While Korean pop superstars BTS recently made headlines for reaching 100 million views for their recent song “Dynamite” on YouTube within 24 hours on August 21, the song did not top the list of the most viewed online video in a day.
Wikipedia’s list of most-viewed online videos in the first 24 hours was updated on Sunday, August 23 to include the Kpop song on the second spot. The fifth BTS entry Dynamite’s 101.1 million views pushed back Blackpink’s “HowYou Like That” video to the third spot. Blackpink held YouTube’s number spot since June 26 with 86.3 million views for the group’s single.
While these Kpop groups may have been battling it out in the YouTube platform, Paramount Picture’s Rings Prank video on Facebook has been holding on the 24-hour record for the most viewed online video with 200 million views when it was published on January 23, 2017.
The prank is a promotion for The Ring sequel, Rings, which opened on February 3, 2017. The video shows unsuspecting customers of an electronics store view a wall of televisions when Samara Morgan, the antagonist in the movie, crawls out of one TV, terrorizing the store’s clients.
More than three years after the video has been published, it now raked over 350 million views, although its YouTube counterpart only made about 10 million views.
Aside from BTS with five entries on the list of the 20 most-viewed videos, Blackpink, and Taylor Swift were the other two artists with multiple entries having three and two videos, respectively. Meanwhile, aside from the Rings Prank, only the Chewbacca Mask Lady and the Massive Pillow Chair are not music videos.