The 10 Most Watched Ads on YouTube in June

Cristiano Ronaldo was triumphant on and off the pitch during the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. While Portugal lifted the winners' trophy in France, its superstar striker teamed up with Nike to create the most-watched ad on YouTube last month, as ranked by Adweek and Google's monthly YouTube Ads Leaderboard.

Nike dominated in another sport last month, too, as its "Worth the Wait" spot celebrating the Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA title placed fifth on the list.

Elsewhere last month, we saw a return of celebrity prank videos, featuring John Cena for Cricket Wireless and Shaquille O'Neal for Lyft, as well as heartwarming spots for the likes of American Family Insurance and (with some comedy added in) Rachael Ray Nutrish.

See all 10 spots below.

Note: To be eligible for Adweek and Google's YouTube Ads Leaderboard, videos must be marked as ads on YouTube (i.e., they get some paid views) but must also earn significant organic views. The algorithm factors in paid views, organic views and audience retention (how much of a video people watched). 


Cricket Wireless “The Unexpected John Cena Prank”

Creative Agency: Shareability
Media: MEC
Views: 1.7 million


BuzzFeed & Rachael Ray Nutrish “People Who Hate Cats Live With Cats For a Week”

Creative Agency: BuzzFeed
Views: 2.4 million


Lyft “Undercover Lyft With Shaquille O’Neal”

Creative Agency: Alldayeveryday
Views: 2.6 million


Chevrolet “Silverado Strong: Steel Bed Outperforms Aluminum Bed”

Creative Agency: Commonwealth/McCann
Media: Carat
Views: 4.8 million


American Family Insurance “Dad Insurance for Fearless Dreams”

Creative Agency: BBDO
Media: Mindshare
Views: 5.1 million


Nike Basketball “Worth the Wait”

Creative Agency: Wieden + Kennedy
Media: Razorfish, Wieden + Kennedy
Views: 5.6 million


YouTube “#ProudToBe”

Creative Agency: Anomaly
Views: 9.1 million


Xbox “Xbox One S”

Creative Agency: Ayzenberg Group and Blind
Media: DAN Empower
Views: 9.5 million


Clash of Clans “Best Friends”

Creative Agency: Barton F. Graf
Views: 21.1 million


Nike Football “The Switch”

Creative Agency: Wieden + Kennedy
Media: Mindshare, Wieden + Kennedy
Views: 48.4 million

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