A Look at Most Viewed YouTube Videos By Gender and Age Groups in Pakistan

The internet, like all tools before it, can be used for good and bad. In fact, thanks to the advent of data analyzing tools and trends, we can determine what sort of content is popular in any corner of the world.

YouTube, the world’s largest video streaming service, also happens to offer a look at what videos are trending in which countries. It also breaks down the viewing habits of the Pakistani Youtubers by:

  • Their gender – male or female
  • Their age group
    • 13-17 years
    • 18-24 years
    • 25-34 years
    • 35-44 years
    • 45-54 years
    • 55-64 years
    • 65+ years

These categories are designed to give you a bird’s eye view of video-viewing habits of every age group from the teens to senior citizens. Data scientists and social commentators can take a look at the latest trends on YouTube to come up with their own conclusions.

But it doesn’t take a genius to see what these YouTube video trends tell us about the online viewing preferences of our fellow men and women in Pakistan.

We break it down for our readers below.

Whats Popular with Both Men and Women?

Lets get to the ‘good news’ first. Pakistani audiences like their dramas. The latest episodes of Man Mayal and Udaari are easily on the top 10 trends for both men and women. In fact they are found in all the age groups listed on YouTube.

Also on the top 10 trends are one or two music videos from Bollywood, which is in line with their current popularity.

Let’s get to the ‘bad news’ now.

What Sort of Content is Popular with Men?

Lets get one thing out of the way first. Pakistani men are interested in explicit videos. On YouTube.

As disgusting as this sounds, the data and the numbers on YouTube don’t lie.

In fact, we are way too repulsed to even mention the content that’s popular with Pakistani men online.

As an aside, older Pakistani men were more likely to watch explicit videos on YouTube. We can chalk this up to them being less-techy with modern technology than people belonging in other age groups.

What Sort of Content is Popular with Women?

For starters, the frequency of explicit content viewed on Youtube by Pakistani women is to a lesser extent than those by men.

There are some award ceremonies (Bollywood of course) that also feature on the trends here.

But surprisingly, YouTube revealed that Pakistani women are fans of pranks involving the hit horror movie Annabelle.

Concluding Thoughts

The strangest thing is that the YouTube videos that are popular among men and women of all age groups are more or less the same, barring one or two exceptions.

The common trend we notice is that the Pakistani public is crazy about:

  • Bollywood songs and award ceremonies
  • Pakistani dramas
  • Anabelle
  • Explicit content

We shouldn’t be too surprised at the preferences here. But for most of the content to remain the same for all age groups and genders, we are a bit surprised by the lack of variety there.


  • Akram Abbas

    why Anabelle????

    • Taha Najam

      And here I am, first time hearing the name.

    • faaria

      lol. all ghosts of pakistan are watching Anabelle

  • youtube link for the reference included in article ?

  • Asim Ajmal

    and what about those tech savvys and knowledge seekers who were dying for youtube’s ban uplifting? :)

    • Khalid Yaldram

      ihtay rakh ………………

    • Talha Akram

      Pakistani belonging to that group here! I still enjoy watching those videos and did not stop even when YouTube was banned(used zenmate on Firefox). Honestly, i am disgusted by what i see on the YouTube Pakistan home page and therefore keep myself logged in to avoid it. it is a lot harder then it sounds when you use cookies self destruct and have to log in again after closing all google related tabs-two factor authentication also doesn’t make it any easier but I digress. I would really like for us Pakistanis to be more creative and constructive rather then the copy-pasters most of us are but that sadly wont change anytime soon because we are not that interested in self improvement and would rather worship Bollywood “stars” and indulge ourselves in click-bate and gossip. Sorry for the rant.

      • Atif

        for few days, world wide is also full of local sxit, had to do uk specific to fix that.

    • Eli Ehsan

      PRESENT SIR. its just that we belong to that teansy wensy tiny populace which doesn’t effect the millions who make it to the trends. :)

  • Imran Raja

    Is this an Article?

    • Maavuz Saif

      is this a comment?

      • Imran Raja

        No. That was a question. And your comment answered it. Cheers!

  • Salman Zaki

    Looking for ‘explicit content’ on YouTube?
    There are other websites for that, guys. =D

    • Taha Najam

      Makes me wonder what could be so explicit on YouTube?

  • shareefZadi

    Explicit content…!!

  • Bitter_truth

    I found no charm in any of the post your people published on propakistani.

  • Noman Zuberi

    That explains all the filthy jokes you hear on the street, the increasing cases of abuse and rape, and foul minded children so abundant in Pakistani society. Jab tarbiat hogi nahi,Bollywood jaisi gandh bala dekh kr koi bara hoga to aap k khayal mai kia corruption, do numberi aur female objectification, kam ho gi kia?

  • Kazim

    Explicit videos / websites blocked as per PTA, so how people had access?

    • Noman Nazir

      looks like this is your very first experience with the internet?

      • Kazim

        Really I don’t know Explicit websites (all blocked by PTA). And I am regular internet user.

  • Eli Ehsan

    YouTube pe explicit content dekh kar GET OFF hone walon ko Table pe khare hokar RED INK se haath bhar ke Dur Fittay Munh wala salute.

  • Naru-hudo

    As a Tech savvy i’m pretty disappointed.