55 Amazing Twitch Stats and Facts (2019) | By the Numbers

In this “By the Numbers” statistic post, we take a look at some amazing Twitch stats. You’ll find out more about the industry leader in video game streaming below.

Twitch Stats and Facts

Twitch has only been around for about eight years, but they certainly have done a great job building a gigantic, loyal audience, while staying somewhat under the radar of the mainstream tech media. They didn’t, however, sty off the radar of some of the industry heavyweights, as Amazon won a bidding battle last year and purchased Twitch for almost $1 billion.

So what did Amazon get for all those $$$? The numbers are pretty amazing for a “niche” platform. Apparently, there are a lot of people interested in live streaming video games. Here are some of the more interesting Twitch stats I was able to dig up. As always, I will be updating this post semi-regularly, so be sure to check back in the future for new and updated stats.

Twitch Facts

  • Twitch Website: twitch.tv
  • Year Twitch tv launched: June 2011
  • Twitch.tv Creators: Justin Kan and Emmett Shear
  • Twitch Current Owner: Amazon
  • Twitch Headquarters: San Francisco, CA

What is Twitch?

Twitch is the world’s leading social video service and community for gamers. Each day, millions of community members gather to watch, talk, and chat about shared interests. Twitch’s video service is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for all types of content, including the entire video game ecosystem, the creative arts, vlogging (IRL), and more. Twitch also runs TwitchCon, the annual convention for celebrating the Twitch community. (source)

Twitch Stats

How many people use Twitch?

140 million monthly unique viewers

Last updated 12/5/18

Number of Twitch Daily active users:

15 million DAU

Last updated 3/23/19

Number of Twitch broadcasters:

2.2 million monthly broadcasters

Last updated 3/23/19

Percentage of Twitch viewership that is mobile:


Last updated 1/1/16

Amount of gaming content that has been livestreamed on Twitch:

241 billion minutes

Last updated 2/11/16

Number of Twitch partner channels:

27,000 partners

Last updated 12/5/18

Amount that Amazon reportedly bought Twitch for:

$970 million

Percentage of Twitch users that spend more than 20 hours a week watching videos on it:

nearly half

Last updated 6/19/16

Average amount of time spent by users on Twitch daily:

95 minutes

Last updated 3/23/19

Average simultaneous viewers on Twitch:


Last updated 9/30/16

Number of inactive old Justin.tv Twitch usernames that were released in November 2017:

30 million

Number of Twitch Affiliate Program members:

248,000 members

Last updated 12/18/18

Total number of clips on Twitch:

124 million

Last updated 2/6/18

Number of times Twitch users have interacted with extensions:

1.5 billion times

Last updated 3/21/18

Amount of content viewed on Twitch in 2018:

434 billion minutes

Amount of content viewed on Twitch in Q1 2019:

2.7 billion hours

Largest Twitch content viewing month to date:

January 2019 (948 million hours)

Last updated 4/19/19

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