Twitch Stats and Facts

Twitch Facts

    Here is a look at some amazing Twitch stats and facts. You’ll find out more about the industry leader in video game streaming below.

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

    What is Twitch?

    Twitch is one of the world’s leading social video service and community for gamers.

    Twitch Stats

    How many people watch Twitch?

    140 million monthly unique viewers

    Last updated 12/5/18

    Number of Twitch Daily active users:

    15 million DAU

    Last updated 2/22/20

    How many people stream on Twitch?

    3 million monthly creators

    Last updated 2/22/20

    Number of Twitch employees:

    Last updated 2/22/20

    Last updated 2/22/20

    Total amount of content watched on Twitch (quarterly):

    Twitch’s share of the video game streaming market:


    Last updated 7/15/19

    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 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

    Largest Twitch content viewing month to date:

    January 2019 (948 million hours)

    Last updated 4/19/19

    Amount of hours Twitch affiliates broadcasted in 2017:

    34.5 million

    Last updated 4/24/18

    Number of chat messages that have been sent in Twitch affiliate channels:

    5.7 billion messages

    Last updated 4/24/18

    Number of times Twitch affiliate streamers have been clipped:

    19.5 million

    Last updated 4/24/18

    Number of monthly active Twitch viewers in the US for 2020:

    40 million

    Last updated 2/20/20

    Current number of Twitch viewers in the US:

    37.7 MAU

    Last updated 2/20/20

    Total minutes watched on Twitch in 2016:

    292 billion

    Total unique streamers on Twitch in 2016:

    2.2 million

    Total chat messages sent on Twitch in 2016:

    14.2 billion

    Most used emote on Twitch in 2016:

    Kappa, with 413 million

    Total bits cheered on Twitch in 2016:

    590 million

    Total whispers sent on Twitch in 2016:

    153 million

    Most popular game on Twitch that was released in 2016:


    Total number of videos broadcasted on Twitch per month:

    11 million

    Last updated 12/31/14

    Percentage of Twitch users that are millennials:


    Last updated 9/24/15

    Number of whispers sent on Twitch:

    300 million 

    Last updated 5/5/16

    Percentage of Twitch traffic that is viewing esports:


    Last updated 4/6/16

    Total amount of video watched on Twitch in 2015 (in years):

    459,000 years worth of video

    Total amount of video watched on Twitch in 2015 (in minutes):

    241,441,823,059 minutes worth of video

    Average number of concurrent viewers on Twitch in 2015:

    550,000 viewers

    Peak number of concurrent Twitch viewers in 2015:

    2 million

    Peak number of concurrent Twitch broadcasters in 2015:


    Average amount of time spent on Twitch per viewer per monthly:

    421.6 minutes per month

    Last updated 1/1/16

    Most watched game on Twitch in 2015:

    League of Legends

    Number of messages sent on Twitch in 2015:

    9.169 billion

    Average number of messages sent per minute on Twitch in 2015:

    17,446 messages per minute

    Percentage of Twitch monthly viewership that is driven by esports:


    Last updated 10/25/18

    Top organizer on Twitch:

    Riot Games

    Last updated 6/10/16

    2nd biggest organizer on Twitch:


    Last updated 6/10/16

    Number of hours of esports watched on Twitch from August 2015-May 2016:

    803.7 million hours

    Number of simultaneous viewers for Twitch’s E3 2016 content:

    925,000 viewers

    Percentage of Twitch users that are male:


    Last updated 2/17/18

    Percentage of Twitch users that are not male:


    Last updated 2/17/18

    Percentage of Twitch users that between ages 18-49:


    Last updated 6/19/16

    Total number of time spent watching videos on Twitch by users per month:

    16 billion minutes

    Last updated 12/31/14

    Average number of Twitch Creative monthly viewers:

    2 million

    Last updated 11/9/15

    Number of monthly unique Twitch broadcasters:

    1.5 million broadcasters

    Last updated 12/31/14

    Average age of a Twitch user:


    Amount Twitch raised for charity in 2015:

    $17 million

    Amount Twitch raised for charity in 2016:

    $25.3 million

    Amount Twitch has raised for charity to date:

    $75 million

    Last updated 7/20/17

    Number of channel views for Twitch’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers marathon:

    12.9 million total channel views

    Peak number of viewers for Twitch’s Mighty Morphin Power Ranger marathon:


    Top 5 most-followed Twitch streamers (source):

    1. ninja
    2. shroud
    3. tfue
    4. imthemyth
    5. themyth

    Last updated 6/10/19

    Top 5 most-viewed Twitch streamers (source):

    1. riotgames
    2. shadbasemurdertv
    3. ninja
    4. beyondthesummit
    5. esl_csgo

    Last updated 6/10/19

    Amount of Teamfight Tactics Twitch users watched in its first week:

    15.2 million hours

    Most popular game on Twitch in the first half of 2019:

    League of Legends

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