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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Dec. 9-15, 2013)

After a few weeks off, the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings are back with five second screen experiences from last week that include a trio of NFL football events. This week’s events also include Champions League football and live coverage of Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Nov. 11-17, 2013)

This week’s edition of the CoveritLive Social TV rankings features four marquee sporting events and live coverage from MTV’s European Music Awards. The National Football League once again claimed the top spot, while the Chicago Bears nailed down a position along with a pair of World Cup Qualifier experiences and the music awards.  Read More…

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Oct. 14-20, 2013)

Five American sporting events swept the top five spots last week in the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings. A pair of NFL game day implementations landed in the top five, while a specialty PGA event, collegiate football and live coverage of UFC 166 leapt into the fray.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Aug. 5-11, 2013)

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.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five sports events (Nov. 5-11)

By Spencer Kitley

This week, in lieu of the usual weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, we bring you the top five CiL sporting events of the week. All five slots of the standard Social TV rankings were owned by United States Presidential election coverage and after blogging about that last Thursday we wanted to keep things fresh with a look at the top sports usage of the week in this special edition.

The NFL held a spot in the top three for eight straight weeks in the Social TV rankings with its Thursday Night Football Social TV dashboard and this week it topped the list of CoveritLive sports users.  This week’s game drew an audience of almost 40,000 viewers to the league’s Social TV coverage of the Colts vs. Jaguars.

Claiming the second spot among the week’s top sports users was ESPN’s 2012 College Hoops Draft. The draft pitted ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla, bracketologist Joe Lunardi and ESPN.com writers Eamonn Brennan and Myron Medcalf in a fantasy draft where each chose five starters, one reserve, a head coach and a venue.  The group offered commentary as each selection was made and more than 31,000 viewers joined the discussion.

After spending the last two weeks in the Social TV top five, the Chicago Bears land at No. 3 in this week’s sports rankings, drawing an audience of almost 25,000 to the team’s chat during its Sunday night showdown with the Houston Texans.

ESPN notched the fourth position as well with its Sunday morning ESPN Fantasy Football Surround experience. The Worldwide Leader in Sports provides a live video stream and a live chat that accompany their original fantasy programming on ESPN2. The week 10 fantasy chat drew an audience of almost 25,000 viewers.

Capturing the final spot among the week’s top sports users was Yahoo Sports for its Fantasy Football Live implementation. Yahoo’s team of experts takes viewer questions on its live video feed as well as in its live chat that entertained and educated more than 22,000 viewers.

*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: Colts vs. Jaguars

NFL

38,555

2

ESPN 2012 College Hoops Draft

ESPN

31,563

3

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Houston Texans

NFL (Chicago Bears)

24,385

4

ESPN Fantasy Football Now Week 10

ESPN

24,274

5

Fantasy Football Live: Week 10

Yahoo

22,542

 

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Oct. 22-28)

By Spencer Kitley

The CoveritLive Social TV weekly rankings return this week after a one week hiatus, but once again Yahoo’s Presidential debate coverage and the NFL’s Thursday Night Football top the charts.

Yahoo’s coverage of the second and third presidential debates has topped the Social TV charts in each of the last two weeks after the news provider’s coverage of the vice presidential debate claimed the second spot three weeks ago. Yahoo topped the charts this week as almost 200,000 viewers joined the conversation as President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney squared off in their third and final debate.

The NFL remained in the top three for the seventh consecutive week with its Thursday Night Football Social TV dashboard. More than 52,000 viewers got social during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers surprising 36-17 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

The third spot in the weekly CiL countdown was claimed by the WWE’s live coverage of its Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event. Almost 53,000 viewers joined the live chat on WWE.com as champion CM Punk retained his title in controversial decision against Ryback.

For the third time this season the Chicago Bears landed among the top five Social TV events for the week as they narrowly pulled out a 23-22 victory against the Carolina Panthers. The event landed the No. 4 position as more than 38,000 viewers joined the conversation as Robbie Gould helped the Bears push their record to 6-1 with his game-winning field goal.

Finland’s Sanoma News nabbed the fifth spot in the ratings with its coverage of the F1 Indian Grand Prix, providing live perspective as defending world champion Sebastian Vettel cruised to his fourth consecutive win and extended his lead in this year’s title race. The Finnish news provider drew an audience of almost 33,000 for the 17th event of the F1 season.

*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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10/22/12-10/28/12

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Obama/Romney Presidential Debate

Yahoo

195,539

2

NFL Thursday Night Football: Buccaneers vs. Vikings

NFL

52,784

3

WWE Hell in a Cell

WWE

52,679

4

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers

NFL (Chicago Bears)

38,668

5

Indian Grand Prix

Sanoma News

32,847

 

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 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. 3-9)

By Spencer Kitley

The kickoff to the 2012 NFL football season and the Democratic National Convention in the United States took center stage last week and the two occasions swept all five spots in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. Yahoo News’ live coverage of all three nights of the convention claimed the top three spots, one week after claiming the top three CiL spots with its Republican National Convention coverage. The remaining two spots in the weekly rankings were grabbed by live NFL game chats.

Yahoo News’ live coverage of the DNC featured a nightly live chat and video feed with political analysts Jeff Greenfield, Walter Shapiro and Chris Suellentrop. The trio provided viewers a variety of perspectives and analysis of the different speeches, appearances and more. The third night of the convention attracted more than 94,000 viewers to the Yahoo event as President Barack Obama addressed the audience. The previous night, over 70,000 viewers joined the conversation as former President Bill Clinton spoke, while more than 60,000 viewers got social on the first night of the convention.

The fourth spot in the weekly rankings was claimed by the Chicago Bears’ Social TV coverage during its season opening victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The franchise was one of 12 NFL teams to host a CoveritLive event on Sunday and it attracted an audience in excess of 36,000 viewers.

ESPN claimed the fifth and final spot in the ratings with its Social TV coverage of the NFL season opener between the Cowboys and Giants. More than 33,000 viewers joined the conversation as the Cowboys upended the defending Super Bowl champions in the season’s first game.

*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

Democratic National Convention (9/6)

Yahoo

94,162

2

Democratic National Convention (9/5)

Yahoo

71,656

3

Democratic National Convention (9/4)

Yahoo

61,170

4

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts

NFL (Chicago Bears)

36,677

5

Countdown Live: Cowboys vs. Giants

ESPN

33,225

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 3-9)

By Spencer Kitley

The kickoff to the 2012 NFL football season and the Democratic National Convention in the United States took center stage last week and the two occasions swept all five spots in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. Yahoo News’ live coverage of all three nights of the convention claimed the top three spots, one week after claiming the top three CiL spots with its Republican National Convention coverage. The remaining two spots in the weekly rankings were grabbed by live NFL game chats.

Yahoo News’ live coverage of the DNC featured a nightly live chat and video feed with political analysts Jeff Greenfield, Walter Shapiro and Chris Suellentrop. The trio provided viewers a variety of perspectives and analysis of the different speeches, appearances and more. The third night of the convention attracted more than 94,000 viewers to the Yahoo event as President Barack Obama addressed the audience. The previous night, over 70,000 viewers joined the conversation as former President Bill Clinton spoke, while more than 60,000 viewers got social on the first night of the convention.

The fourth spot in the weekly rankings was claimed by the Chicago Bears’ Social TV coverage during its season opening victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The franchise was one of 12 NFL teams to host a CoveritLive event on Sunday and it attracted an audience in excess of 36,000 viewers.

ESPN claimed the fifth and final spot in the ratings with its Social TV coverage of the NFL season opener between the Cowboys and Giants. More than 33,000 viewers joined the conversation as the Cowboys upended the defending Super Bowl champions in the season’s first game.

*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

Democratic National Convention (9/6)

Yahoo

94,162

2

Democratic National Convention (9/5)

Yahoo

71,656

3

Democratic National Convention (9/4)

Yahoo

61,170

4

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts

NFL (Chicago Bears)

36,677

5

Countdown Live: Cowboys vs. Giants

ESPN

33,225