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Top 10 Most-Watched Twitch Channels, March 11 – 17

March 19, 2019


An eclectic assortment of Twitch influencers were spread across the top 10 this week spanning a number of different titles including a resurging Grand Theft Auto V.

Every week, The Esports Observer releases a list of the top 10 Twitch channels, ranked by total number of hours watched for the week, from Tuesday through Monday, with data compiled using TEO Analytics.


Jaryd “Summit1g” Lazar topped all other personalities on Twitch this past week with 2.7M hours watched playing Grand Theft Auto V on roleplay servers. The player vs. player version of Grand Theft Auto is hosted by a server that requires all participants to act out their part in the game as though they are a made up character with an identity determined by the player.



While others benefitted largely from the new Twitch trend, Lazar was the most successful personality reeling in an average of 45K CCV for the week. For comparison, his Sea of Thieves streams last week only attracted an average of 18K CCV across 24.3 hours of airtime.


So far this year, Lazar has average 28K CCV with his notable games including Apex Legends, which he averaged 22K CCV playing, and Sea of Thieves, which he’s averaged 31K CCV playing.


Often times, Twitch has one personality that stands out above the rest, and frequently there’s a large amount of variance in hours watched between the top influencer and least watched member of the top 10. However, this week, less than 1M hours watched was the range between the six personalities that made the top 10.


Tyler “Ninja” Blevins had one of his lesser watched weeks, but with 1.8M hours watched he was just 300K hours watched below the next most-watched streamer. Three influencers even hit exactly 2.1M hours watched.


The parity was even matched by a range of games being played by those streamers. While a few streamers played Grand Theft Auto V role play, Turner “Tfue” Tenney and Blevins played Fortnite exclusively. Tyler “Tyler1” Steinkamp played League of Legends, and Chance “Sodapoppin” Morris played a variety of titles.


Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek was absent from this week’s top 10 after having surgery on his elbow. This year he’s been the most-watched personality with 23.6M hours watched, 3M more than Tenney, who was second.


With just 20 hours of airtime, Grzesiek recorded 657K hours watched for the week. For comparison, he streamed just over 47 hours last week recording a total of 2.4M hours watched. That total would have been enough to make Grzesiek the third most-watched streamer this week.