The Game Awards draws 118 million viewers


The Game Awards drew a record 118 million viewers for its show celebrating the game industry and showing upcoming games.

I attended the in-person event in the Peacock Theater at LA Live in Los Angeles and it was a packed house, where Baldur’s Gate 3 won Game of the Year.

Geoff Keighley tweeted that he was humbled by the results.

The show on December 7 beat out the 103 million viewers from a year ago, and Keighley said the viewership on @YouTubeGaming the 4K TGA feed delivered a 53% jump in year-over-year peak concurrent viewers to over 900,000. Platform-wide (including co-streams), The Game Awards on YouTube was up 35% to over 1.7 million peak concurrent. More than 4,000 channels co-streamed the show on YouTube.

We had our own cool side event with GamesBeat at The Game Awards. Our first-ever such show was a success, with talks like a fireside chat with Annie Belfield of TikTok and Johanna Faries, general manager of Call of Duty. We had more than 230 people come out for our inaugural event and expect to do it again next year. We also had fun at the TikTok party the night before and at the LA Video Game Supper Club dinner with Xsolla.

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