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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 (Sept. 23-29, 2013)

This week’s CoveritLive Social TV weekly rankings look very similar to last week’s chart, as NFL football, America’s Cup Racing, Australian Rules Football and reality TV took center stage.

The NFL and the NFL Network posted their third-straight Thursday Night Football event with an audience in excess of 300,000 viewers this week. The audience of more than 321,000 followed the social conversation as the San Francisco 49ers rolled past the St. Louis Rams, 35-11.

 

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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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Enhance NCAA football coverage with LiveScores new Top 25 scoreboards

A few short weeks ago we blogged about broadcasters, publishers and sports organizations taking advantage of CoveritLive’s LiveScores functionality to enhance their live coverage of NFL and NCAA football games. The automated scoreboards have enjoyed widespread use over the first couple weeks of the season and they just got better. Beginning Friday, Sept. 13 a new grouping of NCAA LiveScores will be available that allows users to run a Top 25 scoreboard.

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Football season is upon us, Infuse live events with CiL LiveScores

Gridiron warriors across the United States are working hard and sweating in the hot August sun in professional, collegiate and high school training camps, but CoveritLive’s rich feature set allows you to run successful events this football season, No Sweat. Whether it’s the last days of summer or the final few rounds of the league playoffs, CiL provides journalists and broadcasters covering games and teams an experience for the 2013 season like never before.

CoveritLive’s well-established tool set has always been the premier way to provide live real-time game coverage to football fans around the world, but the LiveScores automated scoreboards and other new updates to CiL’s robust features make it easier than ever to engage with readers or viewers throughout the season.

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CoveritLive informs and entertains on college football’s national signing day

As college football fans all over the United States clamored over the newest additions to their favorite program’s team on Wednesday, CoveritLive was there to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of National Signing Day. The 2013 edition of signing day was filled with more than a handful of surprises, late signings and controversial decisions and throughout the day CoveritLive informed and entertained fans participating in almost 100 different signing day live blogs and chats.

 

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CoveritLive supports audience of one million for European football transfer deadline

By Spencer Kitley

The end of August marked the conclusion of the international transfer window for European football players in many countries across Europe. After a two-month period, the transfer deadline on Aug. 31 sparked intense interest as more than one million CoveritLive readers clicked into live events to follow all of the transfer action.

During the transfer window a football club can transfer players from other countries onto their roster. The transfer period occurs at various times throughout the year, but this deadline marked the end of the preseason window for France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Scotland and England and the end of the midseason transfer window for Finland, Sweden and Norway.

ESPN headlined the transfer deadline coverage with its live blog that attracted almost 300,000 readers to its live event that featured commentary from Dale Johnson and Jon Carter.

Norwegian broadcaster, TV 2 drew an audience in excess of 175,000 to its transfer day live event, while Danish newspaper, Ekstra Bladet entertained almost 140,000 readers with its live coverage of the deadline.

UK publisher, The Sun topped the 100,000 mark as well, ranking fourth among the top events of the deadline and Scottish broadcaster, STV posted the fifth-largest event with more than 70,000 readers.

CoveritLive proved to be the preferred social solution for live blogs of all scopes and sizes for the transfer deadline. The next time you need a real time live blogging, Social TV or chat event solution, try CoveritLive on for size and see why it is the answer for so many others.

 

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Event

CoveritLive User

Readers

1

Transfer Deadline Day

ESPN

296,871

2

Deadline Day

TV2 Norway

178,923

3

Transfer Deadline Day

Ekstra Bladet

139,916

4

The Sun Transfer Deadline Day Live

The Sun UK

127,929

5

Transfer Deadline Day Live

STV News

71,811

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (May 14-20)

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In much the same manner it has dominated the weekly rankings for much of April and May, European football was again king, capturing three of the top five spots in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, while the NHL Playoffs and WWE pay-per-view event rounded out the rankings.

The excitement from the previous weekend’s Premier League final last Sunday spilled over into Monday as Aftonbladet’s coverage of Manchester City’s championship win landed the top spot on this week’s chart. The Swedish publisher attracted almost 40,000 viewers to its event and landed the fourth spot on the list as well, with its coverage of the NHL Playoffs. More than 23,000 viewers actively clicked into Aftonbladet’s coverage of the Eastern Conference Semifinals game between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals.

 
 
Champions League football also nabbed a pair of spots on the weekly list with Eurosport and VG Nett claiming the second and fifth positions, respectively. The two web sites drew in excess of 50,000 viewers to their Social TV events that followed the culmination of the largest European football tournament of the year.
 
The lone domestic event on this week’s list was hosted by the WWE as it attracted almost 29,000 viewers to its live ‘Over the Limit’ chat that accompanied its pay-per-view event.  In 2012 to-date, the WWE has entertained an average of 30,000 viewers in each of its five pay-per-view event chats, including 35,000 viewers to its ‘Extreme Rules’ event.
 
 
*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

Follow the gold battle in the Premier League

Aftonbladet

38,342

2

Champions League Soccer

Eurosport

30,408

3

WWE Over The Limit LIVE

WWE

28,877

4

NHL Playoffs: Rangers vs. Capitals

Aftonbladet

23,077

5

Chat with AP-NikoLIVE the Champions League final

VG Multimedia

20,223

 
 

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

 

 

Champions League semifinal draws large International CoveritLive audience

The UEFA Champions League is one of the most prestigious European football tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition. The final of the tourney is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide, but the Social TV buzz is already stirring around the globe. The feverish interest showed during the semifinals and was particularly strong during the second leg of the semifinal between Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona, last week.

More than 500,000 viewers joined live CoveritLive chats as Chelsea pulled off one of the unlikeliest comebacks in Champions League history with its 2-2 draw against Barcelona on Tuesday. Over 40 news outlets, broadcasters and web sites provided a live engagement Social TV experience during the match that sent the London club into the final, 3-2, on aggregate and eliminated the defending champion.   
 
The top five Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona Social TV events drew more than 328,000 viewers to their events to average almost 66,000 viewers per-event.
 
 
Swedish publisher Aftonbladet attracted the largest audience to its Champions chat, drawing almost 110,000 viewers. Norwegian newspaper VG  garnered nearly 75,000 viewers to its chat to just edge French broadcaster TF1, which drew almost 73,000 to its event.
 
Champions League socialization was not relegated to Europe, as Yahoo Deportes in Mexico attracted in excess of 28,000 viewers to its event and domestic leaders SI.com and ESPN drew a total of more than 30,000 to their chat experiences. The global social trend extended to South America as well, with Yahoo Brazil captivating more than 15,000 users.
 
 
Whether you are live blogging as a primary perspective for viewers, hosting chat events or providing a second screen Social TV experience, CoveritLive can be your answer to real-time fan engagement during your next event.