Fortnite took a substantial portion of market share due to the Galactus event but Just Chatting still remains on top.
As the end of the year edges closer, Just Chatting remains the top category across North American live streaming sites. With a very unique content style and audience, not many games are cutting into Just Chatting’s market share allowing it to maintain over 50M hours watched week-to-week. Even Fortnite’s massive Galactus event fell about 7M hours short of reaching the top spot. More streamers, brands, and organizations should look to leverage Just Chatting in 2021 because the category clearly isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, the growth only seems to be increasing with new creative ways to generate content and interact with the audience.
Top Growing Titles:
- Fortnite skyrocketed 96% in total hours watched to reach 46M thanks to the Galactus in-game event. The game also reached 3.4M peak viewers!
- CS:GO climbed 12% to 22M hours watched to retain a spot on the top ten list.
- GTA V grew 11% to 27M hours watched, just barely outside of the top 5 games – not bad for a game released in 2013.
Top Declining Titles:
- World of Warcraft fell 39% after a surge in viewership from the week prior due to the Shadowlands expansion release.
- Garena Free Fire dropped to 27M hours watched, a decline of 12% while also realizing a 75% decrease in peak viewers.
- League of Legends remained stable but slipped just 3% in hours watched down to 28M in total.