Twitch analyst Streams Charts has compiled a list of the most watched streamers in 2021, looking at both viewing times and peak viewers. In terms of hours watched, xQc takes the top prize with over 100 million more than second place.
He got 274.96 million viewing hours while sitting at a peak of 173,620 viewers – that’s a lot, but it’s not the most. In fact, TheGrefg has the highest peak despite having fewer viewing hours – they have a staggering peak of 2.5 million viewers.
In second position, the Gauls with 165.39 million hours watched and a peak audience of 343,315. Auronplay occupies third place with 121.14 million hours watched and a peak of 332,926 viewers. Then you have ibai, loud_coringa, Summit1g, Shroud, HasanAbi, NICKMERCS, and the aforementioned TheGrefg. You can see the bar graph with the numbers in the embedded tweet below.
Streams Charts also looked at the most popular female Twitch streamers, looking only at times watched. In the lead are Amouranth at 38.96 million, then Saddummy, Pokimane, IamCristinini, Jinnytty, 39daph, fuslie, pqueen, Kyedae and itsHafu.
As for the most popular categories, they were quite varied – number one, unsurprisingly, is Just Chatting. Then you have GTA 5, League of Legends, Fortnite, Valorant, Minecraft, Call of Duty: Warzone, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Apex Legends, and Dota 2. These are just the game categories.
For categories not related to games, Just Chatting remains in first place. Then you have the slots, music, sports, art, ASMR, talk shows and podcasts, pools, hot tubs and beaches, science and technology, and then the travel and the outdoors. The spa meta peaked earlier in 2021, sparking controversy on Twitch’s point-of-care platform, and it certainly left a mark with 43,000 hours of viewing time. It’s not at the same level as the 267 million music, but it’s impressive enough to get into the top ten.
And to top it off, xQc is still going strong in 2022, remaining the most-watched streamer in January so far. He is joined by Trainwreckstv, ibai, HasanAbi, shroud, LVNDMARK, TheGrefg, WillerZ, fps_shaka and Rubius.
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