Anyone who was in the room today for the first day of TechCrunch Disrupt won’t need me to tell them that the event was a huge success. From Charlie Rose and John Doer first thing in the morning, to David Carr and Eric Hippeau last thing in the afternoon – via the first two rounds of the start-up battlefield, plus the already-infamous Arrington vs Bartz interview – it was a hell of a day. And there are still two more to go.
Another thing that was a huge success was our live streaming of the event. We’ve just received the day’s stats from broadcast partners, Livestream: over the course of the day we streamed over 1 million viewer minutes of video, a total of 87,873 visits by 31,033 unique viewers. Or to put it another way, for every person in the room, 21 were watching online.
Unsurprisingly, the most viewed video was the Carol Bartz interview which has been watched by over 29,000 times at the time of writing.
For those of you who missed the event (which kicks off again at 9am Eastern time, 6am Pacific), we’re showing all of the sessions again throughout the night at beta.techcrunch.com/disrupt