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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 (Oct. 22-28)

By Spencer Kitley

The CoveritLive Social TV weekly rankings return this week after a one week hiatus, but once again Yahoo’s Presidential debate coverage and the NFL’s Thursday Night Football top the charts.

Yahoo’s coverage of the second and third presidential debates has topped the Social TV charts in each of the last two weeks after the news provider’s coverage of the vice presidential debate claimed the second spot three weeks ago. Yahoo topped the charts this week as almost 200,000 viewers joined the conversation as President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney squared off in their third and final debate.

The NFL remained in the top three for the seventh consecutive week with its Thursday Night Football Social TV dashboard. More than 52,000 viewers got social during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers surprising 36-17 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

The third spot in the weekly CiL countdown was claimed by the WWE’s live coverage of its Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event. Almost 53,000 viewers joined the live chat on WWE.com as champion CM Punk retained his title in controversial decision against Ryback.

For the third time this season the Chicago Bears landed among the top five Social TV events for the week as they narrowly pulled out a 23-22 victory against the Carolina Panthers. The event landed the No. 4 position as more than 38,000 viewers joined the conversation as Robbie Gould helped the Bears push their record to 6-1 with his game-winning field goal.

Finland’s Sanoma News nabbed the fifth spot in the ratings with its coverage of the F1 Indian Grand Prix, providing live perspective as defending world champion Sebastian Vettel cruised to his fourth consecutive win and extended his lead in this year’s title race. The Finnish news provider drew an audience of almost 33,000 for the 17th event of the F1 season.

*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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CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Obama/Romney Presidential Debate

Yahoo

195,539

2

NFL Thursday Night Football: Buccaneers vs. Vikings

NFL

52,784

3

WWE Hell in a Cell

WWE

52,679

4

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers

NFL (Chicago Bears)

38,668

5

Indian Grand Prix

Sanoma News

32,847

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (June 18-24)

For the second consecutive week, German publisher, Bild dominated the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings with its coverage of Euro 2012. The Euros have stood tall throughout the month of June in the rankings with Bild earning the top spot in each of the last three weeks and sweeping each of the top six spots for two-straight weeks. 

Bild has attracted more than six million viewers to its 12 daily chats in the last two weeks, including more than 2.5 million viewers to this week’s chats. An average of 504,000 viewers per-event have joined the chats over the two-week span.
 
The German publisher’s top chat of the week was its Group B coverage that drew an audience of 630,000 for the championships’ third day that saw Portugal knock off Netherlands and Germany oust Denmark. Its live chat for Group D’s England vs. Ukraine match and Sweden vs. France also topped the half-million mark.
 
European football was not the only solid performer of the week as TSN, Canada’s leading English language sports channel, drew almost 50,000 viewers to its live blog coverage of the 2012 NHL Draft.
 
 
Finnish publisher, the Sanoma News, came close to the 50,000 viewer mark as well for its F1 racing coverage of the European Grand Prix in Valencia that saw Spain’s Fernando Alonso claim victory. The largest domestic Social TV event of the week was ESPN’s Daily Dime live chat for game five of the NBA Finals that drew an audience of almost 30,000 viewers. 
 
 
*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

Euro 2012 Match Day 3 Group B (June 17)

Bild

630,896

2

Euro 2012 Match Day 3 Group D (June 19)

Bild

505,857

3

Euro 2012 Match Day 3 Group C (June 18)

Bild

489,598

4

Euro 2012 Quarterfinal 1 (June 21)

Bild

352,414

5

Euro 2012 Quarterfinal 2 (June 22)

Bild

347,812

6

Euro 2012 Quarterfinal 3 (June 23)

Bild

242,519

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2012 NHL Draft Blog

TSN

48,172

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F1 European Grand Prix

Sanoma News

46,565

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Daily Dime: NBA Finals Game 5

ESPN

29,653

 

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