On average, about four YouTube channels hit 1 million subscribers every single day


Have you ever wondered how many YouTube channels hit major milestones each day, and how YouTube audiences have grown year after year? We crunched the numbers.

Average Amount of Milestones Hit Per Day

2013 2014 2015 2016
10k Subs 70 27 163 322
-61% +604% +198%
100k Subs 12 9 25 44
-25% +278% +183%
1M Subs 1 1 2 4
+0% +100% +100%


Taking a closer look, we see that:

  • More than 300 channels are hitting the 10,000 subscriber mark every day.
  • More than 40 channels are hitting the 100,000 subscriber mark every day.
  • Around 4 channels are hitting the 1 million subscriber mark every day.

In 2009, the Lucas Cruikshank’s FRED channel was the very first to hit 1 million subscribers.

Today, more than 2,400 channels have reached over 1 million subscribers and more than 24,000 channels have reached over 100,000 subscribers.

More than 2,400 channels have reached over 1 million subscribers

Be sure to keep tabs on our list of the fastest growing YouTube channels, and check out your live subscriber count.

It’s important to note that these numbers are estimates; we currently track over 9 million YouTube channels, but the size of our database hasn’t always been that large – it’s possible that channels hitting milestones haven’t been in our database, especially for years past.