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CoveritLive shines at 2015 NFL Draft

The NFL Draft once again proved to be one of the brightest stars of 2015 to-date, for CoveritLive users utilizing live blogs, live chats and the platform’s robust social aggregation tool to cover the draft’s first night. The draft’s opening night attracted coverage from NFL team sites, broadcasters, news organizations and fan sites. Continue reading

CoveritLive: May 2014 in review

The month of May saw CoveritLive audiences engage with a multitude of different experiences and this installment’s infographic presentation explores May’s events that were highlighted by the NFL Draft, NBA Playoffs, European elections, the Eurovision Song Contest and the Cannes Film Festival. Here is a look at key data and highlights from the top events of the month. Continue reading

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CoveritLive experiences inform and entertain more than 1.5 million NFL Draft viewers

In a year that has seen many CoveritLive experiences shine bright, the NFL Draft proved to be one of the brightest stars of 2014 to-date. In this week’s special NFL Draft edition of the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, the draft put up stats as impressive as those that Jadeveon Clowney, Blake Bortles and Sammy Watkins posted in their decorated collegiate careers.

The three-day event attracted coverage from NFL.com, NFL team sites, broadcasters, news organizations and fan sites. In total, just over 100 CiL experiences were hosted as 1.5 million viewers joined the social experiences to learn which players landed on their favorite teams.

Viewers that participated in the draft’s top-three live experiences engaged with the page for an average of 45 minutes per-visit.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (April 22-28)


After a one week hiatus, the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings are back and just in time for a monster week of second screen consumption. The 2013 NFL Draft headlined the weekly top-five claiming three spots, including the top two positions, while a tornado outbreak in the United States and a trial in Norway also captured viewer’s attention.

 

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More than 40 major sports and news sites utilize CoveritLive for NFL Draft

Thursday night marked the unofficial start to the 2013 NFL football season as teams began building for their future at the NFL Draft. Fans around the world turned their eyes to their televisions for draft coverage and utilized CoveritLive for a second screen experience provided by any one of more than 40 major sports and news web sites covering the draft.

The three days of the NFL draft saw almost 11 million Social TV viewers visit NFL Draft experiences that featured CoveritLive embeds, while more than one million viewers actively participated in CiL draft events. Viewers that participated in the draft’s top-five live events engaged with the event an average of 31 minutes per-visit.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (The NFL Draft Edition)

In a year that has seen many CoveritLive events shine bright, the NFL Draft proved to be one of the brightest stars of 2012. In this week’s special NFL Draft edition of the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, the draft put up stats as impressive as those that Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III tallied in their decorated collegiate careers.

The three-day event attracted coverage from broadcasters, news organizations, fan sites, individual team sites and the NFL itself. In total, just over 200 chat events were hosted as viewers joined in the social experience to see what players landed on their favorite teams.
 
ESPN, Yahoo, SI.com and the NFL hosted the five largest chats of the weekend and attracted a total of more than two million viewers. Viewers that clicked into an event followed the action an average of 39 minutes per-visit.
 
ESPN’s three-day total drew almost 1.2 million viewers to its wall-to-wall chat coverage.
 
The top-five NFL Draft events attracted in excess of 1.75 million viewers to their live interactive events.
 
 
ESPN began its coverage on Thursday and ran its Social TV experience for three straight days with pauses overnight. The Worldwide Leader in Sports drew 1,175,800 viewers throughout the draft. Yahoo’s Shutdown Corner NFL blog ranked second on the Social TV charts on the strength of its audience of 428,266 during the draft’s opening round.
 
 
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Burke and Tom Mantzouranis provided live engagement and draft analysis for SI.com during the first two days of the draft and charted more than 100,000 viewers during the two events. The final spot in the NFL Draft Social TV rankings was claimed by NFL.com, whose chat hosted by Elliot Harrison entertained more than 43,000 viewers during the opening round.
 
 
*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

ESPN Countdown Live: 2012 Draft (4/26-28)

ESPN

1,175,800

2

ShutdownCorner.com NFL Draft Live First Round Chat (4/26)

Yahoo!

428,266

3

SI.com NFL Draft Live Blog (4/27)

SI.com

52,271

4

SI.com NFL Draft First Round Live Blog (4/26)

SI.com

50,296

5

NFL.com NFL Draft Chat (4/26)

NFL

43,586

 
 

The NFL Draft and CoveritLive get ‘Cracked’

Every April, each franchise in the National Football League is given the opportunity to start anew with the NFL Draft. As years pass the league’s draft has grown in popularity and has even enjoyed a move to primetime Thursday night television. The ever-expanding coverage of the draft will grow into a new realm this year as Demand Media’s Cracked.com will put a humorous slant on the first round of the draft on Thursday, April 25.

Cracked editors Cody Johnston and Soren Bowie will be the chat hosts for the Old Spice sponsored event, providing their unique perspective and commentary. Johnston brings an outside outlook to the chat as he has never even thrown a football, while Bowie is ardent Denver Broncos supporter who carries mixed feelings about former quarterback Tim Tebow. One thing is for certain and that is that nobody else will cover the draft in the same manner as Cracked. All other outlets will have expert analysis on the draftees, but Cracked will have the analysis on everything else.
 
 Click the NFL Draft Photo to join the chat  
 
With each time NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell attempts to pronounce a Ndamukong, a Beanie or even a Prince, the selection will come with good-natured humor. The panelists will also be there to delve into who might fall into the horrific Ryan Leaf or JaMarcus Russell bust category. The new comedic spin accompanied by a little football knowledge should be a breath of fresh air for the casual fan that has tired of standard sports analysis.
 
On Thursday night as you tune in to ESPN for the NFL Draft, be sure to fire up your computer, tablet or mobile device at 8 pm ET to enjoy a humorous slant on one of the league’s biggest nights.