With the new year now fully underway, a lot of companies are taking stock of the statistics that showed them how well they did over the course of the previous year. In the case of Twitch, things went incredibly well. The total number of hours watched on Twitch crossed 17 billion last year, a massive number by any metric, as noted by SE. The number itself is staggering, but what’s even more impressive is that it’s almost twice the number of hours watched in 2019 which was 9 billion and seemed impossible to top back then.
The creators that are using Twitch are sharing in all of this success as well. Well known streamer TheGrefg ended up breaking the record for most concurrent streamers, reaching 2 million streamers watching his stream all at the same time. If you think about it, a lot of cable companies would be falling of themselves to sign a TV show that was getting this many live viewers, so in many ways Twitch and other streaming platforms have most definitely started to supplant the TV industry when it comes to the eyes that are watching at any given point in time.
This indicates a shift away from TV, and in the future it might not be too far fetched to assume that online streaming, especially on platforms like Twitch, might just end up becoming the norm, with TV being relegated to the back benches or perhaps no longer being relevant at all at the end of the day. Whatever happens, Twitch is probably going to continue to see massive amounts of success in the future.
This post was written by Zia Muhammad and was first posted to Digital Information World
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