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Nov 07, 2022

Streamlabs and Stream Hatchet Q3 2022 Live Streaming Report

The latest live streaming stats for Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and Facebook Gaming

Last Updated on November 11, 2022

Key Takeaways

  • More people are streaming this quarter compared to the previous, but viewership declines slightly.
  • Viewership across all platforms declines 19% compared to this time last year
  • Facebook Gaming experienced a 34% decrease in hours watched compared to the previous quarter, the only platform to experience a decrease in hours watched this quarter.
  • Facebook Gaming viewership is at the lowest point in two years 

Hours Watched Per Quarter Across All Platforms Combined

  • Viewers watched 7.27 billion hours of content across all platforms, down from 7.36 billion hours in the previous quarter.
  • Hours watched across all platforms decreased by 1.2% compared to the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, hours watched across all platforms decreased by 19% from 8.99 billion hours in Q3 2021.

Hours Streamed Per Quarter Across All Platforms Combined

  • Streamers broadcasted 226 million hours of content across all platforms, up from 220 million in the previous quarter.
  • Hours streamed across all platforms in Q2 increased by 2.7% compared to the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, hours streamed across all platforms decreased by 8.9% from 248 billion hours in Q3 2021.

Twitch

Hours Watched in Q3 2022

  • Viewers watched 5.7 billion hours of live streams on Twitch in Q3, up from 5.6 billion hours in the previous quarter.
  • Hours watched on Twitch in Q3 increased by 1.8% from the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, hours watched declined by 1.7% from 5.8 billion hours in Q3 2021.
  • Twitch represents 78.6% of the market share for hours watched, up 1.9% from the previous quarter.

Hours Streamed in Q3 2022

  • Viewers broadcasted 210.4 billion hours of live streams on Twitch in Q3, up from 204.2 billion hours in the previous quarter.
  • Hours streamed on Twitch in Q3 increased by 3% from the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, hours streamed declined 5% from 222.9 billion hours in Q3 2021.
  • Twitch represents 93% of the market share for hours watched, up 0.3% from the previous quarter.

Unique Channels in Q3 2022

  • 10 million unique channels streamed on Twitch in Q3, up from 9.6 million in the previous quarter.
  • Unique channels streaming on Twitch in Q3 increased by 4.1% from the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, unique channels on the platform declined by 3.8% from 10.4 million in Q3 2021.

Platform Average Concurrent Viewership

  • An average of 2.64 million concurrent viewers watched Twitch in Q3, up from 2.58 million in the previous quarter.
  • Average concurrent viewership on Twitch in Q3 decreased 2.3% from the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, average concurrent viewership decreased 0.8% from 2.62 million concurrent viewers in Q3 2021

YouTube Gaming

Hours Watched in Q3 2022

  • Viewers watched 1.176 billion hours of live streams on YouTube Gaming in Q3, up from 1.131 billion hours in the previous quarter.
  • Hours watched on YouTube Gaming in Q3 increased by 4% from the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, hours watched declined by 4% from 1.13 billion hours in Q3 2021.
  • YouTube Gaming represents 16.2% of the market share for hours watched, up 0.8% from the previous quarter.

Hours Streamed in Q3 2022

  • Viewers broadcasted 8.4 million hours of live streams on YouTube Gaming in Q3, up from 8 million hours in the previous quarter.
  • Hours streamed on YouTube Gaming in Q3 increased by 2.5% from the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, hours streamed declined 2.4% from 8.4 million hours in Q3 2021.
  • YouTube Gaming represents 3.6% of the market share for hours watched, down 0.1% from the previous quarter.

Unique Channels in Q3 2022

  • 443 thousand unique channels streamed on YouTube Gaming in Q3, up from 432 thousand in the previous quarter.
  • Unique channels streaming on YouTube Gaming in Q3 increased by 2.5% from the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, unique channels on the platform declined by 18.9% from 547 thousand in Q3 2021.

Platform Average Concurrent Viewership

  • An average of 644 thousand concurrent viewers watched YouTube Gaming in Q3, up from 518 thousand in the previous quarter.
  • Average concurrent viewership on YouTube Gaming in Q3 increased by 5% from the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, average concurrent viewership increased by 6.3% from 512 thousand viewers in Q3 2021.

Facebook Gaming

Hours Watched in Q3 2022

  • Viewers watched 382 million hours of live streams on Facebook Gaming in Q3, down from 580 million hours in the previous quarter.
  • Hours watched on Facebook Gaming in Q3 decreased by 34% from the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, hours watched declined by 70.5% from 1.293 billion hours in Q3 2021.
  • Facebook Gaming represents 5.3% of the market share for hours watched, down 2.6% from the previous quarter.

Hours Streamed in Q3 2022

  • Viewers broadcasted 7.5 million hours of live streams on Facebook Gaming in Q3, down from 7.9 million hours in the previous quarter.
  • Hours streamed on Facebook Gaming in Q3 decreased by 5.1% from the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, hours streamed declined 56.1% from 17.1 million hours in Q3 2021.
  • Facebook Gaming represents 3.3% of the market share for hours watched, down 0.3% from the previous quarter.

Unique Channels in Q3 2022

  • 238 thousand unique channels streamed on Facebook Gaming in Q3, down from 283 thousand in the previous quarter.
  • Unique channels streaming on YouTube Gaming in Q3 decreased by 16% from the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, unique channels on the platform declined by 46% from 440 thousand in Q3 2021.

Platform Average Concurrent Viewership

  • An average of 173 thousand concurrent viewers watched Facebook Gaming in Q3, down from 265 thousand in the previous quarter.
  • Average concurrent viewership on Facebook Gaming in Q3 decreased by 35% from the previous quarter.
  • Year-over-year, average concurrent viewership increased by 70.5% from 586 thousand viewers in Q3 2021.

About Streamlabs

Founded in 2014, Streamlabs is a leading provider of live streaming tools and a brand of Logitech. Streamlabs offers dozens of features that professional live streamers use to broadcast, better engage with their fans, grow audiences, and improve monetization. Streamlabs is a brand of Logitech International. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). For more information on Streamlabs, please visit streamlabs.com or follow Streamlabs on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Discord.

About Stream Hatchet

Stream Hatchet is the global leader in live-streaming gaming viewership analytics across all major video distribution platforms. The organization provides robust consumer insights to leading publishers, brands, agencies, and teams..Stream Hatchet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Engine Media Holdings, Inc, a publicly-traded company under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: GAME) (TSX-V: GAME). Engine Media provides premium social sports and esports gaming experiences, as well as unparalleled data analytics, marketing, advertising, and intellectual property to support its owned and operated direct-to-consumer properties while also licensing these serves to enable its clients and partners.


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