A look at the top of the VideoWatch/VidIQ charts reveals a few things: Epic Rap Battles of History continues to have a huge third season. But while a battle between Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali took the top spot, it's no Hitler Vader 3 (that clip pulled in nearly 2 million more views in its first week).
And, lastly, the folks at VitalyzdTv are pretty sick. A prank posted last week, during which a young girl seems to trick would-be-predators into thinking she's a vulnerable 15-year old, has generated 3 million views in just four days, putting it atop the VidIQ charts.
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NOTE: Adweek’s VideoWatch Chart, powered by VidIQ, reveals the Top 10 Web Series Videos on YouTube every week. The chart tracks more than just pure views; VidIQ incorporates sharing data from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, among other data sources, in an effort to measure true engagement. Every video is also ranked with VidIQ's proprietary score, which helps judge the likelihood of a video being promoted in YouTube Related Videos, Search and Recommended Videos.
The ranking is also meant to capture "born-on-the-Web" YouTube content. Thus, material like clips from TV shows, movie trailers, video games and music videos are not included.