In 10 months my second youtube channel is 200k short of The Young Turks.
TYT is considered to the biggest independent news and commentary channel with 25.9M views in the past thirty days
My Timcast Channel has 25.7M views for the last thirty days.
However if we include my main channel with my Timcast channel my views are 32.2M putting me squarely above The Young Turks in viewership.
This is not a dig at TYT
This is just a point about the growth of my channel using TYT as a marker
EDIT: Old rankings, Crowder has 41M views in 30 days