Recently, I have noticed on a few streams that the viewer count number is inaccurate. Personally, I have not expirenced instances with the count being higher in any inaccurate way - however, I have experienced the count that is showing for viewers being much lower. (Example: Twitch may say I have 3 viewers, reality is I have 10, and 7 of those 10 may even be in the chat itself.) Unfortunately, because of this it suppresses the streamers viewability as well as tanks average viewer count for analytic purposes, including the tracking for streamers on the path to partnership. Is twitch aware of this happening? If twitch is aware, what is twitch doing to ensure accurate viewer counts? And lastly, for a view to be fully counted on twitch, would you please go ahead and inform the general public exactly what we as viewers need to do to ensure our views are being shown on our favorite viewers live streams (or what not to do), in addition to helping streamers be able to determine organic growth pertaining to thier channel?
This affects us all, since many people lose interest in small streams when they see that there are 5 views when there are more people commenting in the chat
This is something twitch needs to fix, I was streaming the other night was raided by a friend for 64 viewers and by the end of my stream I capped out at 33. But the summary is telling me I only had 13 viewers. Twitch please fix your viewer system this is hurting so many amazing content creators.
I had someone say that they clicked on my stream through browsing when it said 3 viewers, and in my stream it showed that I had 20. It never budged above 8 that night for me and the analytics “agree.”
Seriously, wtf. It harms my growth as a streamer, but more seriously, it hurts me as a person that I don’t even know I have that many people actually chilling with me because something so crucial isn’t working for some reason.
I’m the same had like 7 ppl in chat while it said only had 1 person which is gonna the hurt my analytics which hurts me overall and I just don’t understand :(
This has happened to myself, as a small streamer, myself and many others tend to lurk a lot of pages at once to help get everyone’s numbers up in an attempt to be seen, the way I feel, is if you have someone willing to lurk your page it must mean they also like the content, and think other people might too. But I’m the last month or so I’ll see that there are 10-15 people in chat, but only 3-5 viewers. While before the viewers was consistent with the people in chat, minus stream elements and things like that. Hopefully this gets addressed