The past week in Social TV provided some great second screen experiences that comprise the current edition of the CoveritLive Social TV rankings. This week’s top five features live news reporting from Paris, the NFL’s Thursday Night Football, the Australian Rules Football draft, a marquee boxing match and live updates from the most recent Formula 1 race. Read More…
After a one week hiatus the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings are back and a trio of events headlines the top five events of the week. A German political debate, a pair of Australian Rules Football match days and live coverage of the Champions League draw blanketed the ratings.
German publisher, Bild’s live coverage of the television debate between Chancellor Angela Merkel and challenger Peer Steinbrück claimed the top spot in the Social TV rankings. An audience in excess of 900,000 viewers joined the conversation during the political debate to share their own thoughts and opinions and to read what experts were saying about the event.
The weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings were dominated by two sites this week with the Australian Football League’s AFL.com notching three spots in the rankings and Spain’s Actividades Digital’s properties landing the remaining two spots.
The Australian Football League’s AFL.com landed in the top five for the 11th time in the last 12 weeks with its Live Saturday and Sunday football coverage that captured the first and third spots in the ratings, while the Hawthorn vs. Collingwood live event landed in the fifth position. The AFL’s Saturday coverage last week attracted more than 97,000 viewers, while its Sunday coverage entertained more than 52,000 viewers. The live event for the Hawthorn vs. Collingwood match captured the fifth spot with more than 25,000 viewers.
A variety of sporting events, including the start of the Bundesliga football season and the PGA Championship, filled out the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. Bild.de’s immersive football experience, the Australian Football League’s live game coverage, NFL preseason action and Sports Illustrated Golf’s PGA Championship blog comprised the top five this week.
The Royal Birth in the UK grabbed major headlines last week and along with the final stage of the Tour de France and Australian Rules Football it highlighted the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. Mundo Deportivo, The Sun UK, Yahoo UK OMG and AFL.com filled out the week’s top five.
In a week of many large events, two key events rose to the top to sweep all five spots in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. Actividades Digital landed three spots on the countdown with its Tour de France coverage, while the Australian Football League’s AFL.com notched two spots for its weekend match coverage.
The first week of July brought a variety of news and sports events to the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings as live coverage of the unrest in Egypt, the Oakley Pro surfing contest, Australian Rules Football and UFC 162 topped the charts for the week.
The final week of June proved to be a very big week for CoveritLive and Yahoo’s Live Chats during the George Zimmerman murder trial dominated the weekly Social TV rankings. Yahoo News produced five of the top seven Social TV events for the week, while the Australian Football League claimed one spot in the top five and Yahoo Sports’ NBA Draft coverage landed just outside of the top five.
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.