Bob Ross is Coming Back to Twitch Every Monday

bob-ross-joy-of-painting-twitchNobody likes Mondays but Twitch now has the perfect way for you to get over your weekly case of the Mondays. Twitch has announced that following the massive and unexpected popularity and success of the Bob Ross The Joy of Painting marathon, Monday nights on Twitch will be Bob Ross nights. For six-and-a-half hours every Monday, Twitch will stream a season of The Joy of Painting and let Twitch chat have its fun alongside.

The recent Bob Ross marathon had a reported 5.4 million unique viewers over the course of the marathon. For comparison, the Twitch Plays Pokemon stream tallied up 9 million viewers over a period that was twice as long as the Bob Ross marathon.

In the announcement, Twitch announced that Mondays from 3:00 PM PST (6:00 PM EST) to 9:30 PM PST will be Bob Ross Nights. Twitch will broadcast one season of The Joy of Painting each Monday. With there being 31 seasons of The Joy of Painting, it won’t be until June that episodes start repeating. Twitch will also have an all episodes marathon starting October 29th to celebrate Bob’s birthday.

Twitch also noted that subscriptions to the Bob Ross channel will continue. The $5 monthly subscription will go to support the rights holders, Root Division (a Bay Area non-profit supporting local artists and teaching children the arts), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals and the Twitch Creative community support team.

I didn’t latch onto the Bob Ross phenomenon during the original marathon but it sure seemed popular on my Twitter timeline. I guess the only thing left to say is KappaRoss. I guess that only works in Twitch chat.

Sources: Twitch, Kotaku

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About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

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