on Sundays. The time usually varies between early mornings or late evenings. In very rare cases, the charts are updated on Monday or Tuesday. Follow us on Twitter to be alerted when the charts are published.

What does a "Most Watched Channel" mean?

"Most Watched Channel" refers to channels that had an excellent week with high viewership.

How is the countdown calculated?

Throughout the charting week (Saturday to Friday) 'Screenchart!' estimates the total video views from a channel from both archive and current videos. This figure of the estimated total views is shown only on the Must Watch 100 chart.

Community Guidelines


  • Channels that instructs or demonstrates the use of guns.
  • Channels where the main content creator, or the majority of creators, are under the age of 16.
  • Channels that are dedicated to infants, preschoolers or toddlers.
  • No major musical artists / vevo channels.
  • Fan made compilation channels of a social media influencer are not eligible to be listed.
  • Most reaction channels are not allowed.


  • Channels whose videos lack interest or dislike by viewers may be removed.
  • Content creators who display significant signs of mental illness or instability may be unlisted.
  • Content creators who are actively being investigated by local police, federal, or FBI for any suspected criminal activity may have their channel withdrawn.