Twitch Stats, Player Counts, Facts & News

Last Updated on: August 23rd, 2021

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Twitch Description

What is Twitch?

Twitch has only been around for about nine 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.

  • 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

Twitch Stats and Player Count

Here is a look at some amazing Twitch stats and facts including number of Twitch users and much more. You’ll find out more about the industry leader in video game streaming below. As always, I will be updating this post semi-regularly, so be sure to check back in the future for new and updated 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


Most watched Twitch category:

Just Chatting

Last updated October 2020


Number of Twitch app installs in 2020:

81 million total installs


Record for monthly Twitch viewing:

2 billion hours watched in March 2021


Record for most concurrent viewers for a Twitch streamer:

TheGrefg (2.5 million concurrent viewers on January 11, 2021)


Total amount of content watched on Twitch (quarterly):


Twitch’s increase in total watch hours once the coronavirus lockdowns began:

23%


Twitch average concurrent viewership in Q1 2020:

1.4 million


Twitch’s share of the video game streaming market:

72.2%

Last updated 7/15/19


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


Largest Twitch content viewing month to date:

November 2020 (1.7 billion hours)

Last updated 12/16/20


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:

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-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


Total hours watched on Twitch in October 2020:

1.6 billion hours


Total hours watched on Twitch in October 2019:

839 million hours

About Craig Smith

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