The 10 Most Popular Facebook Live Videos of 2016

These may surprise you

Chewbacca Mom made the list.
Chewbacca Mom made the list. Facebook

This year has been the first with Facebook (META) Live in our lives, and boy has it been interesting.

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When it debuted, our attention was quickly captured by ridiculous stunts. Media companies and others started broadcasting themselves seeing how many pens could fit in their hair, replicating the flight of the balloon house from Up and doing all kinds of other crazy things. More than 800,000 people watched when BuzzFeed spent 45 minutes putting rubber bands around a watermelon until it exploded, which made it the biggest Live hit to date when it aired.

However, while these stunts were some of the most memorable, they didn’t end up being the most watched Live videos. Facebook just released a list of the top 10 Live videos of the year, and none of these made the cut. The list includes a bit of variety, and to no surprise, a lot of content from the presidential election.

Here are the top 10 Facebook Live videos of 2016:

➓Election map, Super Deluxe


➒Pokemon Go for moms “Chardonnay Go”, Dena Blizzard


➑Election results on Empire State Building, CNN


➐Population count from US to CA, Viral Thread


➏Video of a truck completely carved out of wood, Under the Hood Show


➎Election results, NBC News


➍People are lining up to hug police officers in Dallas, Atlanta Buzz


➌Countdown to the 2020 presidential election, BuzzFeed


➋Soundscapes, Ted Yoder


➊Chewbacca mom, Candace Payne

The 10 Most Popular Facebook Live Videos of 2016