The Game Awards broke a new record for ratings in 2021

The game awards are breaking their own records every year, and the 2021 show is no exception.

Last year, the 2020 Game Awards broke the record of more than 83 million viewers, and this year, the show has an estimated 85 million viewers through “global live broadcast”. Like previous award ceremonies, this year’s event was broadcast live on more than 30 digital networks around the world, such as YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, etc.

“On Twitter, the Game Awards posted a record 1.6 million tweets in 2021, which is the best performance in history,” a press release reads. “The show has been ranked No. 1 in the world for 8 consecutive years, and at the peak of the conversation, it occupies 11 of the top 30 global trends.”

On YouTube, the viewing time of the main game award stream (excluding the joint stream) exceeded 1.75 million hours, setting a new viewing time record. Compared with last year’s exhibition, an increase of 14%. Compared with the same period last year, fan votes increased by 27%, exceeding 23.2 million votes.

“We are very happy to return to the live awards ceremony in 2021, and continue to be successful in 2021, and achieve significant growth internationally,” said Geoff Keighley, producer and host of The Game Awards.

For more background information on this year’s record of 85 million live streamers, This is the number from previous years:

  • 2021: 85 million
  • 2020: 83 million
  • 2019: 45.2 million
  • 2018: 26.2 million
  • 2017: 11.5 million
  • 2016: 3.8 million
  • 2015: 2.3 million
  • 2014: 1.9 million

If you are not one of the 85 million live broadcasts, don’t worry-this is Game informant The list of each winner of the 2021 Game Awards.


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