Fortnite Season 9 ended with a bang and players are transitioning into a post-World-Cup Fortnite world with Season X.
While BRUTE wreak havoc across the map, Fortnite streamers are doing big numbers that always happen during the start of a new season – Ninja is just doing his on another platform.
But the whole of Season 9 was amazing for Fortnite streamers. The run-up to the World Cup saw Tfue and Cloak almost qualify for the event while being watched by an audience of nearly 300,000.
Other streamers also set personal bests and the top channels shifted as the season went on.
Who were the most watched Fortnite streamers in Season 9?
Quick note on this data before we start. I got this data from Stream Elements in partnership with Sully Gnome. Stream Elements is the company that provides all the different aspects of stream overlays to many of your favorite streamers. Sully Gnome is a great source for data from streams and lets you compare different channels and games over time.
This data is technically for the past 90 days and that includes six days that weren’t in Fortnite Season 9.
#1 Tfue – 26.3 Million Hours Watched
Tfue streamed for 504 hours and averaged over 50,000 viewers a stream. That was good enough to make him not only the highest Fortnite streamer but the most watched individual streamer on the internet. He was carried by his World Cup qualifier broadcasts and drama with FaZe Clan that had him in center focus all season.
#2 Ninja – 18.2 Million Hours Watched
While he may not be on top anymore, Ninja’s audience is still massive. He streamed for 100 hours less than Tfue during the season but also had an average audience that was 10,000 less. That helps show just how massive of a gap Tfue has on the rest of the crowd. Still, Mixer has to be happy knowing they grabbed a boatload of viewers.
#3 NICKMERCS – 9.8 Million Hours Watched
The MFAM was growing last season. NICKMERCS was able to grab the third spot on this list, even though he has just half the viewers of Ninja and nearly 1/3 the viewers of Tfue. His apparently messy break up with 100 Thieves also didn’t seem to impact his viewers.
#4 Dakotaz – 8.3 Million Hours Watched
600 hours on the dot in streaming time for Dakotaz during the season. Thats more than anyone else in the top ten, except one person who went live an incredible amount.
While streaming often can look like a dream job, the grind that comes with being one of the best streamers is often grueling.
#5 Symfuhny – 7.1 Million Hours Watched
The storyline surrounding Brooke helped keep Symfuhny in the public spotlight and he reaped the rewards as he streamed for an insane 647 hours in the season. To put that in perspective, that means streaming 7.1 hours every single day for 90 days.
#6 – Timthetatman – 6 Million Hours Watched
I was going to stop at five but wanted to include six to show the contrast between streamers. While Sym was streaming that insane schedule, Tim only was live for 290 hours. When he was live, he averaged twice the amount of viewers Sym did.
Other Notes from the Data
- I ignored the main Fortnite stream which finished in sixth place overall, and SolaryFortnite as they used a rotating group of streamers to be live for 1,500 hours and finished in fourth place.
- The next five entries on the list would be: Hamlinz, Chap, mrfreshasian, Gotaga and trymacs.
- Tfue’s famed duo partner Cloak didn’t get much of an audience boost despite playing with Tfue, he finished in 28th place.
- Ninja and Tfue combined for 44.5 million hours watched. You have to combine the next eight individual streamers to reach that amount of hours watched.