Fuse was lit with a collection of interviews and performances from the 12-12-12 concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. Madison Square Garden’s channel gained 2.9M views for a total of 5.2M, and jumped seven spots to No. 4 in our tally of Google-funded YouTube services for the week that ended December 19. The big mover on the rank chart was Hungry, whose holiday recipe videos enabled it to jump 33 spots to No. 57, even though it only gained 197,775 views for a total of 257,385. The channels on our list saw a 4.1% increase in views over the previous week, with the top 10 accounting for 51.8% of the total. Making room for Fuse in the top 10, Jay Z’s Life and Times dropped seven spots to No. 15.
Here are other standouts from the week. Biggest gains in views, after Fuse: SourceFed (+1.2M to 5.1M), Clevver TeVe (+1.0M to 2.4M), WWE Fan Nation (+925,234 to 5.7M), Redbull (+924,657 to 5.9M), and Kick (+601,119 to 2.4M). Biggest gains in rank after Hungry: U Look Haute (+22 to No. 71), Bowery Presents (+19 to No. 67), World Of Heroes (+17 to No. 41), Monotransistor (+16 to No. 50), and a four way tie — all up 15 — with 123UNODOSTRES (No. 56), Spaces TV (No. 54), The Chopra Well (No. 70), and WSJ Digital Network (No. 19). Biggest declines by views: Jay Z’s Life and Times (-1.1M to 1.7M), SB Nation (-983,386 to 773,414), Motor Trend (-664,511 to 3.5M), NOC (-636,745 to 674,894), and THNKR (-597,748 to 406,232). And biggest drops in rank: Kin Community (-18 to No. 82), a three-way tie — all down 16 — between THNKR (No. 43), SB Nation (No. 31), and NOC (No. 34), and Fawn Inc (-14 to No. 69).
Close watchers will notice that three names aren’t on this week’s list: Black Box TV, Official Comedy, and Loud. Our numbers people tell me that YouTube found some problems with their results.
Blayze supplies the data for our tally with one exception: YouTube provides views for the shows it funds on Mondo Media. Channels highlighted in beige are the ones that were launched before Google introduced its original channels program in November. Here’s our latest ranking: