The data analysts at Fair Betting Sites have crunched the Twitch streaming numbers from Streams Charts over the past month to come up with a few key insights.
The number of Twitch viewers and channels increased for the second consecutive month in February 2023
The average Twitch channels continued to rise, jumping 5 percent after a strong start to the year, and the number of Twitch viewers also rose by 2 percent.
More users have also been online at the same time.
The number of peak channels on Twitch skyrocketed to 207,940, an increase of 34 percent in February.
While the month-over-month growth is encouraging, the online streaming platform has been experiencing year-over-year declines in several key statistics.
The average number of Twitch viewers (-11.4%) and total hours watched (-15.5%) are down year-over-year compared to February 2022.
Check out the highlights from the data below.
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- Average Twitch channels jump by 5 percent in February 2023
- Average Twitch viewers rise again by 2 percent after a strong January
- Peak Twitch Channels skyrocket by 34 percent to most since December 2021
- Average Twitch viewers (11.4%) and total hours watched (-15.5%) see YoYdeclines
- Active Twitch Channels are up 19.2 percent YoY
More people are streaming on Twitch in 2023.
The average number of Twitch channels grew by 5 percent month-over-month in February 2023, a sign that the online streaming platform is still in a healthy place.
There were an average of 102,491 Twitch channels online last month, the highest mark since February 2022.
The average number of Twitch channels has grown or stayed the same for five straight months.
In fact, the last time the online streaming platform saw a decline was in September 2022.
The peak number of Twitch channels online at one time also increased by 34 percent in February 2023.
Despite strong growth numbers in January, the peak channels came in at only 155,210.
However, there was a peak of 207,940 channels online in February, the most since December 2021.
For the second consecutive month, the average number of Twitch viewers increased.
The number of active Twitch viewers continued to rise in February, jumping from 2.55 million to 2.6 million, an increase of 2 percent.
Prior to January 2023, the average number of Twitch viewers had dropped or stayed the same for four consecutive months.
Despite the encouraging news, the numbers are still down considerably compared to a year ago.
The number of active Twitch channels has dropped 8 percent since January but those numbers are still up 19.2 percent year-over-year.
Even though there are more active channels on Twitch compared to this time last year, the average number of Twitch viewers and the total number of hours watched has been on the decline.
The average number of Twitch viewers dropped 11.4 percent compared to February 2022.
Similarly, the number of hours watched has dropped by 15.5 percent YoY.
The number of active Twitch channels dropped for the first time in three months in February.
Overall, the number of active Twitch channels declined 8 percent month-over-month, dropping from 5.07 million to 4.69 million in February 2023.
Still, that number is up a healthy 19.2 percent year-over-year.