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

Most Watchers (on 11/2/2018)

01) 542113 watchers: sakimichan
02) 373649 watchers: yuumei
03) 328474 watchers: Artgerm
04) 228218 watchers: loish
05) 209702 watchers: Kuvshinov-Ilya
06) 202652 watchers: Picolo-kun
07) 201412 watchers: wlop
08) 188484 watchers: sandara
09) 184264 watchers: nebezial
10) 166836 watchers: kawacy
11) 159406 watchers: Mikeinel
12) 153224 watchers: Cryptid-Creations
13) 152886 watchers: Apofiss
14) 151687 watchers: ryky
15) 151525 watchers: viria13
16) 144572 watchers: shilin
17) 140536 watchers: Zeronis
18) 137204 watchers: DestinyBlue
19) 135760 watchers: humon
20) 135087 watchers: rossdraws
21) 134945 watchers: Naschi
22) 134904 watchers: GENZOMAN
23) 134791 watchers: NanoMortis
24) 134609 watchers: Kate-FoX
25) 132502 watchers: Endling
26) 131217 watchers: Fukari
27) 129334 watchers: SenshiStock
28) 128478 watchers: eychanchan
29) 127507 watchers: bleedman
30) 126034 watchers: alicexz
31) 122340 watchers: moni158
32) 121556 watchers: meago
33) 117769 watchers: Zombiesmile
34) 114686 watchers: Qinni
35) 112754 watchers: elsevilla
36) 111600 watchers: tracyjb
37) 110142 watchers: TsaoShin
38) 109715 watchers: zemotion
39) 109604 watchers: arvalis
40) 109143 watchers: alexiuss
41) 108472 watchers: Parororo
42) 105912 watchers: reiq
43) 105359 watchers: briannacherrygarcia
44) 103560 watchers: AquaSixio
45) 103422 watchers: shiniez
46) 102093 watchers: GUWEIZ
47) 101094 watchers: J-Scott-Campbell
48) 101065 watchers: einlee
49) 099547 watchers: Charlie-Bowater
50) 098305 watchers: DanLuVisiArt
51) 096914 watchers: Phobs
52) 096707 watchers: Kibbitzer
53) 096223 watchers: Hellobaby
54) 096197 watchers: dCTb
55) 095690 watchers: xa-xa-xa
56) 095376 watchers: Wen-M
57) 095194 watchers: NeoArtCorE
58) 094235 watchers: DamaiMikaz
59) 093617 watchers: Claparo-Sans
60) 092658 watchers: griffsnuff
61) 092180 watchers: agnes-cecile
62) 090953 watchers: asuka111
63) 089974 watchers: kris-wilson
64) 089679 watchers: fyre-flye
65) 089290 watchers: doubleleaf
66) 088331 watchers: DAV-19
67) 087484 watchers: kerembeyit
68) 085806 watchers: larienne
69) 085446 watchers: jiuge
70) 085405 watchers: Kaze-Hime
71) 084978 watchers: khaoskai
72) 084902 watchers: MarcBrunet
73) 084115 watchers: daekazu
74) 083845 watchers: DanielaUhlig
75) 083628 watchers: theCHAMBA
76) 083012 watchers: ToolKitten
77) 082994 watchers: Cushart
78) 082875 watchers: PatrickBrown
79) 082523 watchers: Raichiyo33
80) 082067 watchers: AlviaAlcedo
81) 082000 watchers: Hyanna-Natsu
82) 081788 watchers: Slugbox
83) 081542 watchers: StressedJenny
84) 080799 watchers: len-yan
85) 080567 watchers: mjranum-stock
86) 079962 watchers: dahlig
87) 079511 watchers: emperpep
88) 079353 watchers: Valentina-Remenar
89) 078740 watchers: Quirkilicious
90) 078263 watchers: JonasDeRo
91) 078238 watchers: jollyjack
92) 077958 watchers: AdamHughes
93) 076510 watchers: celesse
94) 076213 watchers: redjuice999
95) 076105 watchers: stefangrosjean
96) 076105 watchers: Hootsweets
97) 075818 watchers: Leonidafremov
98) 075260 watchers: Elias-Chatzoudis
99) 074765 watchers: heise
100) 74745 watchers: burdge


Since the last update on June 29, 2018, the numbers have gone up as usual. sakimichan continues dominating the #1 spot with an added watcher count of 11,170 in this period, the most in the Top 100. For the first time since I started recording this list, there are no new deviants in the list. Biggest movers in this period in terms of rank change:

+12 larienne
+11 Hyanna-Natsu
+09 rossdraws
+08 NeoArtCorE
-05 StressedJenny
-05 len-yan

More Information

In the journal entry celebrating DeviantART's 15th birthday, the top 10 deviants by watcher count was included. Before that, there wasn't really a toplist anywhere else. It falls to the community to build it's own 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 and again in March 2018. The initial lists were only the top 50. I expanded the list to 100 with a later revision. While I haven't gotten confirmation for these newer revisions, I'm reasonably sure they are accurate.

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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Call-Me-CCB Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sigh... I can only dream of having that many watchers...
elee0228 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018
Keep improving and one day you will.
Neaganan Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hmmmm (:<
medx0 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I am getting on that list.
Zelphire Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
does anyone know which deviant that does a lot of these beautiful paintings?? they post daily I think.
I remember they use a variety of colors for their art. They're also a senior but I don't know..
Please I really wanna watch their art
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018
That's not a lot of information to go by. Do they do fanart? 
Zelphire Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Ahh it's fine now. I somehow managed to find his deviantart again! :3c…
DAEMON-WORKS Featured By Owner May 20, 2018
I think you accidentally started a hit list... Ms. October 
driftwoodwolf Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
What an interesting list. It's enlightening (and a bit depressing haha) to see the actual numbers. Thanks for putting this together!
elee0228 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
You are welcome. Glad you liked it.
SolGravionMegazord Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
danlev Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
Hey again! Amazing work! Just double checked your list. Everything is correct, however, not sure if this is intentional since it's not really a typical profile, but you're missing dAhub at 84,875 watchers.

Here are 100-115 if you want to keep an eye on them. :) 
101. Hyanna-Natsu 71,508
102. Leonidafremov 71,475
103. Rosuuri 70,991
104. JohnSu 70,192
105. behindinfinity 69,709
106. akreon 69,630
107. photoport 69,300
108. tsuaii 69,053
109. glitchedpuppet 68,932
110. imaginism 68,898
111. larafairie 67,838
112. PeteMohrbacher 67,824
113. Culpeo-Fox 67,733
114. TamberElla 67,639
115. janaschi 66,289

elee0228 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
BTW, I'm actually tracking all deviants above 60,000 watchers. Can you verify if my list is correct?

116) 66224 watchers: MichelleHoefener

117) 66089 watchers: Robaato

118) 65735 watchers: kidchan

119) 65650 watchers: Ry-Spirit

120) 65214 watchers: Unodu

121) 65051 watchers: koyamori

122) 65026 watchers: inma

123) 64476 watchers: vashperado

124) 64461 watchers: faestock

125) 64226 watchers: Mr--Jack

126) 64122 watchers: luleiya

127) 64082 watchers: HamletMachine

128) 63792 watchers: darkdex52

129) 63169 watchers: danzzila

130) 62695 watchers: Kawiku

131) 62678 watchers: shoomlah

132) 62642 watchers: WarrenLouw

133) 62634 watchers: Ninjatic

134) 62086 watchers: Banzchan

135) 61643 watchers: hakanphotography

136) 61505 watchers: AbigailLarson

137) 61242 watchers: CGCookie

138) 61058 watchers: zarla

139) 60973 watchers: yayacosplay

140) 60937 watchers: goku-no-baka

141) 60655 watchers: jeftoon01

142) 60250 watchers: nuriko-kun

danlev Featured By Owner Edited Mar 2, 2018
Yep! You're only missing two: 

62,712 watchers: dandonfuga
61,016 watchers: Ganassa

Also, not sure if you're doing everything manually, but if you want an easy way to automate fetching stats for a group of users, you can use this formula in a Google Sheet:

=TRANSPOSE(IMPORTXML(A1,"//*[contains(@class, 'pppbox')]/strong"))

And in cell A1, you can put a URL of a deviant's profile. This will pull their current stats for Deviations, Comments, Pageviews, Scraps, Watchers, Critiques, Forum Posts, and Favorites.

You won't be able to do it for more than like 50 people because of rate limits, but it would make updating your list much easier! :)
elee0228 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
Thanks for the info and the tip. 

I used to do it all manually.  Right now, I'm scripting it a bit with perl.  I still end up hitting the rate limit, so I have to do it over the course of a few hours. I do end up pasting the data into a Google Spreadsheet, so I'm going to play around with that improtxml function. It looks super useful.
elee0228 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
Thanks! Yup, that was intentional. 
Fuure Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Student Filmographer
A nice lifetime goal would be to make #100 on this list ;w;
elee0228 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
hehe yup :)
DarkerRyu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are people who have more than 70k watchers and I don't even have 60 lmaoooo XD there you see the difference of talent between them and yourself XD
xZeroMan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018   General Artist
Interesting GENZOMAN moved up from previous lists (if I'm not mistaken).  I always thought he deserved higher numbers. 
elee0228 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
Yup, when I first started doing the list he was at #31.  All the old lists are still available in the sidebar.
FallenStudios Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Funny that I cant find Neytirix in here...
elee0228 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
She only has 25,706 watchers right now. Might make the list at some point though.
FallenStudios Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Ahh kk :3
ryky Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
OOOhh my! I jump from number 22 to number 15?  I can believe this :love: so happy,i still remember the day when i join deviantart oh, its like a dream :hug:  and i have a question, where is :iconrossdraws: with his 112 800 watchers? I cant see him,i personaly think he is is the bigest jumper,  and the (observations) is edited too? 
elee0228 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
That's weird, I thought I had him in the list. Fixed. Yup, I update the list and the observations.
cactusjoe999 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
And yet some people say that deviantArt is dead... I find these changes pretty dynamic.
elee0228 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
Welcome Raichiyo33 and larienne to the list!
larienne Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
WOw thak you! : o :
GlaceyGlace Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
chinchongcha Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Waiting for another update >w<
elee0228 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
Freshly updated!
elee0228 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
Planning to do one this month.
elee0228 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
Sorry, I don't know.
xZeroMan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017   General Artist
Nice to see GENZOMAN moved up. He deserved more views. (At least I think he did.) 
RogerHyde Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2017  Student General Artist
Nixtack 69000+ = Top 100, 69-501x higher than D-list
chinchongcha Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
waiting for update *blink eye*
ryky Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
waiting for you to be on the top *blink eye* :) im sure it  will be soon 
elee0228 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
Rainbowz4 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Student General Artist
And then the feeling when you realize you only have 138 Watchers. Llama Emoji-06 (Depress) [V1] 
elee0228 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
You've got 141 right now. We all have to start somewhere. :)
Rainbowz4 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Student General Artist
Probably because I don't upload too often.

Though I'll try more from now on. :meow:
POLISHhedgieFanGirl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Student
Holy sheet XD 

I'm crying lol, their art is so popular I don't even need to watch them pfffft :icononionxdplz: 

They deserve all the followers they have! Kudos for their as always amazing artworks :D 
chinchongcha Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
9-10 people in this list is not active since the last few years.
POLISHhedgieFanGirl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017  Student
ohhh i see :)
SeasideDreamer Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017   Digital Artist
when does this get updated? c: 
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017
Every 3-4 months.
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