April 3rd, 2020, 20:52 Posted By: wraggster
Unsurprisingly, as more people stay at home for longer periods of time due to COVID-19, they are also watching more live streams.
The quarterly live streaming industry report from StreamLabs and Stream Hatchet shows that Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook all saw quarter-over-quarter lifts in viewership in Q1 2020, with Twitch surpassing three billion hours watched in a single quarter for the first time ever.
In total, Twitch reached 3.1 billion hours watched, up 17% quarter-over-quarter, a 33% increase in the number of unique channels, and an all-time quarterly high in average concurrent viewership of 1.4 million.
YouTube similarly saw rises, reaching 1.1 billion total hours watched, up 13% quarter-over-quarter, and an all-time high quarterly average concurrent viewership of nearly 500,000.
Facebook Gaming also saw increases, reaching 554 million hours watched for the quarter.
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