FAQs

How does the chart work?

If millions of viewers are repeatedly watching videos from a YouTube channel, you can bet it’s 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 last 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 all the time. Since the countdown is based on viewership and not by subscription, a channel position on the charts may shift slightly or drastically week to week. Factors for this change may include, but not limited to the following; a viral or sensational video, a sudden surge or loss of subscribers, a channel lack of impressions, or activity.

Where does this information come from?

Channel's statistics are pulled from YouTube's public API. Data is also retrieved from third-party statistical websites and in house manual counting is done on some channels.

How to get a channel (or my channel) on the countdown?

Screenchart! reserves the exclusive decision to list a channel on the chart. Listed channels usually follow these standards: 1. Channel is in the English language. 2. Content creator (s) is 16 years of age and older. 3. To show in the top tier of the coutndown, channel should generate at least 80,000 - 100,000 views per week.

Why is a channel is not listed anymore?

Channels that are listed on the charts aren't set in stone. New channels are added, and some old ones are removed. When a channel is removed from a chart because of inactivity, it's known as "delisted". When a channel is removed from one chart and added to another chart, it's known as "relisted". If a channel never appeared on the countdown at all, its known as "unlisted".

A channel may be removed from any of the countdowns for any of the following reasons that may include: 1. Channel violated the 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. These apply to all charts except the 'Must-Watch' countdown.

Are worldwide channels included on the chart?

Yes. As long as the spoken language by the content creator(s) is in English, the country of origin doesn't matter.

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

All countdowns are updated Sunday. The time usually varies from early morning to late evening. In very rare cases the chart updates are shifted to Monday or Tuesdays. Follow Screenchart on their twitter account for any unordinary changes and get alerted when the charts are updated.

What does "Most Watched" mean?

"Most Watched" refers to channels whose videos earned a significant amount of views throughout the charting week (Saturday to Friday). Videos uploaded on Friday will have their views numbers calculated for the current charting week until midnight after which the views from that video will be calculated to the following week's chart update.

How is the countdown calculated?

Screenchart calculates the total video views from a channel throughout the charting week (Saturday to Friday) from both archive and current videos. This figure of the estimated total views is displayed publicly ONLY on the Must Watch 100 chart.

Community Guidelines

YOU WON'T FIND THESE TYPE OF CHANNELS LISTED:

  • Channels that instructions 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.
  • Compilation channels dedicated to one or more content creator(s) are not eligible to be listed.
  • Most reaction channels are not allowed.

REGULATIONS:

  • 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.