Monthly Archives: September 2012

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 17-23)

By Spencer Kitley

For the second straight week NFL football dominated the competition in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, but the 64th edition of the Primetime Emmy Awards proved strong as well this week , claiming two spots to pace the weekly top five.

Almost 100,000 viewers clicked into NFL.com’s Thursday Night Football live chat this week, bringing the site’s two-week viewer total to more than a quarter million. This week’s top-ranking audience was entertained by a high-powered New York Giants offense and a stingy defense, as the reigning Super Bowl champs cruised past the Carolina Panthers, 36-7.

Yahoo TV shined in the No. 2 position with its live coverage of the Primetime Emmy Awards. The evening saw Yahoo’s event attract more than 55,000 viewers as ABC’s comedy Modern Family claimed four Emmys to headline the evening’s festivities.

People Magazine also landed among the top five, claiming the fifth spot with its coverage of the Emmys, as the publisher entertained more than 30,000 viewers live during the red carpet and award show.

Ranking third this week was Greek publisher, Gazzetta, which landed in the third position after drawing an audience of almost 50,000 to its live coverage of the Champions’ League Group B match between Olympiacos of Greece and Schalke of Germany.

ESPN grabbed the fourth spot in the ratings with its live coverage of the UFC 152 pay-per-view event. An audience of more than 43,000 viewers got social during the MMA event as UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones successfully defended his title against Brazil’s VItor Belfort.

*The CoveritLive blog releases its weekly social TV rankings every Monday. The data for the ranking system is exclusive to events that are tied to a television broadcast and the viewer metric is defined as a reader that actively clicks into a CiL event.

 

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9/17/12-9/23/12

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

NFL Thursday Night Football – Giants vs. Panthers

NFL

94,844

2

Primetime Emmy Awards

Yahoo

55,275

3

LIVE Olympiakos-Schalke

Gazzetta

49,159

4

ESPN’s Coverage of UFC 152

ESPN

43,409

5

Emmy Awards

People

31,947

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 17-23)

By Spencer Kitley

For the second straight week NFL football dominated the competition in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, but the 64th edition of the Primetime Emmy Awards proved strong as well this week , claiming two spots to pace the weekly top five.

Almost 100,000 viewers clicked into NFL.com’s Thursday Night Football live chat this week, bringing the site’s two-week viewer total to more than a quarter million. This week’s top-ranking audience was entertained by a high-powered New York Giants offense and a stingy defense, as the reigning Super Bowl champs cruised past the Carolina Panthers, 36-7.

Yahoo TV shined in the No. 2 position with its live coverage of the Primetime Emmy Awards. The evening saw Yahoo’s event attract more than 55,000 viewers as ABC’s comedy Modern Family claimed four Emmys to headline the evening’s festivities.

People Magazine also landed among the top five, claiming the fifth spot with its coverage of the Emmys, as the publisher entertained more than 30,000 viewers live during the red carpet and award show.

Ranking third this week was Greek publisher, Gazzetta, which landed in the third position after drawing an audience of almost 50,000 to its live coverage of the Champions’ League Group B match between Olympiacos of Greece and Schalke of Germany.

ESPN grabbed the fourth spot in the ratings with its live coverage of the UFC 152 pay-per-view event. An audience of more than 43,000 viewers got social during the MMA event as UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones successfully defended his title against Brazil’s VItor Belfort.

*The CoveritLive blog releases its weekly social TV rankings every Monday. The data for the ranking system is exclusive to events that are tied to a television broadcast and the viewer metric is defined as a reader that actively clicks into a CiL event.

 

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9/17/12-9/23/12

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

NFL Thursday Night Football – Giants vs. Panthers

NFL

94,844

2

Primetime Emmy Awards

Yahoo

55,275

3

LIVE Olympiakos-Schalke

Gazzetta

49,159

4

ESPN’s Coverage of UFC 152

ESPN

43,409

5

Emmy Awards

People

31,947

 

Join the second installment of CoveritLive University on Sept. 20

CoveritLive is set to host its second installment of its multi-part web series, CoveritLive University on Sept. 20 at 11 am ET. The webinar will teach CoveritLive users how to optimize CiL for SEO and share best practices for success.

CiL General Manager Ben Schneider will walk attendees through everything from ‘What is SEO?’ to CoveritLive’s new SEO-friendly ChannelPages.

Topics for the second edition of CoveritLive University:

•Demand Media’s expertise in the world of SEO

•What is SEO?

•Best Practices for SEO with CoveritLive

•Utilizing CoverPages, Group Pages and URL names

•Saving Content Locally

•Leveraging CoveritLive’s API for SEO

•ChannelPages

Join a live CoveritLive chat session during the webinar or take part in the Q&A with Schneider following the presentation. Join the live chat here or on Facebook.

CLICK HERE to register for the CoveritLive University webinar. Learn about the newest features and best practices on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 11 am ET.

Join the second installment of CoveritLive University on Sept. 20

CoveritLive is set to host its second installment of its multi-part web series, CoveritLive University on Sept. 20 at 11 am ET. The webinar will teach CoveritLive users how to optimize CiL for SEO and share best practices for success.

CiL General Manager Ben Schneider will walk attendees through everything from ‘What is SEO?’ to CoveritLive’s new SEO-friendly ChannelPages.

Topics for the second edition of CoveritLive University:

•Demand Media’s expertise in the world of SEO

•What is SEO?

•Best Practices for SEO with CoveritLive

•Utilizing CoverPages, Group Pages and URL names

•Saving Content Locally

•Leveraging CoveritLive’s API for SEO

•ChannelPages

Join a live CoveritLive chat session during the webinar or take part in the Q&A with Schneider following the presentation. Join the live chat here or on Facebook.

CLICK HERE to register for the CoveritLive University webinar. Learn about the newest features and best practices on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 11 am ET.

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 10-16)

By Spencer Kitley

A quintet of sporting events swept the top five spots of this week’s edition of the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, with the National Football League claiming three positions and ESPN and SI.com claiming spots with their coverage of boxing and the men’s final of the U.S. Open of Tennis.

The NFL claimed the top spot in the rankings after hosting a very large live chat for the first Thursday Night Football game of the season that pitted the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears in an NFC North showdown. More than 171,000 viewers joined the conversation as they watched the Packers cruise to a 23-10 victory. Additionally, the Bears hosted their own Social TV chat during the game, attracting more than 40,000 viewers to their event to claim the fourth position in the CiL ratings.

ESPN’s live coverage of Saturday night’s boxing card that was headlined by the WBC Middleweight title bout between reigning champion Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. earned the No. 2 position in this week’s CiL rankings as more than 60,000 viewers joined the conversation as Martinez won by unanimous decision.

The third spot on the charts was claimed by SI.com which entertained almost 47,000 social tennis fans during the men’s final of the U.S. Open between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

The NFL landed yet another spot in the top five with the New England Patriots live chat during the team’s Sunday matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. The event engaged in excess of 25,000 New England fans as the team suffered a 20-18 loss in the season’s second week.

*The CoveritLive blog releases its weekly social TV rankings every Monday. The data for the ranking system is exclusive to events that are tied to a television broadcast and the viewer metric is defined as a reader that actively clicks into a CiL event.

 

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9/10/12-9/16/12

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Thursday Night Football: Packers vs. Bears

NFL

171,013

2

ESPN’s Coverage of Sept. 15 Boxing Matches

ESPN

60,565

3

Tennis: US Open Final (Djokovic vs. Murray)

SI.com

46,856

4

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

NFL (Chicago Bears)

41,619

5

NFL: New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals

NFL (New England Patriots)

25,548

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 10-16)

By Spencer Kitley

A quintet of sporting events swept the top five spots of this week’s edition of the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, with the National Football League claiming three positions and ESPN and SI.com claiming spots with their coverage of boxing and the men’s final of the U.S. Open of Tennis.

The NFL claimed the top spot in the rankings after hosting a very large live chat for the first Thursday Night Football game of the season that pitted the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears in an NFC North showdown. More than 171,000 viewers joined the conversation as they watched the Packers cruise to a 23-10 victory. Additionally, the Bears hosted their own Social TV chat during the game, attracting more than 40,000 viewers to their event to claim the fourth position in the CiL ratings.

ESPN’s live coverage of Saturday night’s boxing card that was headlined by the WBC Middleweight title bout between reigning champion Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. earned the No. 2 position in this week’s CiL rankings as more than 60,000 viewers joined the conversation as Martinez won by unanimous decision.

The third spot on the charts was claimed by SI.com which entertained almost 47,000 social tennis fans during the men’s final of the U.S. Open between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

The NFL landed yet another spot in the top five with the New England Patriots live chat during the team’s Sunday matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. The event engaged in excess of 25,000 New England fans as the team suffered a 20-18 loss in the season’s second week.

*The CoveritLive blog releases its weekly social TV rankings every Monday. The data for the ranking system is exclusive to events that are tied to a television broadcast and the viewer metric is defined as a reader that actively clicks into a CiL event.

 

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9/10/12-9/16/12

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Thursday Night Football: Packers vs. Bears

NFL

171,013

2

ESPN’s Coverage of Sept. 15 Boxing Matches

ESPN

60,565

3

Tennis: US Open Final (Djokovic vs. Murray)

SI.com

46,856

4

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

NFL (Chicago Bears)

41,619

5

NFL: New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals

NFL (New England Patriots)

25,548

 

CoveritLive supports record audience of 2.5 million for Apple announcement

By Spencer Kitley

The Apple press event on Wednesday, Sept. 12 set a new Apple event record for CoveritLive as 2.5 million technophiles used CiL live blogs to follow every detail of the iPhone5 announcement in San Francisco, Calif.

Almost 100 publishers and broadcasters, including Yahoo/ABC, MacWorld, Bild, Aftonbladet, The Street, Applesfera, Motley Fool and the San Francisco Chronicle, used CoveritLive to live blog the Apple Announcement with photos and commentary from the invitation-only event.

Keynote Notables:

• CoveritLive supported an audience of 2.5 million readers during Apple’s announcement of its newest iPhone, iOS and iPod releases.

• German publisher, Bild’s live blog of the announcement drew the largest audience of any event, attracting more than 656,000 readers.

• Yahoo teamed with ABC to run a live blog of the Apple release and captured the attention of more than 600,000 CoveritLive readers.

• The top 10 live blog events attracted an average of 251,000 readers per-event.

• Readers that engaged in the top three Apple events stayed in the event for an average duration of 36 minutes.

• MacWorld and Aftonbladet drew the third and fourth-highest reader totals respectively, combining to interact with more than 555,000 readers.

In a reflection of the international interest in Apple’s newest product updates, publications from countries around the world attended Apple’s event and offered live coverage of the news to their audiences back home. Spanish technology web site, Applesfera attracted the fifth-largest audience and the third-biggest international viewer total, drawing more than 175,000 readers to its live blog. Belgian, Brazilian, German, Danish, Swedish, French and Italian publishers claimed places among the top 15. 

CoveritLive proved to be the preferred social solution for live blogs of all scopes and sizes during Apple’s landmark iPhone event. The next time you need a real time live blogging, Social TV or chat event solution, take CoveritLive for a spin and see why it is the answer for so many others.

CoveritLive supports record audience of 2.5 million for Apple announcement

By Spencer Kitley

The Apple press event on Wednesday, Sept. 12 set a new Apple event record for CoveritLive as 2.5 million technophiles used CiL live blogs to follow every detail of the iPhone5 announcement in San Francisco, Calif.

Almost 100 publishers and broadcasters, including Yahoo/ABC, MacWorld, Bild, Aftonbladet, The Street, Applesfera, Motley Fool and the San Francisco Chronicle, used CoveritLive to live blog the Apple Announcement with photos and commentary from the invitation-only event.

Keynote Notables:

• CoveritLive supported an audience of 2.5 million readers during Apple’s announcement of its newest iPhone, iOS and iPod releases.

• German publisher, Bild’s live blog of the announcement drew the largest audience of any event, attracting more than 656,000 readers.

• Yahoo teamed with ABC to run a live blog of the Apple release and captured the attention of more than 600,000 CoveritLive readers.

• The top 10 live blog events attracted an average of 251,000 readers per-event.

• Readers that engaged in the top three Apple events stayed in the event for an average duration of 36 minutes.

• MacWorld and Aftonbladet drew the third and fourth-highest reader totals respectively, combining to interact with more than 555,000 readers.

In a reflection of the international interest in Apple’s newest product updates, publications from countries around the world attended Apple’s event and offered live coverage of the news to their audiences back home. Spanish technology web site, Applesfera attracted the fifth-largest audience and the third-biggest international viewer total, drawing more than 175,000 readers to its live blog. Belgian, Brazilian, German, Danish, Swedish, French and Italian publishers claimed places among the top 15. 

CoveritLive proved to be the preferred social solution for live blogs of all scopes and sizes during Apple’s landmark iPhone event. The next time you need a real time live blogging, Social TV or chat event solution, take CoveritLive for a spin and see why it is the answer for so many others.

CoveritLive, ESPN, Yahoo and CBS score fantasy football wins

By Spencer Kitley

Week one of the 2012 NFL football season also marked the much anticipated kickoff to the fantasy football season. More than 110,000 fantasy team owners flocked to CoveritLive’s three largest pre-game live chats on opening weekend to get the latest updates on their players and for insight on the best matchups for the week.

Yahoo drew the biggest group of fantasy owners to its live video stream, live chat experience that it touted as ‘Last minute advice so you can finish first.’ The event attracted more than 46,000 readers, while also allowing readers the opportunity to direct call-in or emailed questions to the hosts of the video stream.

ESPN drew an audience of almost 40,000 to its Fantasy Surround live video and chat dashboard on Sunday. The live chat provided expert fantasy insight, while the video feed delivered further content from network analysts Michele Steele, Christopher Harris and Stephania Bell.

CBS rounded out the trio of Sunday events with its live chat experience that educated and informed more than 26,000 readers. The network also shined in the week leading up to the fantasy kickoff, engaging with almost 35,000 readers in its Tuesday afternoon chat and answering questions for 20,000 readers last Thursday.

The next time you need to host a live chat event to engage with your fans and users, try out CoveritLive as your conduit for interaction. 

CoveritLive, ESPN, Yahoo and CBS score fantasy football wins

By Spencer Kitley

Week one of the 2012 NFL football season also marked the much anticipated kickoff to the fantasy football season. More than 110,000 fantasy team owners flocked to CoveritLive’s three largest pre-game live chats on opening weekend to get the latest updates on their players and for insight on the best matchups for the week.

Yahoo drew the biggest group of fantasy owners to its live video stream, live chat experience that it touted as ‘Last minute advice so you can finish first.’ The event attracted more than 46,000 readers, while also allowing readers the opportunity to direct call-in or emailed questions to the hosts of the video stream.

ESPN drew an audience of almost 40,000 to its Fantasy Surround live video and chat dashboard on Sunday. The live chat provided expert fantasy insight, while the video feed delivered further content from network analysts Michele Steele, Christopher Harris and Stephania Bell.

CBS rounded out the trio of Sunday events with its live chat experience that educated and informed more than 26,000 readers. The network also shined in the week leading up to the fantasy kickoff, engaging with almost 35,000 readers in its Tuesday afternoon chat and answering questions for 20,000 readers last Thursday.

The next time you need to host a live chat event to engage with your fans and users, try out CoveritLive as your conduit for interaction.