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The Game Awards broke records with 103 million viewers



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Geoff Keighley will break out the champagne tonight, as it has just been announced that the Game Awards have once again broken their viewership record. For the ninth year in a row, the glittering awards ceremony has attracted more online viewers, and the 2022 show was the biggest ever.

A whopping 103 million viewers watched via livestreams, an increase of nearly 20 percent over the 2021 figure. This massive total comes from more than 30 different video streaming platforms, with major sites YouTube and Twitch naturally attracting the most viewers.

On YouTube, 1.33 million people were watching live on various channels, with the official feed reaching a record concurrent audience of 604,000. Meanwhile, Twitch feeds led the way 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 Kegley, who created the show and hosts it each year. Industry as we head into our 10th year in 2023.

It has been interesting to see the growth of The Game Awards since its inception in 2014. That inaugural show reached 1.9 million viewers, and that number grew with each passing year.

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