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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Dec. 17-23)

By Spencer Kitley

An eclectic blend of events from across the globe comprise the latest edition of the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings, with entries coming from the Philippines, India, Brazil and the United States. Live coverage of the 2012 Miss Universe pageant, cricket, the Champions League draw and NFL football filled out the top-five.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Nov. 26 – Dec. 2)

By Spencer Kitley

After a week without a Thursday Night Football game due to the United States’ Thanksgiving Holiday, the NFL came storming back this week to claim the top spot as an eclectic blend of sports filled out the weekly CoveritLive Social TV top five.

The NFL’s Social TV coverage of TNF landed at the top of the weekly ratings and earned a spot in the top three for the 10th time this football season. This week’s Thursday night clash of the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons attracted an audience of almost 60,000 viewers to headline the week.

Yahoo India claimed the No. 2 position for the week with its live event coverage of the India vs. England cricket match in Mumbai. More than 42,000 viewers joined the conversation as England completed a memorable 10-wicket victory in the second Test of the series.

The NFL’s Chicago Bears claimed the third spot in the weekly rankings, marking the fifth time in six weeks that the Bears have landed in the CiL top five. The live game day event saw more than 23,000 viewers get social as the Bears took on the Seattle Seahawks.

Swedish publisher, Aftonbladet claimed the fourth position for the week with its live coverage of Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The fifth and final spot in this week’s ratings was owned by Yahoo Southeast Asia for its live soccer/football chat of the Philippines historic win over Myanmar that earned it a place in the AFF Suzuki Cup semifinals.

*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

NFL Thursday Night Football: Saints vs. Falcons

NFL

58,032

2

Cricket: India vs. England in Mumbai

Yahoo India

42,057

3

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks

NFL (Chicago Bears)

23,303

4

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix

Aftonbladet

18,293

5

AFF Suzuki Cup: Philippines vs. Myanmar

Yahoo Southeast Asia

14,247

 

 

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 (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