@YouTube maintains its top spot as the premier brand on Twitter, with its more than 32 million followers placing it first ahead of @Instagram and even the official @Twitter profile.

Combined with @twitter_es, the official Spanish Twitter profile, and its close to 13 million followers, Twitter would rank first overall, but standalone @Twitter’s 23+ million followers are only good enough for third place. Meanwhile, @YouTube is now more than 7 million followers ahead of Instagram and doesn’t look like it will be caught anytime soon.

Notable changes this week: @Facebook climbs one place to 6th, while @Twitpic falls to 12th.

The Top 20 Brands On Twitter

1. YouTube (@YouTube, 32,894,148 followers)
2. Instagram (@instagram, 25,774,348)
3. Twitter (@twitter, 23,113,954)
4. Twitter en español (@twitter_es, 12,947,442)
5. CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk, 12,954,517)
6. Facebook (@Facebook, 11,285,506)
7. UberSocial (@UberSoc, 10,780,476)
8. FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona, 9,907,889)
9. CNN (@cnn, 9,873,672)
10. MTV (@MTV, 9,412,481)
11. The New York Times (@nytimes, 9,181,619)
12. TwitPic (@twitpic, 9,025,919)
13. Real Madrid F.C. (@realmadrid, 8,669,075)
14. NBA (@NBA, 8,038,540)
15. ESPN (@espn, 7,044,070)
16. BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking, 6,982,087)
17. A Googler (@google, 6,811,058)
18. Funny Or Die (@funnyordie, 6,536,675)
19. Ramalan Indonesia (@TweetRAMALAN, 6,602,552)
20. Breaking News (@BreakingNews, 6,094,408)

(Source: Twitter Counter.)