List of most-viewed online videos in the first 24 hours

This list contains the top 20 online videos that received the most views within 24 hours of release across the world. It also contains a list of the top 20 online trailers; the trailer views are generated from different online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Top videos

Rank Title Uploader / artist[a] Platform Views[b]
(millions)
Release date Ref(s)
1. Rings Prank Paramount Pictures Facebook 200.0 January 23, 2017 [1]
2. "Boy with Luv" BTS (ft. Halsey) YouTube 74.6 April 12, 2019 [2]
3. "Me!" Taylor Swift (ft. Brendon Urie) YouTube 65.2 April 26, 2019 [3]
4. "Kill This Love" Blackpink YouTube 56.7 April 5, 2019 [4]
5. "Thank U, Next" Ariana Grande YouTube 55.4 November 30, 2018 [5]
6. Chewbacca Mask Lady Candace Payne Facebook 50.0 May 19, 2016 [6]
7. "Idol" BTS YouTube 45.9 August 24, 2018 [7][8]
8. "Look What You Made Me Do" Taylor Swift YouTube 43.2 August 27, 2017 [9][10]
9. "Fancy" Twice YouTube 42.1 April 22, 2019 [11]
10. Massive Pillow Chair Insider Design Facebook 42.0 November 3, 2016 [12]
11. YouTube Rewind: The Ultimate 2016 Challenge YouTube Spotlight YouTube 38.9 December 7, 2016 [13]
12. "Killshot" Eminem YouTube 38.1 September 14, 2018 [14]
13. "Slowly Slowly" Guru Randhawa (ft. Pitbull) YouTube 38.0 April 19, 2019 [15]
14. "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" Blackpink YouTube 36.2 June 15, 2018 [16]
15. "Gentleman" Psy YouTube 36.0 April 13, 2013 [10]
16. "Fake Love" BTS YouTube 35.9 May 18, 2018 [10]
17. "Yes or Yes" Twice YouTube 31.4 November 5, 2018 [17][18]
18. "X (EQUIS)" Nicky Jam (ft. J Balvin) YouTube 29.7 March 2, 2018 [10]
19. To Our Daughter Kylie Jenner YouTube 28.5 February 4, 2018 [19]
20. Old Man Strength Thrillist Facebook 28.0 July 5, 2016 [20]
As of May 1, 2019
  1. ^ For music videos
  2. ^ The number of worldwide views accumulated in the video's first 24 hours.

Top trailers

Rank Film Type Distributor Views[a]
(millions)
Release date Ref.
1. Avengers: Endgame Official Trailer #1 Walt Disney Studios 289.0 December 7, 2018 [21]
2. Avengers: Endgame Official Trailer #2 Walt Disney Studios 268.0 March 14, 2019 [22]
3. Avengers: Infinity War Official Trailer #1 Walt Disney Studios 230.0 November 29, 2017 [23]
4. The Lion King Teaser Trailer Walt Disney Studios 224.6 November 22, 2018 [24]
5. It Teaser Trailer Warner Bros. Pictures 197.0 March 29, 2017 [25]
6. Avengers: Infinity War Official Trailer #2 Walt Disney Studios 179.0 March 16, 2018 [26]
7. Mulan Official Teaser Walt Disney Studios 175.1 July 7, 2019 [27]
8. The Lion King Official Trailer Walt Disney Studios 174.0 April 10, 2019 [28]
9. The Fate of the Furious Official Trailer #1 Universal Pictures 139.0 December 11, 2016 [25]
10. Thor: Ragnarok Teaser Trailer Walt Disney Studios 136.0 April 10, 2017 [29]
11. Spider-Man: Far From Home Official Trailer Sony Pictures 135.2 May 6, 2019 [30]
12. Spider-Man: Far From Home Teaser Trailer Sony Pictures 130.0 January 15, 2019 [31]
13. Beauty and the Beast Official Trailer #1 Walt Disney Studios 127.6 November 14, 2016 [32]
14. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Trailer Walt Disney Studios 120.1 October 9, 2017 [33]
15. Frozen 2 Teaser Trailer Walt Disney Studios 116.4 February 13, 2019 [34]
16. Spider-Man: Homecoming Official Trailer #1 Sony Pictures 116.0 December 8, 2016 [31]
17. Fifty Shades Darker Official Trailer #1 Universal Pictures 114.0 September 13, 2016 [35]
18. Incredibles 2 Teaser Trailer Walt Disney Studios 113.6 November 18, 2017 [36]
19. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Trailer Walt Disney Studios 112.0 October 19, 2015 [37]
20. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Trailer Walt Disney Studios 111.0 April 12, 2019 [38]
As of 9 July 2019
  1. ^ The number of worldwide views accumulated in the video's first 24 hours.

Controversy

In July 2019, there was some controversy regarding YouTube's 24 hour records, when Indian hip hop rapper Badshah's "Paagal" received 75 million views in 24 hours, and surpassed the viewership record of "Boy with Luv" by K-pop group BTS. However, YouTube did not congratulate Badshah like it did for previous record holders. An explanation for this was that Badshah's record label Sony Music India had purchased advertisements from Google and YouTube that embedded the video or directed fans to it in some way. However, it has emerged that this is a common practice in the global music industry, and that similar practices had previously been used by the record labels of previous record holders such as Blackpink and Taylor Swift. This has cast doubt on some of the 24-hour viewership records on YouTube.[39][40] In September 2019, YouTube announced that their charts will no longer include paid advertising views.[41]

See also

References

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