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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (May 13-19)

As May rolls on, international events and hockey continued to maintain their stronghold on the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. The CBC, TV2 and Eurosport all returned to the top-five for the second consecutive week as a pair of hockey games, a reality TV finale, courtroom coverage and a European football championship celebration filled out the weekly ratings.

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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 16-22)

 

Soccer and Hockey and MMA, Oh my! For the second straight week sports made a clean sweep of the top five spots on the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings with the soccer showdown between Chelsea and FC Barcelona claiming two spots in the ratings, the CBC returning to the top five for the second straight week with its Hockey Night coverage and ESPN topping the charts with its UFC 145 chat.
 
The growing popularity of mixed martial arts in America proved its strength in this week’s rankings. ESPN’s coverage of the much anticipated UFC 145 event buoyed by the light heavyweight championship bout between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans nabbed the No. 1 spot in the CiL ratings. Its MMA experts Brett Okamoto, Josh Gross, Chuck Mindenhall and Chad Dundas’ expert analysis of the pay-per-view event garnered more than 66,000 viewers. 
 
 
Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal proved to be a goal scorer in the world of Social TV, attracting in excess of 120,000 viewers to a pair of live chats. French broadcaster TF1 claimed the second position in the weekly rankings with just over 60,000 viewers, while the UK’s ITV nipped at their heels with just under 60,000 users in its event. 
 
Belgian pro soccer jumped into the rankings for the first time as Lalibre’s coverage of the Club Bruges vs. Anderlecht match entertained Jupiler League fans.
 
Canada’s CBC remained in the top five again this week with it live stream/live chat dashboard coverage of Hockey Night in Canada. The network attracted more than 85,000 viewers to its top two NHL Playoff First Round chats of the week to round out the top five and claim the sixth position as well.
 
*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

UFC 145

ESPN

66,436

2

Chelsea vs. FC Barcelona (France)

TF1.fr

60,798

3

Live Champions League: Chelsea vs.Barcelona (UK)

ITV

59,651

4

Club Bruges vs. Anderlecht  (Belgian Jupiler League – Pro Soccer)

Lalibre

47,445

5

CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada NHL Playoffs First Round (4/19)

CBC

43,070

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CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada NHL Playoffs First Round (4/22)

CBC

42,183

 
 
 
 

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