How To See All Your Viewers on Twitch
Twitch is the place for video game streamers. It’s a platform that allows you to stream your favorite games for other people to enjoy. You can make a lot of money using Twitch, but you also have to be good at the game you are playing and interesting enough to engage your viewers in the chat section.
The following article will explain how you can check your Twitch stats to figure out how many viewers you had during a stream. The tool is a good gauge of what works and what doesn’t and can help you perfect your future streams.
The Difference Between the Viewer Count and the Viewer List
Before we get into the details, you have to understand the difference between the “Viewer Count” and the “Viewer List.”
The “Viewer Count” tells the exact number of people currently watching your stream. The viewer count includes all Twitch users, as well as unregistered viewers watching you at the moment. The number will fluctuate as people come and go from your stream. It is the little red number below the video player on Twitch.
The “Viewer List” shows you a list of people connected to your chat. You can see only registered Twitch users, including those that are inactive at the moment. The list will remember all users who visited your channel at least once. You can check the list by clicking on the button next to the settings button at the bottom of the chat.
Use Twitch Stats to Up Your Game
The Channel Analytics tool on Twitch can help you understand what your viewers like. You will get a full list of stats, including the average time spent by a viewer, your maximum viewer count, the time you spent streaming, and much more. Here is the full list of available stats:
Average Viewers – The average number of viewers who watched your entire stream.
Live Views – The total number of viewers you had while streaming.
New Followers – The number of viewers who visited your stream for the first time.
Max Viewers – The maximum number of viewers for a single stream.
Unique Viewers – The average number of viewers based on the device they used (laptops, phones, pc).
Minutes Watched – The total time viewers spent watching your stream.
Average Stream Length – The average duration of your stream.
Time Streamed – The total time you spent streaming for a specific period.
Average Chat Messages – The average number of messages you receive during a stream.
All of these categories can help you determine which stream had the biggest viewer count. You can then focus your time on streaming the games that had the best results, and stop streaming the ones that were not so popular.
Even after you find out how many viewers you had, it’s good to know where they came from. That will tell you which part of your channel needs additional work. For example, if many viewers came from the Browser Page that means that the titles of your streams are working well. Otherwise, you may want to rethink your titles to draw more views in.
Viewers from Channels
This category tells you the numbers of viewers that came to watch your stream from another channel. Generally, it’s the number of viewers that came to your channel by clicking on it on the sidebar.
Viewers Outside Twitch
You can tell how many viewers came from outside of Twitch. That includes viewers who used your URL in their browsers, as well as viewers that came from other platforms like Medium.
Summary of Every Stream
You can check your stream summary for each stream. It will show you how many views you got, when the peak was, the duration of your stream, and other useful information.
The Most Important Stats to Consider
With so many stats available, how can you know which one is the most relevant to your success? Well, that depends on how you look at things and what you want to achieve. For some, the Average Viewers category is the most relevant one. Other users might find the Total Views or Max Viewers the most helpful stats.
Use What You Learn to Attract More Viewers
You will need to track your stats for some time before you get everything right. Change the parts that didn’t yield the results you wanted and keep the ones that helped you raise your viewer count. It’s a slow process that requires some planning and well-timed execution, but you can make it as a Twitch streamer if you find the right formula. Don’t give up, and the results will follow.