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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2013)

After a week that featured a variety of new events from around the world, this week’s edition of the CoveritLive Social TV rankings comes with a heavy Swedish flare. European football in Sweden notched three spots in the top five, while the NFL maintained a spot in the ratings and F1 racing earned a place for the second straight week.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Oct. 21-27, 2013)

The latest edition of the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings features an interesting array of domestic and international events from a variety of categories. A made-for-TV reality show from Germany joins a quartet of sporting events from around the globe in the week’s top five rankings.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (May 6-12)

The first full-week of May saw the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings once again feature an international flavor, while the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) flexed its muscles with a solid week of NHL Playoffs coverage. Live coverage of a Norwegian politician’s trial took a spot in the top five for the third-straight week and Formula 1 racing re-entered the rankings along with live snooker coverage to headline the week.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (April 8-14)

A quintet of international events captured all five spots this week in the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings. Champions League football, the Champions League and Europa League Draw, the final round of the Masters, F1 racing and televised speech filled out the ratings for the week.

The largest event of the week was a runaway winner as German publisher, Bild informed and entertained almost 600,000 viewers with its live updates during the Champions and Europa League draws. Champions League football action also landed in the No. 2 spot with French broadcaster, France24’s live chat during the Barcelona vs. Paris Saint-Germain match. An audience of more than 90,000 viewers got social during the match that saw Barcelona hold on for a 1-1 draw in their second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.

 

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (March 18-24)

The 2013 Major League Baseball season opener is still one week away, but that did not stop the sport from claiming the top spot in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings for the fourth consecutive week. The final games of the 2013 World Baseball Classic helped keep Yahoo Taiwan in the top-five, while Ilta-Sanomat, Yahoo Mexico and Yahoo Brazil claimed the remaining spots in the weekly rankings.

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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 (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

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WWE Survivor Series

WWE

29,792

 

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 (April 9-15)

 

The last week of Social Television was largely dominated by international sporting events, with all five spots in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings being owned by sports coverage. Premier League and FA Cup soccer claimed three of the top five spots, while F1 Chinese Grand Prix and NHL Playoff events rounded out the list.
 
Finland’s Sanoma News nabbed the top spot in the ratings with its coverage of the F1 Chinese Grand Prix, providing live perspective for all 56 laps of the third round of the 2012 Formula One season. More than 61,000 viewers joined the conversation as German driver Nico Rosberg raced to victory on Sunday.
 
 
Norway’s second largest newspaper, VG claimed the second and third spots in the weekly rankings with its book-end coverage of Premier League soccer action, totaling more than 90,000 viewers during its two events. Joining VG in the soccer coverage ranks was ITV, which attracted almost 30,000 viewers to its FA Cup Semifinal coverage of Chelsea and Tottenham that saw Chelsea advance to the final against Liverpool.
 
 
The CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Social TV events claimed four of the top 10 CiL events of the week as it kicked off its First Round NHL Playoff coverage. The network’s live stream/live chat dashboard drew an audience of more than 32,000 to its Saturday event and more than 100,000 during its four NHL playoff events.
 
*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

F1 Chinese Grand Prix

Sanoma News (Finland)

61,156

2

Chat with AP-Nikolive through Sunday football (4/9) Premier League

VG Multimedia (Norway)

55,034

3

Chat with AP-Nikolive through Sunday football (4/15) Premier League

VG Multimedia (Norway)

36,730

4

CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada – NHL Playoffs Round 1 (4/15)

CBC

32,052

5

Live FA Cup Semifinal: Tottenham vs. Chelsea

ITV

29,258