CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (June 10-16 & 17-23)

By Spencer Kitley

After a one-week hiatus, the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings are back with a double dose of headline second screen events. The previous week’s top five events were highlighted by US Open golf and Australian Football League coverage, while last week’s rankings were buoyed by the seventh game of the NBA finals and more Aussie Rules football.

Topping the charts a week ago was Yahoo France with its live chat during the 2013 French Open. More than 219,000 viewers got social during the tournament as Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams claimed victory. The Australian Football League’s AFL.com earned two places in the top five, capturing the No. 2 position with more than 46,000 viewers on Saturday and the No. 5 spot for its live coverage of Carlton vs. Hawthorn that entertained almost 30,000 viewers.

Sports Illustrated’s Golf.com notched the third and fourth positions a week ago with its first and second round coverage of the US Open tourney. In excess of 75,000 viewers joined the conversation on the first two days as Phil Mickelson claimed an early tournament lead.

Last week’s top five was topped by Aussie Rules football as it landed in the top two spots for its weekend coverage that more than 120,000 viewers engaged with on AFL.com. The Fox Sports Australia live event for the Australia vs. Iraq World Cup Qualifying match that entertained more than 50,000 viewers. A pair of live events during game seven of the NBA Finals rounded out the top five with News.com.au attracting almost 35,000 viewers and the World Champion Miami Heat’s official web site interacting with more than 27,000 viewers.

*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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6/10/13-6/16/13

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Roland Garros 2013 Live

Yahoo France

219,374

2

Live Saturday Football

AFL.com

46,364

3

US Open Live 1

SI.com/Golf.com

42,143

4

US Open Live 2

SI.com/Golf.com

33,476

5

Live: Carlton v. Hawthorn

AFL.com

29,142

       

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6/17/13-6/23/13

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Live: Saturday Football

AFL.com

66,026

2

Live: Sunday Football

AFL.com

54,372

3

Australia vs. Iraq (World Cup Qualifier)

FOX Sports Australia

50,970

4

NBA Finals Game 7: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs

News.com.au

34,749

5

NBA Finals Game 7: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs

NBA (Heat.com)

27,342

 

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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: https://twitter.com/CoveritLive Google+ (CoveritLive): https://plus.google.com/117923377117847438665/ Google+ (Spencer.Kitley): https://profiles.google.com/103775815387373422461/