On September 1, some Twitch content creators went on strike #ADayOffTwitch, in which they did not broadcast content and asked viewers not to enter the platform. We already have the first data of the initiative and the balance is interesting, with a significant loss of hearing from the platform.
As we told you a few hours ago, the Twitch streamers got tired of hate raids and escalating harassment who are suffering on the platform. To do this, American creators launched a strike on the platform, which some Spanish streamers joined. According to data from TwitchTracker, Twitch lost a million viewers compared to the previous day at rush hour.
Around 10:00 p.m. yesterday the peak of spectators was reached, some 3.5 million. The day before, at similar hours, the number was about 4.5 million viewers. The drop is also very significant compared to the previous week, with similar numbers. The data reflects a drop in audience that stayed throughout the day and the average loss is more or less higher than half a million viewers.
As for streamers, we have also seen that at rush hour there were close to 12,000 fewer people broadcasting compared to the previous day, but perhaps this is where there is less impact, because there were also more than 120,000 active channels. The data is also similar compared to the previous week. It is clear that the support for the strike by great streamers, such as Ibai Llanos in Spain, has had an impact on the audience.
Twitch says it supports the strike
In a statement sent to PC Gamer, Twitch says it respects and supports the protest: “We support the rights of our streamers to express yourself and draw attention to important issues in our service. No one should have to experience malicious and hateful attacks based on who they are or what they represent. “
Twitch has also opened a section on its website to help combat these attacks on creators and ensures that it remains focused on the problem. “We are working hard to improve channel ban evasion and additional account enhancements. to help make Twitch a safer place for creators“.