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In mid-August we informed you that many Twitch streamers, especially those from marginalized communities, became the target of users who invaded their broadcasts to emit all kinds of unpleasant comments. Despite this unfortunate situation, the streaming platform had very good audience levels during the month.
As it is tradition, StreamElements and Rainmaker.gg shared the most recent monthly report where they exposed the data and statistics of Twitch and Facebook Gaming. So we know that the Amazon-owned streaming platform had 1.9 billion viewing hours during August, which is a 27% increase compared to the same month in 2020.
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This impressive figure is the highest since April 2021, the month where it exceeded 2 billion hours viewed. It should be mentioned that the report does not contemplate the user strike that took place on September 1, so we will have to wait until October to find out if this movement had an impact on the site’s statistics.
The report also unveiled the most popular categories on Twitch. Unsurprisingly, Just Chatting managed to rank first with 244 million hours viewed, while Grand Theft Auto V and League of Legends complete the podium. It’s important pointing that CoD: Warzone it was the video game that suffered the largest audience drop in August.
Facebook Gaming broke a new audience record
Twitch was not the only platform that had a good time, as Facebook Gaming had 567 million hours viewed last month. This impressive figure surpassed the previous record reached in July and represents a 64% increase compared to August 2020.
It should be mentioned that, since March 2021, Facebook Gaming has increased its audience month after month. Without a doubt, it will be interesting to discover if this positive trend prevails for the rest of the year.
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But tell us, what do you think of this impressive data? Let us read you in the comments.
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