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The Game Awards 2018 Viewership More Than Doubled to 26 Million Viewers - VGChartz
The Game Awards 2018 Viewership More Than Doubled to 26 Million Viewers

The Game Awards 2018 Viewership More Than Doubled to 26 Million Viewers - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 December 2018 / 1,337 Views

The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley announced via Twitter this year's award show saw viewership more than double to over 26 million viewers. To compare, the total number of viewers in 2016 was just 3.8 million. 

The number of viewers on Twitch peaked at a concurrent 1.13 million. Voting from fans increased by 50 percent compared to 2017.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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5 Comments

Masked_Muchaco (on 12 December 2018)

It already surpassed the Golden Globes, the Oscars is next!


SuperNintend0rk (on 12 December 2018)

That's crazy considering the massive budget of Hollywood awards shows!


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TallSilhouette (on 12 December 2018)

Congrats to Geoff and co. Come a long way.


XD84 (on 12 December 2018)

Wow that is insane. Does anyone know how high the views are of Sonys, Microsofts and Nintendos conferences at e3?


shikamaru317 (on 12 December 2018)

Total views for the E3 conferences have never been announced. However, we can compare the peak concurrent viewers on Twitch to E3 2018: The Game Awards 2018- 1.13m pcv | Microsoft E3 2018- 1.8m pcv | Ubisoft E3 2018- 1.6m pcv | Playstation E3 2018- 1.5m pcv | Bethesda E3 2018- 964k pcv | PC E3 2018- 893k pcv | Nintendo E3 2018- 679k pcv | EA E3 2018- 528k pcv


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XD84 (on 12 December 2018)

Thank you for the info.


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KLAMarine (on 12 December 2018)

Pretty good.


TheBird (on 12 December 2018)

It was a pretty spectacular show. Only downside was the furry.


Liquid_faction (on 12 December 2018)

And the fact that the greatest moment of the awards "Read it Boi" was followed by "and the award goes to Ninja."


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