Twitch & YouTube stats expose massive gap between male and female viewership – Dexerto

Despite the very first quarter of 2021 seeing the rise of Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofsetter amongst other female creators, statistics show that the variation between male and female streamers is still enormous.

While females such as Valkyrae and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys have increased to the upper tiers of streaming, they are surrounded by a frustrating majority of males. 100 Thieves’iconic content developer Valkyrae topped the charts for the most viewed female creator. Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel tops the charts with 73.2 m, which is more than 6 times Valkyrae’s numbers and the tenth highest streamer, Ibai ‘ibai’ Llanos, has 21.6 m. In the VTube sphere, nevertheless, female avatars rule supreme.

Throughout Twitch and YouTube, the two significant platforms for livestreamed gaming content, there are a number of standout names, of all genders.

While women such as Valkyrae and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys have risen to the upper echelons of streaming, they are surrounded by an overwhelming bulk of men. In the top 100 most-watched banners on Twitch, just 2 are not males: Pokimane and Hafu.

This has been shown in a report of Q1, 2021, in which stats show that male banners are, usually, drawing in even more viewership than other genders.

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100 Thieves 100 Thieves’iconic material developer Valkyrae topped the charts for the most seen female creator. The report notes that “The male/female banner space is still considerable. Valkyrae put 27th overall in overall hours seen across both female and male streamers and Pokimane positioned 98th.”Considering that both women wrecked up 12.2 m and 6.8 m throughout YouTube and Twitch respectively, the

queens of streams are both doing quite well, however are still placing extremely far down the tier list. Part of this disparity can be described by Twitch’s market. According to one report, in 2020, 65% of Twitch users were male.

Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel tops the charts with 73.2 m, which is more than 6 times Valkyrae’s numbers and the tenth greatest streamer, Ibai ‘ibai’ Llanos, has 21.6 m. The disparities are actually substantial.

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Valkyrae statistics Stream Hatchet Rae is barely doing badly, however compared to other male banners her viewership is very little. It should be noted though, that hours viewed is likewise influenced a lot by hours streamed. To compare xQc with Pokimane, for instance, xQc has streamed 1,805 hours in the previous 6 months, vs Pokimane’s 584 hours.

In the VTube sphere, however, female avatars rule supreme. This may be because of the high anime-based viewership, but it’s definitely a sphere in which women appear to thrive more than men.

While the statistics could inspire a thousand different arguments, it’s still good to see more female content creators breaking out into the fray.

It’ll be intriguing to see what quarter two of 2021 has in shop.

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