When you stream a recurring live event with an external encoder via RTMP, you’ll see some metrics right beneath your stream preview to help you track how many people are viewing your stream and for how long.
- Watching now: the number of people currently watching your stream
- Peak viewers: the highest number of concurrent viewers on your stream in a 30-second window
- Total views: total number of player loads
- Average view time: average duration of a viewer’s page load
These numbers will update in real time as your event proceeds.
When you end your event, the stream will archive as a video and be available in your Library. You can revisit your analytics by opening the video's settings and navigating to Analytics.
The metrics provided are the same as you would see for any uploaded video as detailed in our 'Video Settings analytics panel' article. This accounts for both live viewers and viewers who watched the archived video within the last 30 days. You can get a more in-depth look at your video's performance in the advanced analytics dashboard, which you can access by clicking Advanced report.
In addition to the other analytics shown on this panel, archived events will also include a Live heading here, allowing you to see information about the viewers you had while your event was live, including:
- Views: Total number of views while you were live.
- Peak viewers: The maximum number of concurrent viewers during a live stream.
- Average watch time: How long each viewer stayed at your event, on average.
- Minutes watched: Total number of minutes all viewers watched while the event was live.
You can also find analytics for streams that you simulcasted to an integrated social destination (Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn) on this page after your stream ends.
Note that replacing your video here does not have any impact on analytics. Learn more at 'Replace a video'.
If you watch your own stream, that view will not count toward your event's analytics (unless you are logged out).