It was a little over a week ago. We’ve been waiting for the 2020 Game Awards to talk to us about numbers a little earlier. It wasn’t until producer and host Geoff Keighley called each viewer individually to make sure there was no deception. And now it is.
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The 2020 Game Awards were seen by over 83 million people worldwide. The growth is 83% compared to last year (45.2 million) and, unbelievable but true, if I were you I would play the 8 and 3 in lucky numbers the Euromillions, the peak of the audience after the concurrent event includes 8 , 3 million people. Keep in mind that the show started out in 2014 with “only” 1.9 million viewers. And it didn’t stop.
This year #TheGameAwards The number of viewers rose by over 83% to more than 83 million live streams.
This exceeds our wildest expectations. I was just glad we could even produce the show this year.
Thank you for seeing and being a part of this global community. pic.twitter.com/gAKIb68jHp
– Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) 17th December 2020
Geoff Keighley takes the opportunity to provide other numbers that show fascinating progress, possibly thanks in part to timetables that are more compatible with European time zones.
The peak viewership on Twitch doubled (2.63 million), airtime increased 129% and more than 9,000 streamers broadcast the Game Awards. Also on social networks there was much more talk about the ceremony (+ 31% and + 65% for the creators) and the hashtag was 107% more used than in 2019. Such a growth to give hope. No? See nothing? OK.