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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Nov. 18-24, 2013)

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…

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Sept. 23-29, 2013)

This week’s CoveritLive Social TV weekly rankings look very similar to last week’s chart, as NFL football, America’s Cup Racing, Australian Rules Football and reality TV took center stage.

The NFL and the NFL Network posted their third-straight Thursday Night Football event with an audience in excess of 300,000 viewers this week. The audience of more than 321,000 followed the social conversation as the San Francisco 49ers rolled past the St. Louis Rams, 35-11.

 

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (June 3-9)

A quintet of international events swept the top five spots of this week’s edition of the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, with the Australian Football League claiming two spots, a pair of European football events earning two places as well and a reality TV competition topping the charts.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (May 27 – June 2)

The CoveritLive Social TV rankings took on a new look last week with four reality TV events claiming spots in the weekly top five. A pair of German reality TV finales and two British reality shows joined Australian Rules Football in the weekly rankings to fill out the top five. 

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (March 25-31)

The last week of March wrapped up with a host of marquee international events, including three Australian events that landed in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV top five. The Australian Football League claimed two spots, while Australian soccer, the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tourney and a live chat accompanying a Greek newscast filled out the remaining spots.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Nov. 19-25)

By Spencer Kitley

A new player jumped to the front of the line in this week’s CoveritLive Social TV rankings as the Australian Football League landed in the ratings for the first time with its live draft coverage. Joining the AFL in the top five were a pair of Formula One live chats and a rare two-event double by the NFL’s Chicago Bears.

The Australian Football League notched the top spot with its live coverage of the NAB AFL Draft that saw Greater Western Sydney select Lachie Whitfield with the No. 1 pick. Almost 70,000 viewers got social during the draft to discuss their favorite team’s draft choices.

For the second consecutive week Finnish publisher, Ilta-Sanomat earned a place in the top five with its coverage of Formula One racing. An audience of more than 46,000 joined the conversation as Sebastian Vettel claimed his third straight F1 Championship at the Brazilian Grand Prix.  Italian newspaper, Ilsussidario also grabbed a spot in the ratings with its live coverage of F1, attracting almost 25,000 viewers to the live event.

The NFL’s Chicago Bears captured the third and fifth spots, respectively in the weekly rankings with their two-game week. The team’s Sunday victory over the Minnesota Vikings ranked third on the list with more than 25,000 viewers, while the live event from last Monday’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers drew almost 23,000 viewers and ranked fifth. This marked the fourth time in five weeks that the Bears have landed in the CiL top five.

*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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Event

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

2012 AFL National Draft

Telstra (Australian Rules Football)

69,160

2

F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix

Sanoma News (Ilta-Sanomat)

46,675

3

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

NFL (Chicago Bears)

25,015

4

F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix

Ilsussidiario.net

24,765

5

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers

NFL (Chicago Bears)

22,705

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Aug. 20-26)

By Spencer Kitley

As football season nears, the summer is winding down with a wide variety of international events and this week saw events from five different countries fill out the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. The ratings are highlighted by the Weather Channel’s coverage of Hurricane Isaac in the United States, while European football in Spain and England, rally car racing in Germany and Australian Rules Football landed on the list.

Late last week, Hurricane Isaac caught the nation’s attention in the U.S. and Weather Channel viewers took their conversations online during the network’s coverage of the pending storm. The live chat on Weather.com attracted more than 42,000 viewers who asked weather experts their hurricane questions as they followed coverage on television on Friday.

Eurosport claimed the second position in the weekly rankings for its live coverage of the Rally of Germany rally-car race. More than 41,000 viewers got social during the race as France’s Sebastien Loeb claimed his ninth win on the track in the last decade.

Aftonbladet’s Social TV event for the matchup between Real Madrid and Barcelona ranks third this week after drawing in excess of 26,000 viewers to its coverage Barcelona’s 3-2 victory in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. The Swedish publisher also claimed the No. 5 position as more than 22,000 viewers chatted as they watched Everton upend Manchester United on opening weekend of the Premier League season.

The fourth spot in this week’s ratings was held by Telstra/AFL.com for its coverage of the Australian Rules Football match between the Sydney Swans and Hawthorn Hawks. The match drew an audience of over 22,000 as the Hawks knocked off the Swans.

*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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Event

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Hurricane Isaac Live Chat

Weather Channel

42,534

2

Racing: Rally of Germany

EuroSport

40,876

3

La Liga: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

Aftonbladet

26,087

4

Australian Rules Football: Sydney Swans vs. Hawthorn

Telstra (AFL.com)

22,512

5

Premier League: Everton vs. Manchester United

Aftonbladet

22,460

 

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

By Spencer Kitley

Home runs, knockouts and money in the bank sounds like a long series of sports clichés, but this week those clichés ruled the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings as Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby, a British boxing bout and a WWE pay-per-view event landed among the weekly top five.
 
ESPN’s live chat coverage of the 2012 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game was the top ranking event of the week. More than 100,000 viewers got social during the slugfest as ESPN’s David Kull, Eric Karabell, Jayson Stark and Matt Meyers provided live commentary throughout the event.
 
 
The highly-controversial British boxing match between David Haye and Dereck Chisora notched the No. 2 spot in the weekly rankings with more than 60,000 viewers joining Eurosport’s live chat for the match that saw Haye win via a fifth-round knockout.
 
 
The mixed martial arts UFC148 event claimed two spots in last week’s top –five, but Yahoo’s coverage of the middleweight championship bout between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen extended into this past Monday. The event drew almost 60,000 social TV viewers and landed at No. 3 this week.
 
Money in the Bank is always a popular match with WWE fans and on Sunday, July 15 almost 30,000 viewers got social during the MITB pay-per-view event to watch John Cena and Dolph Ziggler win their respective matches and a pair of championship title shots.
 
The final spot in the weekly CiL Social TV rankings was claimed by the Australian Football League for 16th round action of Australian rules football. Almost 20,000 viewers joined the conversation during the Sydney Swans route of the West Coast Eagles. 
 
*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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7/9/12-7/15/12

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

MLB Home Run Derby Live

ESPN

100,930

2

Boxing: David Haye vs. Dereck Chisora

Eurosport

62,446

3

UFC 148

Yahoo

58,412

4

WWE Money in the Bank PPV

WWE

27,412

5

AFL R16 – West Coast Eagles vs. Sydney Swans

AFL.com

17,726