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:

35%

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:

622,000

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


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


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:

Overwatch


Total number of videos broadcasted on Twitch per month:

11 million

Last updated 12/31/14


Percentage of Twitch users that are millennials:

71%

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:

21.3%

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:

35,610


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:

9-17%

Last updated 10/25/18


Top organizer on Twitch:

Riot Games

Last updated 6/10/16


2nd biggest organizer on Twitch:

ESL

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:

81.5%

Last updated 2/17/18


Percentage of Twitch users that are not male:

18.5%

Last updated 2/17/18


Percentage of Twitch users that between ages 18-49:

73%

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:

21


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:

69,529


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-viewedTwitch streamers (source):

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

Last updated 6/10/19

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