I've created several Charts in Standard Listviews on Tabs in LEX. So far they work as expected and look like this:

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Now logging in as an other user I've noticed that the charts are not available. Only the user who has created them seems to have access to them.

Second thing I noticed that these charts get not deployed (via ANT or eclipse). We have included the relevant Custom Object and the ListViews into the deployments. Can I use any Metadata-Components to bring these Charts from one Org to the other?

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Long story short: it looks like currently, it is not possible (release 55.0)

Explanation: There are two metadata types representing charts:
ListViewChart (https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.238.0.object_reference.meta/object_reference/sforce_api_objects_listviewchart.htm) ListViewChartInstance (https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.238.0.object_reference.meta/object_reference/sforce_api_objects_listviewchartinstance.htm)

This means that you can actually query your existing Charts and their instances (which are basically relations between ListView and Chart):

ListViewChart example query:

SELECT Id, IsDeleted, SobjectType, DeveloperName, Language, MasterLabel, CreatedDate, CreatedById, LastModifiedDate, LastModifiedById, SystemModstamp, OwnerId, ChartType, GroupingField, AggregateField, AggregateType 
FROM ListViewChart

ListViewChartInstance example query:

SELECT AggregateField, AggregateType, ChartType, DataQuery, DeveloperName, ExternalId, GroupingField, Id, IsDeletable, IsEditable, IsLastViewed, Label, ListViewChartId, ListViewContextId, SourceEntity 
FROM ListViewChartInstance 
WHERE SourceEntity='<YOUR-SOBJECT-NAME>' and ListViewContextID='<YOUR-LISTVIEW-ID>' 

Unfortunately, it looks like this data could not be retrieved using MetadataAPI - I tried to retrieve them via sfdx:

sfdx force:source:retrieve -m ListViewChartInstance
sfdx force:source:retrieve -m ListViewChart

and what I get is:

ERROR running force:source:retrieve:  The specified metadata type is unsupported: [listviewchartinstance]
ERROR running force:source:retrieve:  The specified metadata type is unsupported: [listviewchart]]

I also tried to insert them using AnonymousApex but I get error: "DML operation Insert not allowed on ListViewChart"

I found some idea on ideaexchange but it's not that popular: https://ideas.salesforce.com/s/idea/a0B8W00000GdXjqUAF/list-view-chart-deployment-to-higher-sandboxs

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