James Corden and Adele make a pretty hilarious couple in a car, but the duo are also terrific at breaking records. “The Late Show with James Corden” recently put their latest “Carpool Karaoke” video featuring Adele on YouTube, and the video hit a new high note surpassing 67.5 million views.
That benchmark makes the video the most watched Late Night YouTube clip ever. According to data from Tubular Labs, the “Adele Carpool Karaoke” clip is also the fastest-growing Late Night clip on YouTube. Within its first five days on YouTube, the clip had generated a record breaking 42 million views. In addition, the video drove a double-digit percentage increase in subscribers to the show’s YouTube Channel in that same time period.
This marks the second milestone for THE LATE LATE SHOW during the same week. Sunday’s post-Super Bowl broadcast delivered 4.97 million viewers, the series’ most-watched broadcast since the show’s inception in 1995.
The “Carpool Karaoke” segments are a consistent viral hit. The “Justin Bieber Carpool Karaoke” was named one of YouTube’s Top 10 most viral videos of 2015. In addition to Adele and Justin Bieber, Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” has featured One Direction, Iggy Azaela, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Rod Stewart, Jason Derulo and more. The two most recent “Carpool Karaoke” segments, which launched within the last two weeks, featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin and legendary musician Elton John.
In total, the YouTube Channel for THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN has now amassed more than 630 million total views and 3.1 million subscribers since the show’s premiere on March 23, 2015. In addition to his success on YouTube, THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN is also the most social broadcast late night talk show in its time period, season-to-date, based on total tweets and social impressions according to Nielsen Social.
THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN airs weeknights (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) following broadcasts of the THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS. Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe are the executive producers.