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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Dec. 24-30)

By Spencer Kitley

The final week of 2012 saw an international collection of CoveritLive users clinching the top five spots in the weekly CiL Social TV rankings. The UFC 155 event claimed three spots in the rankings, while four Yahoo sites from around the globe, including a pair of Yahoo OMG! sites landed on the weekly list.

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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 (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 (Nov. 12-18)

By Spencer Kitley

After a week with several marquee events, a wide variety of events round out the weekly CoveritLive Social TV top five for the last week. The NFL continued to own a place in the rankings with its Thursday Night Football coverage, while international users Bild and Ilta-Sanomat jumped into the fray along with Yahoo, ESPN and the WWE.

Topping the charts for the week was German publisher, Bild’s Social TV coverage of MTV’s Europe Music Awards. More than 64,000 viewers joined the conversation as Carly Rae Jepsen took the night’s biggest award for song of the year with her hit single, “Call Me Maybe.”

The NFL once again claimed their place among the top weekly events, landing in the No. 2 position with its coverage of the Thursday Night Football showdown between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. The league remained in the CiL top three for the ninth consecutive week, drawing an audience of almost 37,000 to its event.

Formula One Racing returned to the United States on Sunday with the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas and Finnish publisher, Ilta-Sanomat earned the No. 4 position in the ratings as its live chat entertained viewers. More than 36,000 viewers joined the discussion during the race as McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton captured the victory.

UFC 154 was also a big event over the weekend, nabbing the fourth and fifth positions as Yahoo and ESPN provided live coverage of the pay-per-view bout. Yahoo attracted almost 35,000 viewers to its event and ESPN drew a crowd of almost 30,000 viewers as Georges St. Pierre defeated Carlos Condit in the welterweight title fight.

Falling just outside the top five on the weekly CiL charts was the WWE, which attracted an audience just shy of 30,000 to its live chat for its Survivor Series pay-per-view event.

*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

MTV Europe Music Awards

Bild

64,044

2

NFL Thursday Night Football: Dolphins vs. Bills

NFL

36,806

3

F1- United States Grand Prix

Sanoma News (Ilta-Sanomat)

36,362

4

UFC 154 Live Chat

Yahoo

34,762

5

ESPN’s Coverage of UFC 154

ESPN

29,909

*

WWE Survivor Series

WWE

29,792

 

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. 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 Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 24-30)

By Spencer Kitley

With the NFL completing its fourth week of action and the Ryder Cup taking center stage there was room for little else on this week’s edition of the CoveritLive Social TV rankings. The NFL’s Thursday Night Football once again captured the top spot, marking its third-straight week atop the rankings, while the most controversial NFL game of the year also landed on the list that included three Ryder Cup live events.

NFL.com’s live coverage of Thursday Night Football has proved quite popular in its first three weeks, attracting almost 350,000 viewers during that span. The latest chart topper drew an audience of almost 83,000 for the Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens divisional showdown.

The second event on the weekly chart was ESPN’s Social TV event for the highly-controversial Monday Night Football matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. Controversy is always sure to spark conversations and this game was no exception as more than 75,000 viewers clicked into the event for expert commentary and to share their own opinions.

The Worldwide Leader in Sports claimed the third and fourth positions as well for its live chats of the second and third rounds of the Ryder Cup. An audience of almost 73,000 joined ESPN’s live chat on the tourney’s third day, while more than 53,000 got social on day two.

The fifth and final spot in the weekly CiL rankings was nabbed by Sports Illustrated’s Golf.com, which entertained almost 53,000 viewers with its Social TV coverage of the opening round of Ryder Cup action.

*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: Browns vs. Ravens

NFL

82,934

2

ESPN Monday Night Football: Packers vs. Seahawks

ESPN

75,905

3

ESPN Ryder Cup – Day 3

ESPN

72,956

4

ESPN Ryder Cup – Day 2

ESPN

53,111

5

Live Coverage of the Ryder Cup: Round 1

SI.com/Golf.com

52,960

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 24-30)

By Spencer Kitley

With the NFL completing its fourth week of action and the Ryder Cup taking center stage there was room for little else on this week’s edition of the CoveritLive Social TV rankings. The NFL’s Thursday Night Football once again captured the top spot, marking its third-straight week atop the rankings, while the most controversial NFL game of the year also landed on the list that included three Ryder Cup live events.

NFL.com’s live coverage of Thursday Night Football has proved quite popular in its first three weeks, attracting almost 350,000 viewers during that span. The latest chart topper drew an audience of almost 83,000 for the Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens divisional showdown.

The second event on the weekly chart was ESPN’s Social TV event for the highly-controversial Monday Night Football matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. Controversy is always sure to spark conversations and this game was no exception as more than 75,000 viewers clicked into the event for expert commentary and to share their own opinions.

The Worldwide Leader in Sports claimed the third and fourth positions as well for its live chats of the second and third rounds of the Ryder Cup. An audience of almost 73,000 joined ESPN’s live chat on the tourney’s third day, while more than 53,000 got social on day two.

The fifth and final spot in the weekly CiL rankings was nabbed by Sports Illustrated’s Golf.com, which entertained almost 53,000 viewers with its Social TV coverage of the opening round of Ryder Cup action.

*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: Browns vs. Ravens

NFL

82,934

2

ESPN Monday Night Football: Packers vs. Seahawks

ESPN

75,905

3

ESPN Ryder Cup – Day 3

ESPN

72,956

4

ESPN Ryder Cup – Day 2

ESPN

53,111

5

Live Coverage of the Ryder Cup: Round 1

SI.com/Golf.com

52,960

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 17-23)

By Spencer Kitley

For the second straight week NFL football dominated the competition in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, but the 64th edition of the Primetime Emmy Awards proved strong as well this week , claiming two spots to pace the weekly top five.

Almost 100,000 viewers clicked into NFL.com’s Thursday Night Football live chat this week, bringing the site’s two-week viewer total to more than a quarter million. This week’s top-ranking audience was entertained by a high-powered New York Giants offense and a stingy defense, as the reigning Super Bowl champs cruised past the Carolina Panthers, 36-7.

Yahoo TV shined in the No. 2 position with its live coverage of the Primetime Emmy Awards. The evening saw Yahoo’s event attract more than 55,000 viewers as ABC’s comedy Modern Family claimed four Emmys to headline the evening’s festivities.

People Magazine also landed among the top five, claiming the fifth spot with its coverage of the Emmys, as the publisher entertained more than 30,000 viewers live during the red carpet and award show.

Ranking third this week was Greek publisher, Gazzetta, which landed in the third position after drawing an audience of almost 50,000 to its live coverage of the Champions’ League Group B match between Olympiacos of Greece and Schalke of Germany.

ESPN grabbed the fourth spot in the ratings with its live coverage of the UFC 152 pay-per-view event. An audience of more than 43,000 viewers got social during the MMA event as UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones successfully defended his title against Brazil’s VItor Belfort.

*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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9/17/12-9/23/12

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

NFL Thursday Night Football – Giants vs. Panthers

NFL

94,844

2

Primetime Emmy Awards

Yahoo

55,275

3

LIVE Olympiakos-Schalke

Gazzetta

49,159

4

ESPN’s Coverage of UFC 152

ESPN

43,409

5

Emmy Awards

People

31,947