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T-Series set to hit 200 million YouTube subscribers incredibly fast

Published: 23/Nov/2019 17:25 Updated: 23/Nov/2019 20:47

by Andy Williams

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T-Series currently lead the way in global subscriber count on YouTube. However, the Indian music and film production company could hit 200 million subscribers sooner than you’d think.

The T-Series versus PewDiePie hustle to 100 million subscribers took the online community by storm. With both YouTube channels toing and froing, it was eventually T-Series who reached the monumental milestone first. 

After the Bollywood production company achieved the Red Diamond Creator Award on May 29 (2019), Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg was hot on their heels — after getting his hands on his as of August 25 (2019). 

PewDiePie (YouTube).PewDiePie’s reward came on September 9.

As it stands, the pair remain the only channels to have hit the milestone thus far, with Cocomelon sitting a third with almost 65 million subscribers.

Pewds will now have his eyes on the 110 million subscriber mark, as he currently sits at 102 million members of his ‘Bro Army.’

By contrast, T-Series surpassed that milestone back in September, as their following continues to grow exponentially by the day.

Currently sitting at 119 million subscribers, the number one ranked channel welcomed three million new subscribers (and rising) in the month of November alone.

Given their snowballed growth, the Indi-pop channel will be aiming to break even more records. So when can we expect T-Series to hit that stratospheric 200 million subscriber mark on YouTube? Thanks to SocialBlade, we have all of the answers. 

Screengrab (SocialBlade).T-Series are on track to hit 200 million subscribers before 2022.

Based on a linear regression model that factors parameters surrounding the channel’s current interest, T-Series’ channel is estimated to hit the milestone on November 18, 2021. So in just over two years, the channel will have doubled their subscriber count from when they hit 100 million back in May.

For context, T-Series have been around since March, 2006. Meaning it took just over 13 years for the Bollywood production company to gain their current following.

Perhaps more impressively, the channel is predicted to have accrued over 246 billion views — that’s 32 times the world’s current population.

Although the stats are impressive, they don’t account for factors such as the content posted. For example, should the channel post a video that trends globally, they could see a spike in subscriber count.

Nonetheless, since the PewDiePie versus T-Series race came to its head, the Swede’s subscriber growth has fallen off a cliff, whereas the Indian channel appears to be going from strength-to-strength.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.