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CoveritLive blogs deliver live updates on the unrest in Egypt

The events in Egypt over the past few weeks have drawn a large amount of interest from all over the world. The public’s hunger to be well-informed has been fed by CoveritLive live blogs from publishers and broadcasters in many countries. CiL delivers live up-to-the-minute updates through live commentary, but also through social content and a variety of other features.

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CoveritLive supports 200-plus events, audience of more than 750K for E3 & Apple’s WWDC

Monday, June 10 marked a bit of a tech Super Bowl in California as tech giant Apple held its keynote at the World Wide Developers Conference and companies including Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Sony made major announcements at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). More than 750,000 technophiles trained their eyes on their computers, tablets and mobile devices as they followed CoveritLive live blogs for all of the day’s biggest announcements at WWDC and E3.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (April 29-May 5)

The end of April and the first week of May saw a group of events from five different countries register solid events to fill out the top five in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. Live coverage of a marquee criminal appeal hearing, a pair of boxing matches, a reality television dance contest and a semifinal Champions League football match rounded out the stellar group to comprise the weekly top five.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Feb. 11-18)

An eclectic mix of events, blended with a pair of the NBA’s ultra-successful Overtime live chats comprised the CoveritLive weekly Social TV top five last week. The end of the first half of the NBA season and the league’s All-Star weekend entertained viewers, while the controversial story of a once-revered Olympian, a special video game live web broadcast and a WWE pay-per-view filled out the diverse lineup of top events.

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CoveritLive shines on Election Night 2012 with 2.5 million viewers

By Spencer Kitley

As millions of Americans and political observers around the world anxiously awaited the results of the 2012 United States Presidential election on Tuesday, more than 2.5 million readers and Social TV viewers followed CoveritLive events for up-to-the-minute election information. The evening that ended with President Barack Obama winning re-election saw almost 300 publishers and broadcasters run live events as the action unfolded.

Yahoo News, Bild, Aftonbladet and LeMonde were leading outlets for CoveritLive blogs on election night as political experts and analysts shared insight and information as the race for the White House drew to a close.

•        More than 2.5 million Social TV viewers and live blog readers joined in almost 300 CoveritLive events

•        In excess of 10,000 viewers joined 22 different CoveritLive election live events

•        The influence of the U.S. election was apparent throughout the evening as three international events topped the viewer charts. French publisher, LeMonde drew an audience of almost 650,000, while German newspaper, Bild topped the 500,000-viewer mark and Sweden’s Aftonbladet entertained more than 435,000 viewers.

•       Yahoo News was the top domestic user on election night, using multiple CoveritLive implementations across many pages. Statistics were only available on one of Yahoo’s events at the time of this blog post, but their audience of more than 270,000 on the single implementation was still the fourth-largest election event.

•        Live blog coverage of the election spanned outside the United States as well, with French, German, Swedish, Canadian, Danish, Belgian, Norwegian and many other publishers using CiL to track the election.

Whether you are live blogging as a primary perspective for viewers, hosting chat events or providing a second screen Social TV experience, CoveritLive can be your answer to real-time engagement during your next event.

CiL User

Clicks

LeMonde

643,766

Bild

501,378

Aftonbladet

435,745

Yahoo

270,178

The Blaze

83,297

CBC

74,507

Liberation.fr

57,032

Ekstra Bladet

51,297

Street.com

22,393

 

 

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Oct. 8-15)

By Spencer Kitley

It took a man falling from space and a heated vice presidential debate to knock the NFL from the top two spots for the first time in four weeks as two monster events gave the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings a new look at the top of the chart.   

Swedish publisher, Aftonbladet grabbed the top spot in the weekly rankings with its coverage of Austrian skydiver and daredevil, Felix Baumgartner’s world skydiving record. In excess of 280,000 viewers tuned in to watch Baumgartner’ 128,000-foot jump from the stratosphere.

The No. 2 position in this week’s rankings went to Yahoo News for its Social TV coverage of the 2012 United States Vice Presidential debate. The war of words between Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan attracted an audience of almost 170,000 viewers on Oct. 11.

The NFL remained in the top three for the fifth-straight week with its very popular Thursday Night Football live chat. This week’s event entertained more than 65,000 viewers as the Tennessee Titans recorded an upset victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Yahoo Brazil made its second-ever appearance in the weekly rankings after drawing almost 50,000 viewers to its live coverage of Brazilan Anderson Silva’s first-round win over American Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153.

The final spot in the weekly rankings went to Yahoo Southeast Asia for its Social TV coverage of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 75 Finals. The second game of the collegiate men’s basketball finals engaged more than 36,000 viewers as Ateneo downed the University of Santo Tomas to claim the 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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Event

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Felix Baumgartner’s Record Jump From Space

Aftonbladet

282,512

2

U.S. Vice Presidential Debate

Yahoo

169,053

3

NFL Thursday Night Football: Steelers vs. Titans

NFL

65,294

4

UFC 153 – Silva vs. Bonnar

Yahoo Brazil

48,233

5

UAAP Season 75 Finals: Game 2

Yahoo SE Asia

36,246

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Oct. 1-7)

By Spencer Kitley

After the NFL’s Thursday Night Football Social TV coverage topped the charts for each of the past three weeks, there is new No. 1 on the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. NFL.com slipped to the second spot in the ratings this week as Eurosport ascended to the top position with its coverage of the Rallye de France. NFL football, including two Chicago Bears’ games notched slots in the top five as well, while Aftonbladet’s coverage of the U.S. Presidential debate rounded out the rankings.

The 2012 Rallye de France was the 11th round of the 2012 World Rally Championship season in Strasbourg, France. Eurosport’s live chat that accompanied the event entertained more than 80,000 viewers as French driver Sebastien Loeb claimed victory.

NFL.com’s Social TV experience for Thursday Night Football has been a hit with its fans so far this season, posting the best CiL Social TV results during the first three Thursday’s of the season, and it shined once again this week despite not claiming the top spot. More than 60,000 viewers got social last Thursday during the Rams upset of the previously unbeaten Cardinals to push the site’s four-week viewer total well over 400,000.

The Chicago Bears earned a spot in the top five for the second time this season after drawing an audience in excess of 40,000 to its live game day chat for its tilt with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The Bears were also the subject of the fourth-largest event of the week, as more than 40,000 viewers joined ESPN NFL Nation’s live coverage of last Monday’s Bears victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

The U.S. Presidential debates were very popular among Social TV viewers last week and the popularity was not reserved to a domestic audience. Swedish publisher, Aftonbladet drew more than 40,000 viewers to its live chat coverage of the debate and illustrated the global impact of domestic events on the international Social TV audience.  

*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

Rallye de France Live

Eurosport

80,331

2

NFL Thursday Night Football: Cardinals vs. Rams

NFL

60,246

3

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

NFL (Chicago Bears)

41,386

4

ESPN Monday Night Football: Bears vs. Cowboys

ESPN

40,459

5

U.S. Presidential Debate

Aftonbladet

40,175

 

CoveritLive supports record audience of 2.5 million for Apple announcement

By Spencer Kitley

The Apple press event on Wednesday, Sept. 12 set a new Apple event record for CoveritLive as 2.5 million technophiles used CiL live blogs to follow every detail of the iPhone5 announcement in San Francisco, Calif.

Almost 100 publishers and broadcasters, including Yahoo/ABC, MacWorld, Bild, Aftonbladet, The Street, Applesfera, Motley Fool and the San Francisco Chronicle, used CoveritLive to live blog the Apple Announcement with photos and commentary from the invitation-only event.

Keynote Notables:

• CoveritLive supported an audience of 2.5 million readers during Apple’s announcement of its newest iPhone, iOS and iPod releases.

• German publisher, Bild’s live blog of the announcement drew the largest audience of any event, attracting more than 656,000 readers.

• Yahoo teamed with ABC to run a live blog of the Apple release and captured the attention of more than 600,000 CoveritLive readers.

• The top 10 live blog events attracted an average of 251,000 readers per-event.

• Readers that engaged in the top three Apple events stayed in the event for an average duration of 36 minutes.

• MacWorld and Aftonbladet drew the third and fourth-highest reader totals respectively, combining to interact with more than 555,000 readers.

In a reflection of the international interest in Apple’s newest product updates, publications from countries around the world attended Apple’s event and offered live coverage of the news to their audiences back home. Spanish technology web site, Applesfera attracted the fifth-largest audience and the third-biggest international viewer total, drawing more than 175,000 readers to its live blog. Belgian, Brazilian, German, Danish, Swedish, French and Italian publishers claimed places among the top 15. 

CoveritLive proved to be the preferred social solution for live blogs of all scopes and sizes during Apple’s landmark iPhone event. The next time you need a real time live blogging, Social TV or chat event solution, take CoveritLive for a spin and see why it is the answer for so many others.

CoveritLive supports record audience of 2.5 million for Apple announcement

By Spencer Kitley

The Apple press event on Wednesday, Sept. 12 set a new Apple event record for CoveritLive as 2.5 million technophiles used CiL live blogs to follow every detail of the iPhone5 announcement in San Francisco, Calif.

Almost 100 publishers and broadcasters, including Yahoo/ABC, MacWorld, Bild, Aftonbladet, The Street, Applesfera, Motley Fool and the San Francisco Chronicle, used CoveritLive to live blog the Apple Announcement with photos and commentary from the invitation-only event.

Keynote Notables:

• CoveritLive supported an audience of 2.5 million readers during Apple’s announcement of its newest iPhone, iOS and iPod releases.

• German publisher, Bild’s live blog of the announcement drew the largest audience of any event, attracting more than 656,000 readers.

• Yahoo teamed with ABC to run a live blog of the Apple release and captured the attention of more than 600,000 CoveritLive readers.

• The top 10 live blog events attracted an average of 251,000 readers per-event.

• Readers that engaged in the top three Apple events stayed in the event for an average duration of 36 minutes.

• MacWorld and Aftonbladet drew the third and fourth-highest reader totals respectively, combining to interact with more than 555,000 readers.

In a reflection of the international interest in Apple’s newest product updates, publications from countries around the world attended Apple’s event and offered live coverage of the news to their audiences back home. Spanish technology web site, Applesfera attracted the fifth-largest audience and the third-biggest international viewer total, drawing more than 175,000 readers to its live blog. Belgian, Brazilian, German, Danish, Swedish, French and Italian publishers claimed places among the top 15. 

CoveritLive proved to be the preferred social solution for live blogs of all scopes and sizes during Apple’s landmark iPhone event. The next time you need a real time live blogging, Social TV or chat event solution, take CoveritLive for a spin and see why it is the answer for so many others.

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