The Top 10 Livestreams of 2017

2017 was an eventful year in more ways than one. From the first total solar eclipse since 1979 to the inauguration of US President Donald Trump and the launch of the iPhone X. Key events in sports, politics, and extreme natural events all made it to our top 10 livestreams of 2017.

These top 10 livestreams collectively amassed over 9 million views. Live video content on Livestream.com was viewed by an audience of over 397.4 million in 2017. Here are our most watched livestreams from 2017.

10. Motormania TV’s Lights Out 8
Views: 391,161


Hundreds of thousands of drag racing and street-style racing fans tuned in to watch MotorManiaTV’s Lights Out 8, one of the most anticipated radial tire races in the world.

9. ESPNcricinfo Auction Day
Views: 434,740


Former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar hosted a live auction day on ESPNcricinfo analyzing the player auction as it happened.

8. Hurricane Irma Hits Florida
Views: 444,464


People across the world watched as Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, hit the Caribbean, leaving surrounding islands in devastation.

7. CNET’s live coverage of Apple’s product announcements
Views: 525,413


A captive audience tuned in to follow CNET’s commentary as Apple unveiled the iPhone X, Apple TV, and the Apple Watch 3 at the new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

6. Inauguration Day
Views: 766,317


Donald Trump delivered his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington.

Check out the top 5 streams of 2017, and take a look at highlights from Livestream’s first decade of LIVE.

This Week on Livestream | February 12, 2018

Watch live as Carolina Herrera reveals her Fall 2018 collection, Roxane Gay visits the Hammer Museum, The Greene Space discusses climate change, and Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates Valentine’s Day.


Fall 2018 #HERRERALIVE | Carolina Herrera
Monday, February 12
8 PM ET
“With almost four decades in fashion under her belt, the iconic Carolina Herrera will step down as creative director of her brand following tonight’s reveal at New York Fashion Week. Watch the Fall 2018 collection on Livestream and carolinaherrera.com.”

Some Favorite Writers: Roxane Gay | Hammer Museum
Monday, February 12
10:30 PM ET
“One of today’s most astute cultural critics, Roxane Gay is the author of New York Times best-seller Bad Feminist, the novel An Untamed State, and the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti. Raw and beautifully written, Gay’s most recent book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, is a remarkable work about pain, healing, strength, and coming to terms with oneself and one’s body.”

Citizen Now: Climate Change | The Greene Space
Tuesday, February 13
7 PM ET
“2017 was the second-hottest year on record. The impact of climate change – from rising sea levels to rising food scarcity – continues to grow. Join The Greene Space as they hear from social entrepreneurs about how they’re working to make clean energy accessible and affordable to communities everywhere, create a workforce of sustainable ocean farmers, and mitigate the rising effects of climate change.”

Tayari Jones | An American Marriage with Stephanie Powell Watts | Author Events
Tuesday, February 13
7:30 PM ET
“Focusing mostly on the urban South, Tayari Jones‘s four novels include Silver Sparrow, The Untelling, and Leaving Atlanta. Her new novel follows a husband and wife who seem to embody the new South but are unmoored by false accusation and imprisonment.”

Valentine’s Day: Songs We Love featuring Vuyo Sotashe and Brianna Thomas | Jazz at Lincoln Center
Wednesday, February 14
7:30 PM ET
“Joining Brianna Thomas this year is fellow vocalist Vuyo Sotashe, a recent second-place winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition, a rising star in New York City, and an in-demand special guest at Jazz at Lincoln Center.”

TAKING FLIGHT | National Geographic
Thursday, February 15
2 PM ET
“National Geographic discusses Bird Migration and Conservation Across Hemispheres.”