Geoff Keighley will be popping the champagne tonight, as it's just been announced The Game Awards has broken its viewership records once again. For the ninth year in a row, the glitzy awards ceremony has attracted more and more people watching online, and 2022's show was easily the biggest yet.
A huge 103 million viewers watched along via livestreams, which is an increase of approximately 20 per cent versus 2021's figure. This grand total came in from more than 30 different video streaming platforms, with major sites YouTube and Twitch naturally attracting the largest audiences.
On YouTube, a peak of 1.33 million people were watching live across various channels, with the official feed reaching a record concurrent viewership of 604,000. Meanwhile, the Twitch feeds led to a peak of 1.9 million, with the official channel reaching 571,000 concurrent viewers.
"We are thrilled to report our ninth year of record-setting growth,” said Keighley, who created the show and hosts it each year. “It was electric in the room this year, and felt so amazing to be back with the fans and the industry as we lead into our 10th year in 2023.”
It's fascinating to see the growth of The Game Awards since its inception in 2014. That inaugural show reached 1.9 million viewers, and that number has grown with every passing year.
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