The first episode of Hot Ones, hosted by Sean Evans, debuted in March of 2015 on the First We Feast channel. Since then, it has become the internet’s favorite hot-wing-fueled interview show. Host Sean Evans joins his guests by eating progressively spicier wings, and getting progressively spicier answers. The guests include a variety of actors, athletes, musicians, and online personalities.
Here’s a look at the 5 most popular guests that they’ve had so far, measured by views. There are a few different factors that influence this, and will have the list shifting around a lot too.
Age of the video: Older videos from earlier seasons have had a lot more time to rack up views, but the show wasn’t as popular when they were originally posted so newer videos are going to be presented to an increasingly larger audience, giving them an inherent advantage. First We Feast gains thousands of new subscribes everyday, and their monthly viewcount has risen 10-fold since the summer of 2016.
Who the guest is: If the guest has a huge following, especially if they promote the video, it’ll get a big surge in views.
10. Eric Andre Turns Into Tay Zonday While Eating Spicy Wings
9. H3H3 Productions Does Couples Therapy While Eating Spicy Wings
8. James Franco and Bryan Cranston Bond Over Spicy Wings
7. Sean Evans and Chili Klaus Eat the Carolina Reaper, the World’s Hottest Chili Pepper
6. Joji Sets His Face on Fire While Eating Spicy Wings
5. Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Universe While Eating Spicy Wings
4. Terry Crews Hallucinates While Eating Spicy Wings
3. Post Malone Sauces on Everyone While Eating Spicy Wings
2. Key & Peele Lose Their Minds Eating Spicy Wings
1. Kevin Hart Catches a High Eating Spicy Wings
Joji and Terry Crews are two of the fastest risers, in just a month each they reached 5.6M (Joji) and 6.1M (Terry) views. Some of the other people to have taken the challenge include Action Bronson, Guy Fieri, Cara Delevingne, Coyote Peterson, Joey “CoCo” Diaz and tons more.