CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (April 9-15)


The last week of Social Television was largely dominated by international sporting events, with all five spots in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings being owned by sports coverage. Premier League and FA Cup soccer claimed three of the top five spots, while F1 Chinese Grand Prix and NHL Playoff events rounded out the list.
Finland’s Sanoma News nabbed the top spot in the ratings with its coverage of the F1 Chinese Grand Prix, providing live perspective for all 56 laps of the third round of the 2012 Formula One season. More than 61,000 viewers joined the conversation as German driver Nico Rosberg raced to victory on Sunday.
Norway’s second largest newspaper, VG claimed the second and third spots in the weekly rankings with its book-end coverage of Premier League soccer action, totaling more than 90,000 viewers during its two events. Joining VG in the soccer coverage ranks was ITV, which attracted almost 30,000 viewers to its FA Cup Semifinal coverage of Chelsea and Tottenham that saw Chelsea advance to the final against Liverpool.
The CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Social TV events claimed four of the top 10 CiL events of the week as it kicked off its First Round NHL Playoff coverage. The network’s live stream/live chat dashboard drew an audience of more than 32,000 to its Saturday event and more than 100,000 during its four NHL playoff events.
*The CoveritLive blog will release 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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F1 Chinese Grand Prix

Sanoma News (Finland)



Chat with AP-Nikolive through Sunday football (4/9) Premier League

VG Multimedia (Norway)



Chat with AP-Nikolive through Sunday football (4/15) Premier League

VG Multimedia (Norway)



CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada – NHL Playoffs Round 1 (4/15)




Live FA Cup Semifinal: Tottenham vs. Chelsea



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About Spencer Kitley

Spencer Kitley has been with CoveritLive since Feb. 2012 and currently serves as the product's Customer Success Manager. He works with all of CoveritLive's customers to share best practices and help users utilize CiL's newest features. In addition to his work with customers, he heads CiL's social media, manages the platform's blog, develops external communication media and supports the CiL sales team with a number of marketing and communications efforts. Twitter: Google+ (CoveritLive): Google+ (Spencer.Kitley):