Tag Archives: Boxing

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2013)

After a week that featured a variety of second screen usages two weeks ago, this past week saw a quintet of different sporting events fill out the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings. The NFL Network once again anchored the rankings, while international boxing and racing accompanied local NFL coverage and a marquee college football live blog.

The NFL and the NFL Network claimed a spot among the top five for the fourth consecutive week and they own the top spot for the third time during that span. The network’s Thursday Night Football second screen social stream saw more than 280,000 viewers interact with the dashboard experience’s social content.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Sept. 9-15 & 17-22, 2013)

Following a one-week layoff the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings are back with a double dose of highlights from the biggest CiL events of the last two weeks. The NFL’s Thursday Night Football second screen experience, a pair of events by Bild.de and two America’s Cup racing entries headline the top five from the two-week period.

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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 (Dec. 3-9)

By Spencer Kitley

Boxing events all over the world landed knockout punches last week, posting a clean sweep of the top five in the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings. The list included three events for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manual Marquez, while a pair of other European bouts landed on the countdown as well.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Oct. 29 – Nov. 4)

By Spencer Kitley

The National Football League continues to be a key player in the Social TV game and they once again landed two spots in the most recent edition of the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. Along with the NFL, People magazine joined the ranks domestically, while Finland’s Sanoma News and Canada’s La Presse claimed bookend positions in the top five.

Finnish publisher, the Sanoma News made its second-straight appearance in the CiL rankings, nabbing the top spot this week for its live coverage of Formula One’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. An audience of almost 60,000 got social as fellow Finn, Kimi Raikkonen claimed his first victory of the year in a crash-filled race.

The NFL remained in the top three for the eighth consecutive week with its Thursday Night Football Social TV dashboard. More than 43,000 viewers joined the conversation as the San Diego Chargers cruised past the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC West showdown. The Chicago Bears notched another position for the NFL and landed in the top five for the third time in the last five weeks. Almost 42,000 Bears fans chatted during the team’s rout of the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

People Magazine claimed the fourth position in the weekly rankings with its live coverage of the CMA Awards and the pre-show red carpet event. The publisher entertained almost 39,000 viewers as husband and wife, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert dominated the year’s major awards.

The final spot in the weekly CiL rankings was captured by Canadian publisher, La Presse for its coverage of super middleweight bout between Lucian Bute and Denis Grachev in Montreal’s Bell Centre on Saturday night. More than 26,000 viewers socialized during the fight that saw Bute win by unanimous decision.

*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

Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

Sanoma News

57,342

2

NFL Thursday Night Football: Chiefs vs. Chargers

NFL

43,766

3

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans

NFL (Chicago Bears)

41,924

4

CMA Awards

People

38,501

5

Boxing: Bute vs. Grachev

LaPresse

26,570

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 10-16)

By Spencer Kitley

A quintet of sporting events swept the top five spots of this week’s edition of the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, with the National Football League claiming three positions and ESPN and SI.com claiming spots with their coverage of boxing and the men’s final of the U.S. Open of Tennis.

The NFL claimed the top spot in the rankings after hosting a very large live chat for the first Thursday Night Football game of the season that pitted the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears in an NFC North showdown. More than 171,000 viewers joined the conversation as they watched the Packers cruise to a 23-10 victory. Additionally, the Bears hosted their own Social TV chat during the game, attracting more than 40,000 viewers to their event to claim the fourth position in the CiL ratings.

ESPN’s live coverage of Saturday night’s boxing card that was headlined by the WBC Middleweight title bout between reigning champion Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. earned the No. 2 position in this week’s CiL rankings as more than 60,000 viewers joined the conversation as Martinez won by unanimous decision.

The third spot on the charts was claimed by SI.com which entertained almost 47,000 social tennis fans during the men’s final of the U.S. Open between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

The NFL landed yet another spot in the top five with the New England Patriots live chat during the team’s Sunday matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. The event engaged in excess of 25,000 New England fans as the team suffered a 20-18 loss in the season’s second week.

*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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9/10/12-9/16/12

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Thursday Night Football: Packers vs. Bears

NFL

171,013

2

ESPN’s Coverage of Sept. 15 Boxing Matches

ESPN

60,565

3

Tennis: US Open Final (Djokovic vs. Murray)

SI.com

46,856

4

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

NFL (Chicago Bears)

41,619

5

NFL: New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals

NFL (New England Patriots)

25,548

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 10-16)

By Spencer Kitley

A quintet of sporting events swept the top five spots of this week’s edition of the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, with the National Football League claiming three positions and ESPN and SI.com claiming spots with their coverage of boxing and the men’s final of the U.S. Open of Tennis.

The NFL claimed the top spot in the rankings after hosting a very large live chat for the first Thursday Night Football game of the season that pitted the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears in an NFC North showdown. More than 171,000 viewers joined the conversation as they watched the Packers cruise to a 23-10 victory. Additionally, the Bears hosted their own Social TV chat during the game, attracting more than 40,000 viewers to their event to claim the fourth position in the CiL ratings.

ESPN’s live coverage of Saturday night’s boxing card that was headlined by the WBC Middleweight title bout between reigning champion Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. earned the No. 2 position in this week’s CiL rankings as more than 60,000 viewers joined the conversation as Martinez won by unanimous decision.

The third spot on the charts was claimed by SI.com which entertained almost 47,000 social tennis fans during the men’s final of the U.S. Open between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

The NFL landed yet another spot in the top five with the New England Patriots live chat during the team’s Sunday matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. The event engaged in excess of 25,000 New England fans as the team suffered a 20-18 loss in the season’s second week.

*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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9/10/12-9/16/12

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Thursday Night Football: Packers vs. Bears

NFL

171,013

2

ESPN’s Coverage of Sept. 15 Boxing Matches

ESPN

60,565

3

Tennis: US Open Final (Djokovic vs. Murray)

SI.com

46,856

4

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

NFL (Chicago Bears)

41,619

5

NFL: New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals

NFL (New England Patriots)

25,548

 

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

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (April 30-May 6)

In a week of big events, the much anticipated title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto distanced itself from the competition as the week’s most intriguing event. The championship bout topped the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings that also featured a pair of high-profile European football matches and the season finale of the German version of American Idol.

 
ESPN’s coverage of the 12-round, pay-per-view WBC Super Welterweight title fight drew more than 300,000 viewers, totaling more viewers than the other four top-five entries combined. Participants that tuned in to watch Mayweather extend his career record to 43-0 joined the event for an average of 36 minutes per-visit.
 
 
After drawing 75,000 viewers to its Chelsea/Barcelona chat the previous week, Norwegian newspaper VG attracted more than 62,000 viewers to its coverage of the Manchester City vs. Manchester United match last week to claim the No. 2 position in the CiL rankings. Eurosport’s coverage of the Manchester Derby also landed among the top five, garnering more than 47,000 viewers and ranking fifth.
 
German newspaper, Bild’s live coverage of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (Germany Searches for the Superstar) drew more than 55,000 viewers to its event that concluded with Luca Hanni winning the ninth season of Germany’s Idol franchise. 
 
The fourth spot in the weekly rankings was captured by UK broadcaster, ITV, which entertained almost 50,000 viewers with its coverage of the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool.
 
*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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Event

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Mayweather-Cotto Boxing

ESPN

308,376

2

Manchester City vs. Manchester United

VG Multimedia

62,153

3

Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS): Germany Searches for the Superstar

Bild

54,952

4

FA Cup Final: Chelsea vs. Liverpool

ITV

49,828

5

Manchester Derby (Manchester City vs. Manchester United)

Eurosport

47,505