The Game Awards has revealed its viewership numbers for the 2021 event, and the event has set a record in total viewership for the second consecutive year.
85 million unique streams watched the winners and announcements at The Game Awards 2021, which is 2 million more than last year’s then-record 83 million. The awards ceremony streamed live on December 9 on over 30 global platforms, including Twitch, Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitter, and more.
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This year’s show delivered a record 85 million livestreams across more than 30 platforms, as well as record social and voting engagement. pic.twitter.com/zsvgwpSD83
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 20, 2021
According to the official press release, the event also set a record for social media presence with 1.6 million tweets sent out. It was Twitter’s number-one trending topic–the 8th year in a row it reached number one–and at its peak included 11 of the top 30 trends worldwide.