YouTube Gained The Largest Increase in Hours Watched Compared to Twitch and Facebook Gaming

Nawshad Noor
By Nawshad Noor
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Credit: Stream Hatchet

According to Streamlabs, YouTube gained the largest increase in hours watched with an additional 156M hours from Quarter 2 to Quarter 3.

People all over the world are still staying in their homes and only going out for necessary things. Because of this, many have chosen to watch content online to pass their time. Some of the sites that provide such content are Facebook Gaming, Twitch, and YouTube.

Recently Streamlabs published some statistics that showed Youtube watch hour apparently increased by over 156 Million hours in Quarter 3 compared to Quarter 2. The increase in watch time was also larger than Twitch and Facebook Gaming.

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Comparing Watch Hours:

In a recent ‘Streamlabs & Stream Hatchet Q3 2020 Live Streaming Industry Report’ we found all of the data that shows different sets of stats regarding Youtube, Twitch, and Facebook Gaming.

In the report, we can see that audiences watched over 7.46 billion hours across all streaming platforms. The industry grew by over 91.8% compared to last year.

Among the streaming platforms, YouTube Gaming experienced the most growth for hours watched with an increase of 156M hours from Q2 to Q3.

Twitch saw a decrease in hours watched from Quarter 2 to Quarter 3. Total hours watched on Twitch decreasing by 377 million despite hours streamed increasing by 14.5%.

Twitch Hours Watched
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Facebook Gaming has been growing at an alarming rate for the past 3 quarters. Despite Twitch getting all of the Mixer streamers after it’s shut down, Facebook Gaming still benefited from it. Viewers watched 1.04 billion hours of content on Facebook Gaming in Q3.

Facebook Hours Watched
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Youtube Gaming saw the biggest increase in hours watched with an additional 156 Million hours in Quarter 3 compared to Quarter 2. For context, hours watched on Twitch decreased in Q3 by 377 million hours, and Facebook increased by 71 million.

YouTube Hours Watched
Credit: Stream Hatchet

With the numbers going this high for some of the streaming platforms we will eagerly wait for the next quarter’s report to see how it changes.

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Nawshad Noor is a former Editor at GameRiv.