Fastest viral videos as of May 2018, based on number of views in 24 hours after upload (in millions)

Fastest viral videos based on number of views in 24 hours as of 2018 This statistic ranks the fastest viral videos based on the numbers of views generated in 24 hours. In August 2018, k-pop band BTS broke the record for the fastest viral music video by generating 45 million views within 24 hours with their new music video "Idol". The overall first-ranked video based on view count in the first 24 hours was a Facebook prank video based on the horror film "Rings" (2017).
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Views generated in 24 hours post-release in millions
Facebook: Rings – Hidden Camera Prank200
Facebook: Chewbacca Mask Lady50
YouTube: BTS - "Idol"45
YouTube: Taylor Swift – "Look What You Made Me Do"43.2
Facebook: Massive Pillow Chair42
YouTube: Rewind: The Ultimate 2016 Challenge38.9
YouTube: The Shape of 201738.8
YouTube: BLACKPINK - "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"36.2
YouTube: Psy – "Gentleman"36
YouTube: BTS - "Fake Love"35.9
YouTube: Nicky Jam (ft. J Balvin) - X (EQUIS)29.7
YouTube: Kylie Jenner - To Our Daughter28.5
Facebook: Old Man Strength28
YouTube: Adele – "Hello"27.7
YouTube: Rewind: Now Watch Me 201524.9
YouTube: RedOne – "Boom Boom"24.1
YouTube: Miley Cyrus – "Wrecking Ball"22.6
YouTube: Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee – "Despacito (Remix)" featuring Justin Bieber22.4
YouTube: BTS – "DNA"22.3
YouTube: Major Lazer - "Sua Cara" featuring Anitta & Pabllo Vittar20.2
Views generated in 24 hours post-release in millions
Facebook: Rings – Hidden Camera Prank200
Facebook: Chewbacca Mask Lady50
YouTube: BTS - "Idol"45
YouTube: Taylor Swift – "Look What You Made Me Do"43.2
Facebook: Massive Pillow Chair42
YouTube: Rewind: The Ultimate 2016 Challenge38.9
YouTube: The Shape of 201738.8
YouTube: BLACKPINK - "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"36.2
YouTube: Psy – "Gentleman"36
YouTube: BTS - "Fake Love"35.9
YouTube: Nicky Jam (ft. J Balvin) - X (EQUIS)29.7
YouTube: Kylie Jenner - To Our Daughter28.5
Facebook: Old Man Strength28
YouTube: Adele – "Hello"27.7
YouTube: Rewind: Now Watch Me 201524.9
YouTube: RedOne – "Boom Boom"24.1
YouTube: Miley Cyrus – "Wrecking Ball"22.6
YouTube: Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee – "Despacito (Remix)" featuring Justin Bieber22.4
YouTube: BTS – "DNA"22.3
YouTube: Major Lazer - "Sua Cara" featuring Anitta & Pabllo Vittar20.2
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This statistic ranks the fastest viral videos based on the numbers of views generated in 24 hours. In August 2018, k-pop band BTS broke the record for the fastest viral music video by generating 45 million views within 24 hours with their new music video "Idol". The overall first-ranked video based on view count in the first 24 hours was a Facebook prank video based on the horror film "Rings" (2017).
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Release date
August 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
August 27, 2018
Special properties
excluding movie trailers
Supplementary notes
Selected videos.
Grey color = Indicates the video is not a music video; originates from either Facebook or YouTube.

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