With the year coming to a close, it’s time to take a look back at the most watched streamers of 2019. Ninja had a phenomenal year and leveraged his connections with popular celebrities like Drake and Marshmello to boost his numbers. There was one streamer in particular who absolutely dominated the charts, and his name is Tfue.
Most Watched Streamers of 2019
The data above is taken from StreamElements and Arsenal.gg and combines hours from Twitch and Mixer to calculate the total hours watched for each streamer.
Tfue topped the charts with over 20,000,000 more hours watched than shroud, a streamer that made the hop over to Mixer along with Ninja earlier in the year.
Tfue’s success can be attributed to his incredible Fortnite skills, personality, and content creation skills. He also uses clickbait tactics on his YouTube channel to help boost his numbers, but we can’t fault him for that. As the saying goes, don’t hate the player, hate the game.
The decline of Ninja’s hours watched is likely due to his switch to Mixer, which had a big impact on his average daily viewers. Same goes for shroud, who once averaged around 20k-30k viewers/stream and is now looking at around 10k viewers/stream on Mixer. The userbase on Mixer is still growing, and Microsoft’s strategy to poach Twitch’s top streamers is slowly increasing their numbers.
In terms of celebrity status, Ninja is most likely still leading the pack. He recently announced a collaboration with Adidas to release new custom sneakers, and was featured on a recent episode of Kevin Hart’s “Cold as Balls” YouTube series.
Overall, it will be interesting to see how things change in 2020 considering Fortnite has already reached its peak in late 2018 and early 2019. We may see a drastic shift in viewer behavior in the coming months.