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 December 31st to January 6th.

Most watched channels

Ninja is back on top this week after dipping down to third last week. A 78.9 per cent rise in views took the Fortnite superstar back over 3 million hours watched. 

Fellow Twitch streamer summit1g is in second place for a second week, after a 42.9 per cent increase in views. Fortnite streamer and FaZe Clan member Tfue drops to third this week after a 36.6 per cent dip in views.

YouTuber Nick Eh 30 is in fourth after a 23.9 per cent rise in views this week. Twitch streamer Shroud is in fifth after a 1.1 per cent drop. 

Sixth place goes to YouTube channel Dynamo Gaming, which had a 30.5 per cent rise in views last week. The channel whipped up over 1.6 million views on PUBG mobile content.

Twitch creator NICKMERCS takes seventh after a whopping 479.9 per cent rise in views last week. The channel has a big focus on Fortnite and racked up over 1.5 million hours watched. 

TwitchPresents falls to eigth with a 14.1 per cent decrease in views. The Twitch-owned channel hosted a 24/7 Pokémon marathon over the holidays and is now hosting a classic Doctor Who marathon. 

Twitch channel sodapoppin is a new entry in ninth place after a 115.1 per cent rise in views last week. Their Dead by Daylight coverage whipped up a cool 1.23 million hours watched in the last week.

Lastly, GamesDoneQuick on Twitch closes the chart. The annual Awesome Games Done Quick charity event kicked off this week, which sees a bunch of professional speedrunners blasting through numerous video games to raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Trending by followers

Vietnamese YouTube channel Hung Item is leading the trending by followers chart for last week. The channel racked up an additional 219,566 followers in seven days. 

Other entries include Dynamo Gaming which racked up over 142k followers last week, Tfue who brought in another 79,557 Twitch followers, and YouTube channel Kronten Gaming which amassed another 56,726 YouTube subs.

Trending by views

The Angry Birds YouTube channel is leading the trending by views last week. In just seven days the channel racked up over 10 million views. The cause looks to be the 24/7 livestreams of Angry Birds episodes.

Other entries include YouTube channel New Game Android iOS, a fairly small channel covering mobile games, alongside chart stalwarts Ninja, Funhaus and Diana Naikova.


Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.


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