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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

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (March 19-25)

Despite the large viewership of NCAA March Madness last week, it was another brand of basketball and a fallen star’s victory that gained a foothold in the weekly CoveritLive social TV rankings.

However, topping the list was not a sporting event at all, as French broadcaster TF1’s live chat coverage of the French installment of The Voice returned to the list for the second consecutive week. More than 55,000 viewers chatted during the season’s fifth episode to push the season viewer total over 225,000.

Sport24’s live coverage of the EuroLeague Basketball playoffs captured the second spot in the weekly rankings as readers gabbed about former University of Kansas standout Keith Langford and his Maccabi Electra’s triumph over Panathinaikos.

The 30-month winless draught of Tiger Woods and his campaign to win the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational was a popular social TV event over the weekend. The golf tourney landed four of the top 10 CoveritLive chats of the week, including SI.com and ESPN’s third and fourth-ranked social events that attracted more than 45,000 viewers.

The fifth and final event on the weekly chart was Aftonbladet’s second screen coverage of Manchester City’s key 2-1 victory over Chelsea in Premier League Action.

*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

The Voice

TF1

55,587

2

Panathinaikos vs. Maccabi Electra (EuroLeague Basketball)

Sport24

30,542

3

Arnold Palmer Invitational: Second Round Live Blog

SI.com/Golf.com

23,398

4

Arnold Palmer Invitational Fourth Round

ESPN

22,653

5

Manchester City vs. Chelsea (Premier League Soccer)

Aftonbladet

19,092