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Twitch.tv ahead of Facebook in peak traffic

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TwitchkingAccording to a study by analytics company Deep Field published in the Wall Street Journal , Twitch.tv is ranked 4th with a total of 1.8 percent of U.S. peak internet traffic for the week ending February 3rd. Higher than giants such as Hulu, Amazon, Facebook, Tumblr and Valve.



It’s important to remember that sites like Twitch that have video streaming services use much more bandwidth than sites like Facebook. Twitch is still beating popular sites with streaming services like Hulu and Amazon. In a statement to onGamers, Twitch’s Vice President of marketing told of the vindication of playing with the big boys, as well as the challenges of dealing with such growth.

“It’s wonderful validation that Twitch is now officially playing in the big leagues. Apple, Hulu, Valve, Netflix, Amazon and the like are awesome company to keep. Of course this is something our engineers have known for some time, since they are actively scaling our infrastructure to meet the intense demand growth curve. We’re laser-focused on that which is no small task!”

Twitch released a fact sheet of their business growth in 2013 which sports even more impressive statistics. I’m really happy that Twitch is a thing, because the idea of people playing live online and people watching fascinates me. Even as I write this I have a stream up on the other monitor, just casually watching in the corner of my eye. Twitch has become people’s  vested hobby, and even part of their livelihood. I hope they continue to prosper and fix that damn annoying chat delay finally!

Last Updated: February 10, 2014


  1. I thought Hulu was way bigger than it is.


  2. B4d R0b0t

    February 10, 2014 at 14:31

    Why is reddit not on that list ? Am I going mad, I thought they had a huge share of interwebs traffic.


    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      February 10, 2014 at 14:52

      According to alexa, Reddit ranks 27th in US traffic.


      • B4d R0b0t

        February 10, 2014 at 15:06

        Cool, thanks for the info, that means imgur is higher, funny to think they get more traffic now than the site they were created to be used on.


  3. El Capitan del Blade

    February 10, 2014 at 15:08

    All I want is Netflix available in South Africa…. without having to resort to shady practices….. is that so much to ask?


  4. Rags

    February 10, 2014 at 15:55

    Valve is up there too, nice.


    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      February 10, 2014 at 19:51



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