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 the games they've played most that week. Check out our chart covering the top ten most-watched games of the week here.

This chart covers the week commencing December 30th 2019.

Most-watched channels

There's a handful of new names in the first chart of 2020 thanks to an Escape from Tarkov surge, which we touched on in our top streamed games article. Leading the chart is Pestily - an Australian Twitch streamer. They've racked up a monumental 7.9 million hours watched playing Escape From Tarkov in the last week, and they're donating all of their channel tips to charity throughout the year too. 

The top six channels in the chart this week are all fuelled by Escape From Tarkov coverage. In second is Anton -  a US YouTuber and Twitch creator. They racked up over 1.5 million hours last week playing EFT. 

Veritas on Twitch is in third place after amassing 1.49 million hours watched. Close behind in fourth is xQx with over 1.49 million hours watched over the last week. There are less than 2000 hours between them and Veritas in the ranking.

Everyone's favourite toilet vlogger Dr Disrespect takes fifth place with a successful EFT week. They racked up 1.2 million hours watched on Twitch in the last week. CohhCarnage on Twitch is in sixth with 1.1 million hours watched. 

GamesDoneQuick is a changeup from the Tarkov trend, taking seventh place after a successful weekend of speedrunning. It's annual fundraising event, AGDQ, is in full swing. 

Summit1g is in eighth with 1.1 million hours watched in the last week and a focus on Rainbow Six: Siege. Esports KBS takes ninth place and is the first and only YouTube channel to appear. It's a small Korean channel covering League of Legends. 

Deadlyslob on Twitch closes last week's chart after amassing over 980k views with Escape From Tarkov, similar to the first half of the chart.

Trending by views and followers

The chart below shows the top 10 channels and creators trending by the number of followers or views they have gained in the last week.


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.