Over the years, Twitch has grown to be one of the largest streaming platforms globally, with 2.1 million average viewers in 2020 who watched more than 1 trillion minutes combined. Besides an impressive growth of its fan base, Twitch also witnessed a surge in the number of streamers in the last year.
According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, the number of Twitch streamers jumped by 150% year-over-year and hit almost 9.9 million in January.
New 5.9 Million Active Streamers in a Year
The entire gaming market exploded in 2020, as millions of people turned to video games as their favorite at-home entertainment amid the lockdown. Besides playing more, millions of eSports fans also started spending a lot more time watching the gaming titles on the popular video-sharing platform, which created a huge space for new streamers.
In January, the number of active streamers on Twitch amounted to over 3.9 million, revealed the Twitch Tracker data. After slipping to 3.7 million in February, this figure surged to over 7.2 million in April last year and continued rising.
Statistics show the third quarter of the year witnessed the most impressive growth, with the number of Twitch streamers jumping from 7.4 million in September to over 9.2 million in December, almost a 25% increase in three months. This figure rose by another 650 hundred in the first few weeks of 2021, with the number of streamers reaching nearly 9.9 million in January.
The Twitch Tracker data indicate the average number of streaming channels also surged amid the pandemic. In January 2020, there we around 52,800 channels on the popular streaming platform. This figure jumped to 119,200 last month, a 125% increase year-over-year.
The Number of Twitch Viewers hit an All-Time High in January
Today, Twitch offers one of the largest audiences on the internet. Before the pandemic and lockdown, the popular streaming platform had an average of 1.25 million viewers who watched 660 billion minutes of streams in 2019.
However, these figures exploded last year. Statistics show the average number of Twitch viewers soared by 68% year-over-year and hit over 2.1 million in 2020. Such an impressive user base spent more than one trillion minutes watching Twitch streams in 2020, 70% more than in 2019.
The Twitch Tracker data revealed the average number of viewers hit an all-time high in January, with more than 2.9 million people tuning in to the platform to watch their favorite streamers and gaming titles.