Top 10 most watched and trending channels of the week

Top 10 most watched and trending channels of the week has teamed up with esports and streaming analytics firm Stream Hatchet to bring you weekly charts of the most popular games and creators in the streaming space.

This chart documents the most watched channels by hours across Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mixer and Facebook.

Each week we'll be documenting the top ten most watched channels across all the major streaming platforms, so you can see which creators are growing and which ones are in decline. The chart also shows what games they play the most. Check out our chart covering the top ten most watched games of the week here.

We'll also document the top ten rising channels of the week. These are the creators that are rising fastest on their respective platforms.

This chart covers the week commencing October 15th to October 21st.

Biggest channels

Riot Games' Twitch channel leads the chart for the third week running,  with an additional 30 per cent view increase. LoL Esports' YouTube channel is up in second place. 

Battle royale boys Ninja and Shroud are in third and fourth place, both with a 4 per cent decrease in views this week. 

Vietnam Esports on YouTube is up another 13 per cent this week, moving into fifth place. Views for Tfue on Twitch have dropped 4.8 per cent which looks like a natural decline from the 52 per cent burst he experienced last week.

NoahJ456 (main image) is a new entry this week with an impressive 60 per cent increase in views. Twitch's LCK_Korea is also a new entry with League of Legends esports coverage, and YouTube's TheGrefg is closing the chart with a 38 per cent view increase on Fortnite content.

Most watched channels this week

Trending channels by followers

Twitch channel H1ghsky1 is leading the followers chart this week. Frequent Fortnite content has seen the channel experience a 94 per cent increase in followers.

New notable entries this week include Fortnite focused YouTube channel Shadical with a 79 per cent increase in views, and Manh Red Channel, a Vietnamese YouTube channel covering Garena Liên Quân Mobile.

Trending channels by views

NoahJ456 is topping the trending by views chart, closely followed by YouTube channel PUBGTV. Riot Games' Twitch is still going strong alongside chart favourites TheGrefg, LoL Esports and Ninja.

Other entries this week include MrRoflWaffles - a UK YouTuber making Call of Duty content. Additionally, the official AngryBirds channel has made a surprising yet welcome appearance with the return of it's Iron Maiden questline.

Trending channels by views and followers

Editor - Influencer Update

Danielle Partis is Editor of She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.


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