CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Oct. 21-27, 2013)

By Spencer Kitley

The latest edition of the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings features an interesting array of domestic and international events from a variety of categories. A made-for-TV reality show from Germany joins a quartet of sporting events from around the globe in the week’s top five rankings.

Swedish publisher, Aftonbladet, headlined the weekly rankings with its live dashboard from its Sports Bladet Show. More than 275,000 viewers got social as the show covered the latest from the day in European football.

Bild.de’s coverage of the made-for-TV German reality show that pitted tabloid rivals Boris Becker and Oliver Pocher in a series of duel events landed in the No. 2 spot. Almost 200,000 viewers joined the discussion as the former tennis star competed against the German comedian in a variety of oddball events.

The NFL’s Thursday Night Football second screen dashboard, utilizing a CoveritLive social stream topped the charts for the seventh straight week. More than 179,000 viewers engaged with the event as the Panthers downed the winless Buccaneers, 31-13.

A late finishing live chat from last week’s UFC 166 event hosted by Yahoo Brazil claimed the fourth position in the weekly rankings after engaging with more than 53,000 viewers during heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez’ victory.

Weekly top five regular, Ilta-Sanomat landed in the rankings this week, capturing the fifth and final spot with its live coverage of the Indian Grand Prix. An audience in excess of 43,000 viewers joined the conversation as Sebastian Vettel won the race and earned his fourth driver’s title.

*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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10/21/13-10/27/13

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Sports Bladet Live 10/24

Aftonbladet

275,580

2

Boris Becker vs. Oliver Pocher

Bild

194,033

3

NFL Thursday Night Football: Panthers vs. Buccaneers

NFL

179,166

4

UFC 166 – Velasquez vs Dos Santos

Yahoo Brazil

53,275

5

F1 Indian Grand Prix

Ilta-Sanomat

43,122

 

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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/