Overwatch League posts viewership numbers

Jul. 31, 2018 2:37 PM ETActivision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)By: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor18 Comments
  • In an update on last weekend's Overwatch League grand finals, Activision Blizzard (ATVI +1.3%) says the event averaged a per-minute overall audience of 861,205 over the two days.
  • That includes Disney-owned (DIS +1%) TV networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and Disney XD as well a Sunday highlights show on ABC) and digital viewing platforms including Twitch, MLG, ZhanQi TV, NetEase CC and Panda TV.
  • Breaking that down to the U.S., average minute audience was 289,175, with 45% of that falling into the 18-34 demographic. Worldwide, audience in that demo was 605,015 average per minute.
  • The London Spitfire won the first title with a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Fusion, the company says. And the league will head to Blizzard Arena Los Angeles Aug. 25-26 for an All-Star Weekend.
  • Previously: Activision's Overwatch League Grand Finals (Jul. 31 2018)
  • Previously: Videogame stocks lower after major esports catalyst (Jul. 30 2018)
  • Previously: Disney, Blizzard enter live esports deal for 'Overwatch' (Jul. 11 2018)

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