It is an absolutely unprecedented situation for the Sejm social media, and especially the YouTube channel, to enjoy such record popularity in Poland.
The official Sejm channel on YouTube reached 500,000 subscribers on Monday, December 11, and the broadcast from yesterday’s meeting has been watched on the website over 4 million times.
One might seem to think that it is completely normal that at such an important moment from the perspective of Polish history as the departure of the old government and the election of a new government, the proceedings will enjoy such record-breaking interest. However, this is an absolutely unprecedented situation in the history of the Polish parliament, where any deliberations of the Sejm or Senate have ever been watched online so many times, and in such a short time.
4 million views from the vote of confidence for Morawiecki
The number of views for the official Sejm video broadcast on Monday, December 11 – when Mateusz Morawiecki delivered his farewell, as it later turned out, exposé as the Prime Minister of Poland, and then the Sejm accepted Donald Tusk’s candidacy for this position – is now well over 4 million ( as of 8:30 a.m., December 12).
4 million views on the channel called Sejm RP is 1/6 of all the views it has accumulated since its creation, i.e. since March 15, 2017. Since then, 917 videos have been posted there, generating a total of 24.3 million views, of which only this one record-breaking broadcast received over 4 million views.
Additionally, we can confidently assume that in the coming hours, or even days, the result of the broadcast of the rejected vote of confidence in Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will be significantly increased, because the viewing counter from the ninth day of the 1st Sitting of the Sejm of the 10th term continues to grow at a very fast pace.
Over 500,000 people have already watched the proceedings of the 10th term of office of the Sejm. people
Moreover, this is not an isolated case, but rather a manifestation of a broader tendency. Since the parliamentary elections, i.e. since October 15 this year, broadcasts of parliamentary proceedings have enjoyed much greater interest than usual. About receiving the rights to the so-called Marshal Szymon Hołownia mentioned the silver button (a special distinction that YouTube awards to channels with at least 100,000 subscriptions) in mid-November. Now, with 500 thousand subscriptions, the Sejm RP channel is on a very good path to receiving a golden button (for one million subscriptions).