There was a time when videos like Evolution of Dance, and charlie bit my finger used to be the top contenders for the year’s best and most viewed YouTube videos. Now, it’s been replaced by highly choreographed, big-budget videos from huge corporations and content curated through youtube’s own users.
2016 was the year of political SJW’s, protests, challenges, and a revival of vlogging like videos as this year’s top viral videos have generated more than 581,051,797 million views and have been watched for over 26 million hours.
This list includes late night talk show hosts, YouTubers, vloggers, and diligently silly “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen,” a 68-second music video by Japanese comedian Piko-Taro, which got a huge boost after Justin Bieber tweeted that it was his “favorite video on the internet.”
YouTube measures top-trending videos — which aren’t the most viewed overall. This is the reason Views Per Day metric is very crucial. This shows how many YouTube users (Worldwide) watched the video per day from the date it got uploaded to the YouTube channel.
Here are world’s most watched videos in Views Per Day metric order.
|10 Viral Videos||Views Per Day|
|Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen – Piko-Taro||8,34,087|
|Adele Carpool Karaoke – “The Late Late Show with James Corden”||4,06,383|
|The $21,000 First-Class Airplane Seat – Casey Neistat||3,17,681|
|The Switch ft. Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Anthony Martial & More – Nike Football||2,89,428|
|Water Bottle Flip Edition – Dude Perfect||2,82,000|
|Grace VanderWaal: 12-Year-Old Ukulele Player Gets Golden Buzzer – NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”||2,39,009|
|What’s Inside a Rattlesnake Rattle? – What’s Inside||2,29,278|
|Channing Tatum & Beyonce’s “Run The World (Girls)” vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s “Pony” – Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle”||1,05,562|
|Donald Trump: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” – HBO||1,02,230|
|Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse – Cabot Phillips||85,658|
Here are the world’s top 10 most watched viral videos on YouTube’s platform as per viewership.