In a belated and abbreviated edition we take a look at the top five events from last week in the latest release of the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. This week’s ratings include three entries from German news heavyweight Bild.de, a pair of singing competitions and live coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix.
Over the past few months, we have been analyzing how use of CoveritLive has evolved and how that relates to the data we record for engaged viewers or “clicks.” In the process, we uncovered cases where our method of tracking was understating the number of live engaged readers. To rectify this, we have tested some adjustments and decided to tweak the tracking and reporting of clicks in certain situations.
On June 1st, we will update how we track and report clicks for Events and Tickers that do not include a Title Page. With the change, we will start counting a view as a click once the user has been on a page receiving updates for three (3) minutes or longer and has not already engaged with the Event or Ticker.
As May rolls on, international events and hockey continued to maintain their stronghold on the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. The CBC, TV2 and Eurosport all returned to the top-five for the second consecutive week as a pair of hockey games, a reality TV finale, courtroom coverage and a European football championship celebration filled out the weekly ratings.
The first full-week of May saw the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings once again feature an international flavor, while the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) flexed its muscles with a solid week of NHL Playoffs coverage. Live coverage of a Norwegian politician’s trial took a spot in the top five for the third-straight week and Formula 1 racing re-entered the rankings along with live snooker coverage to headline the week.
Golf season is in full swing and beginning with this weekend’s Players Championship, CoveritLive users now have the ability to enhance their live events with PGA LiveScores. With three majors and a host of other tournaments in the next few months, broadcasters, publishers and golf bloggers around the world can utilize CiL’s new automated live leaderboards to bolster their already media-rich events. This newest update to CiL’s robust feature-set, make it easier than ever to engage with readers or viewers throughout the season.
The end of April and the first week of May saw a group of events from five different countries register solid events to fill out the top five in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. Live coverage of a marquee criminal appeal hearing, a pair of boxing matches, a reality television dance contest and a semifinal Champions League football match rounded out the stellar group to comprise the weekly top five.
Last month, United States broadcaster, PBS aired a special Frontline broadcast about the grueling Syrian civil war called, “Syria Behind the Lines.” Following the broadcast, Time Magazine’s Syrian war chronicler, Rania Abouzeid joined filmmaker Olly Lambert and Syria Deeply co-founder Lara Setrakian in a live CoveritLive Q&A that was syndicated across PBS and Time’s web sites.
The fourth month of 2013 proved to be another strong performance month for CoveritLive and the sixth edition of our month-in-review takes a look at the key statistics and events from the month of April. This month’s infographics presentation showcases the month’s headline events that included live coverage of the Boston tragedy, Champions League and Europa League European football, the NFL Draft, the Masters golf tournament and the start of the Major League Baseball season. Here is a quick look at key data and highlights from the top events of the month.