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Journal Entry: Wed Apr 17, 2013, 6:52 AM


Most Watchers (on 5/8/2015)


01) 338402 watchers: sakimichan
02) 286300 watchers: yuumei
03) 258474 watchers: Artgerm
04) 176602 watchers: loish
05) 144813 watchers: sandara
06) 141373 watchers: nebezial
07) 134161 watchers: humon
08) 128483 watchers: viria13
09) 128176 watchers: Endling
10) 126297 watchers: Apofiss
11) 123627 watchers: Mikeinel
12) 122810 watchers: alicexz
13) 120860 watchers: SilentReaper
14) 117745 watchers: bleedman
15) 117000 watchers: meago
16) 116271 watchers: shilin
17) 111498 watchers: moni158
18) 107391 watchers: alexiuss
19) 107013 watchers: zemotion
20) 105524 watchers: GENZOMAN
21) 102657 watchers: ZeroNis
22) 099525 watchers: briannacherrygarcia
23) 099144 watchers: tracyjb
24) 095213 watchers: Wen-M
25) 094191 watchers: reiq
26) 094144 watchers: SenshiStock
27) 092794 watchers: Hellobaby
28) 092742 watchers: kris-wilson
29) 092450 watchers: elsevilla
30) 090057 watchers: J-Scott-Campbell
31) 089275 watchers: khaoskai
32) 088520 watchers: DanLuVisiArt
33) 088452 watchers: Phobs
34) 088163 watchers: doubleleaf
35) 087514 watchers: fyre-flye
36) 087479 watchers: KR0NPR1NZ
37) 085014 watchers: asuka111
38) 083803 watchers: arvalis
39) 083695 watchers: Kaze-Hime
40) 083196 watchers: Parororo
41) 082603 watchers: kerembeyit
42) 082487 watchers: AquaSixio
43) 081259 watchers: xa-xa-xa
44) 081242 watchers: DanielaUhlig
45) 080313 watchers: Qinni
46) 079814 watchers: dahlig
47) 079702 watchers: Charlie-Bowater
48) 079514 watchers: agnes-cecile
49) 079287 watchers: DestinyBlue
50) 078043 watchers: dCTb

More Information


DeviantART doesn't publish a top list. There used to be a Popular Deviants section on the Today page. It measured Popular Deviants by pageviews, and was removed likely due to gaming. Watcher-count can be gamed also, but it's a decent indicator of popularity.

It falls to the community to build it's own top list. I gathered the initial names through Google-Fu and wading through a lot of DevART pages. It's the perfect project for crowd-sourcing. There's lots of reasons why a top list is useful. I'm a bit of a stat geek so I just like knowing stuff like this. I hope to keep this list updated over time to maintain its usefulness. Any help is definitely appreciated. Special thanks to danlev who checked the numbers against the database to confirm they were accurate back in July 2014.

Observations


Since the last update on January 12 there have been a few changes. ZeroNis joined the 100000-watcher club and moved up 5 spots to #21. Other major gainers in this period were Mikeinel and arvalis who moved up 3 and 6 spots respectively. KR0NPR1NZ didn't make the list last time, though has gained so many watchers since January that he makes his debut at #36. Charlie-Bowater, DestinyBlue, and dCTb also make their first appearances in the Top 50. Falling off the list are einlee, ToolKitten, emperpep, and heise.  

You can find the older archived rankings on the sidebar. Please fave this article if you found it useful. The more faves it gets, the higher it shows in search results for other people to find. I'll send a llama or a point back in thanks. Comments and faves are definitely appreciated.


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:iconcactusjoe999:
cactusjoe999 Featured By Owner Edited May 11, 2015
The top 3 seems legit. Artgerm and Sakimichan are awesome, and very active, artists. I didn't know Yuumei but her gallery contains wonderful paints.

Your list will allow me to discover other artists.
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Yup there are a lot of good artists on this list. When I first gathered this info, it was with the goal of finding more good artists to commission. :)
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:iconshag49931:
Shag49931 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Interesting stats to see....

Thanks for your efforts in compiling.
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
yw!
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:iconwheresajacket:
WheresAJacket Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
that is a lot.
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
:nod:
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Congrats to KR0NPR1NZ, Charlie-Bowater, DestinyBlue and dCTb.  Welcome to the Top 50!
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:iconkatanaberry:
KatanaBerry Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sakimichan already has 332,776 right now! :D cool! :)
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
yup, i really need to update this. 
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:iconempressness2015:
Empressness2015 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I wouldn't want to be on the list it'd be like being pewdiepie or someone like that you'd probably get tons of hate too and everything you do on deviant art scrutinized.
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:iconkoffitoffi:
koffitoffi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Not necessarily, from what I've seen pretty much everyone loves sakimichan. If you're talented and at the top, most people will like you. A lot of people don't see PewDiePie as talented, so that's why they don't like him. Also there's not as much hate on deviantART as there is on YouTube.
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:iconempressness2015:
Empressness2015 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yes but sakimichan is only one person on that list isnt he? :P
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:iconkoffitoffi:
koffitoffi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Well I've never seen any hate for loish, viria, yuumei . . . and I don't know any of the others on this list.
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:iconempressness2015:
Empressness2015 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well there you go you dont know all of them on the list LOL
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:iconkoffitoffi:
koffitoffi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student General Artist
So who does get a lot of hate?
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:iconempressness2015:
Empressness2015 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well I can tell you I did during the school holidays
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:iconkoffitoffi:
koffitoffi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Sorry to hear that.
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Yup life is tough at the top.
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:iconfangdrik:
Fangdrik Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Artist
Someday I'm going to be on this list.
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Good luck!
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:iconfangdrik:
Fangdrik Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Artist
Oh yes I will definitely need that luck! And thanks for wishing me luck!
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:iconellasita12345:
ellasita12345 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
kr0npr1nz.deviantart.com/
80,642 
Watchers :)
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Cool, thanks. He really gained a lot of watchers really quickly. Back in January, he only had ~59,000 watchers and it wasn't enough to make the list.  I'll add him next time I update.
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:iconellasita12345:
ellasita12345 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Np :)
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:icontanukid:
Tanukid Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So weird though that the no.1 deviant only joined in '07 or '06 while some of these go wayy back to 2002/2003.
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
lol, have you seen sakimi's page? great quality art and frequent posts is a winning combination.
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:icontanukid:
Tanukid Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Aha yup, where artists like loish would update 3-4 times per month she would upload like everyday. Not surprising since a lot of the people here tend to go for fanart :P
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:iconharryhack91:
harryhack91 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2015
mmh, I knew it, here in DA there isn't such high numbers like in YouTube. According to SocialBlade the most popular YT channel by subscribers is PewDiePie's channel with more than 33 MILLION subscribers. While the most popular deviant here don't even reach the 1 million mark. Of course that's because Youtube is more popular than DA (higher user base). You wrote that you are a "stat geek", could make some calculation/estimation of "weighted popularity". For example, having 100 Watchers here, in terms of popularity is like having X subscribers on YT. That information would be useful
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
DevArt has 40 million uniques a year. Youtube has 800 million uniques a month. So traffic ratio is 1:240.  If you use that as your multiplier, then Sakimichan's ~300k watchers is equivalent to 72 milllion subscribers on youtube.
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:iconmystical-venture:
Mystical-Venture Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sakimi Actually does have a youtube channel

with 14K

You want proof? here www.youtube.com/user/smilin0ne…
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:iconharryhack91:
harryhack91 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Oh, nice thought, and it gives an impressive result. Thanks for the info
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:iconmrfarts:
MrFarts Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Will I be in this List next time? XD
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
It's possible, though you'd need to increase by 25,000 watchers before the next time I update. I plan on updating in March or April. I'm tracking 20 other deviants that are above 60,000 watchers so it might be hard for you to do it. Good luck!
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:iconmrfarts:
MrFarts Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Its a  nice thing you are doing, may i ask how you are doing this?
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Watcher count is public information. You can get this data using Google-Fu. I mention the search I used in the original post. I managed to get confirmation from one of the admins that the data was correct in a later post.
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:iconkirschchan:
Kirschchan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sakimichan has overtaken yuumei? I'm not sure I how I feel about this O.o
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Yup, and by a big amount too.
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:iconkirschchan:
Kirschchan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly like Yuumei better. Of course, Sakimichan's amazing too. I'd be lying if I said she didn't deserve it. But Yuumei... Her art has so much meaning. She'll always be my favorite <3
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Considering yuumei has been #1 on this list for so long, I think it was time for a change.
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:iconkirschchan:
Kirschchan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess so. Sakimichan's and Yuumei's styles and focus are drastically different though, so it's kind of "fresh".
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:icondjwill:
DJWill Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
And Me?
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Maybe in the Top 100000?
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:icondjwill:
DJWill Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Whoops sorry is the most watchers list, my bad
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Holy wow, I had no idea I was 44th, thats incredible.  Thanks for brightening my day!
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
hehe your welcome. good work!
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Updated list of the deviants with the most watchers:

01) 297060 watchers: sakimichan
02) 273678 watchers: yuumei
03) 246687 watchers: Artgerm
04) 167154 watchers: loish
05) 140146 watchers: sandara
06) 134340 watchers: nebezial
07) 132629 watchers: humon
08) 127644 watchers: Endling
09) 124319 watchers: Apofiss
10) 123757 watchers: viria13
11) 121045 watchers: alicexz
12) 119792 watchers: SilentReaper
13) 116214 watchers: meago
14) 111750 watchers: Mikeinel
15) 111612 watchers: bleedman
16) 111612 watchers: shilin
17) 109572 watchers: moni158
18) 107287 watchers: alexiuss
19) 106580 watchers: zemotion
20) 100313 watchers: GENZOMAN
21) 099075 watchers: briannacherrygarcia
22) 096884 watchers: tracyjb
23) 095156 watchers: Wen-M
24) 093103 watchers: kris-wilson
25) 092174 watchers: elsevilla
26) 091733 watchers: Zeronis
27) 091001 watchers: Hellobaby
28) 090301 watchers: reiq
29) 089629 watchers: SenshiStock
30) 089524 watchers: khaoskai
31) 087895 watchers: J-Scott-Campbell
32) 087640 watchers: doubleleaf
33) 086696 watchers: Phobs
34) 086330 watchers: fyre-flye
35) 086089 watchers: DanLuVisiArt
36) 083890 watchers: asuka111
37) 083026 watchers: Kaze-Hime
38) 082658 watchers: Parororo
39) 082075 watchers: kerembeyit
40) 080471 watchers: DanielaUhlig
41) 079924 watchers: xa-xa-xa
42) 079741 watchers: dahlig
43) 078766 watchers: AquaSixio
44) 077890 watchers: arvalis
45) 077516 watchers: agnes-cecile
46) 077497 watchers: Qinni
47) 077108 watchers: einlee
48) 075952 watchers: ToolKitten
49) 075473 watchers: emperpep
50) 075184 watchers: heise
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Orenji--kun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this needs an update
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Yup, I try to do it every 3-4 months, so sometime in January probably.
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:iconorenji--kun:
Orenji--kun Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool XD
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
I updated it today.
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