Tag Archives: SI.com

Team USA, not the only winners at the 2015 Women’s World Cup as CiL coverage shines

SI.com - 2015 Women's World Cup Final with CiL

The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup was a cultural phenomenon during the month of June and into early July all around the world, but especially in the United States. Fans of all ages cheered on their countries and their favorite players throughout the tournament. Several publishers in the US created compelling storytelling experiences with CoveritLive that opened the doors to the team’s journey to their third World Cup title. Continue reading

World Cup – Scoreboard Best Practices

CoveritLive’s automated Scoreboard makes it easy for publishers to cover all of the World Cup action.  The Live Scoreboard takes only minutes to set up, and then automatically updates with the latest World Cup scores and plays throughout the game, allowing you to focus on game commentary and Reader questions. Major plays are visually highlighted so fans are always kept up-to-date on the game action. With the ability to customize the display, you can choose to cover a specific game, multiple games (on the same day), or the entire series! The Live Scores feature is routinely used by major publishers around the globe, including France24, Yahoo Sports, Expressen and Aftonbladet to enhance their live sports coverage. Keep reading for Scoreboard Tips and example Screenshots…

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Aug. 5-11, 2013)

A variety of sporting events, including the start of the Bundesliga football season and the PGA Championship, filled out the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. Bild.de’s immersive football experience, the Australian Football League’s live game coverage, NFL preseason action and Sports Illustrated Golf’s PGA Championship blog comprised the top five this week.

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Case Study: Sports Illustrated’s Golf.com

As you cover the 2013 British Open Championship, check out the success that Sports Illustrated's Golf.com has enjoyed with its live blog/second screen coverage of PGA tournaments around the globe. CoveritLive provides Golf with the means to deliver real-time updates and scores to golf fans, live from all of the sport's tourneys and major championships.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (June 10-16 & 17-23)

After a one-week hiatus, the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings are back with a double dose of headline second screen events. The previous week’s top five events were highlighted by US Open golf and Australian Football League coverage, while last week’s rankings were buoyed by the seventh game of the NBA finals and more Aussie Rules football.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 24-30)

By Spencer Kitley

With the NFL completing its fourth week of action and the Ryder Cup taking center stage there was room for little else on this week’s edition of the CoveritLive Social TV rankings. The NFL’s Thursday Night Football once again captured the top spot, marking its third-straight week atop the rankings, while the most controversial NFL game of the year also landed on the list that included three Ryder Cup live events.

NFL.com’s live coverage of Thursday Night Football has proved quite popular in its first three weeks, attracting almost 350,000 viewers during that span. The latest chart topper drew an audience of almost 83,000 for the Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens divisional showdown.

The second event on the weekly chart was ESPN’s Social TV event for the highly-controversial Monday Night Football matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. Controversy is always sure to spark conversations and this game was no exception as more than 75,000 viewers clicked into the event for expert commentary and to share their own opinions.

The Worldwide Leader in Sports claimed the third and fourth positions as well for its live chats of the second and third rounds of the Ryder Cup. An audience of almost 73,000 joined ESPN’s live chat on the tourney’s third day, while more than 53,000 got social on day two.

The fifth and final spot in the weekly CiL rankings was nabbed by Sports Illustrated’s Golf.com, which entertained almost 53,000 viewers with its Social TV coverage of the opening round of Ryder Cup action.

*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

NFL Thursday Night Football: Browns vs. Ravens

NFL

82,934

2

ESPN Monday Night Football: Packers vs. Seahawks

ESPN

75,905

3

ESPN Ryder Cup – Day 3

ESPN

72,956

4

ESPN Ryder Cup – Day 2

ESPN

53,111

5

Live Coverage of the Ryder Cup: Round 1

SI.com/Golf.com

52,960

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 24-30)

By Spencer Kitley

With the NFL completing its fourth week of action and the Ryder Cup taking center stage there was room for little else on this week’s edition of the CoveritLive Social TV rankings. The NFL’s Thursday Night Football once again captured the top spot, marking its third-straight week atop the rankings, while the most controversial NFL game of the year also landed on the list that included three Ryder Cup live events.

NFL.com’s live coverage of Thursday Night Football has proved quite popular in its first three weeks, attracting almost 350,000 viewers during that span. The latest chart topper drew an audience of almost 83,000 for the Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens divisional showdown.

The second event on the weekly chart was ESPN’s Social TV event for the highly-controversial Monday Night Football matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. Controversy is always sure to spark conversations and this game was no exception as more than 75,000 viewers clicked into the event for expert commentary and to share their own opinions.

The Worldwide Leader in Sports claimed the third and fourth positions as well for its live chats of the second and third rounds of the Ryder Cup. An audience of almost 73,000 joined ESPN’s live chat on the tourney’s third day, while more than 53,000 got social on day two.

The fifth and final spot in the weekly CiL rankings was nabbed by Sports Illustrated’s Golf.com, which entertained almost 53,000 viewers with its Social TV coverage of the opening round of Ryder Cup action.

*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

NFL Thursday Night Football: Browns vs. Ravens

NFL

82,934

2

ESPN Monday Night Football: Packers vs. Seahawks

ESPN

75,905

3

ESPN Ryder Cup – Day 3

ESPN

72,956

4

ESPN Ryder Cup – Day 2

ESPN

53,111

5

Live Coverage of the Ryder Cup: Round 1

SI.com/Golf.com

52,960

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 10-16)

By Spencer Kitley

A quintet of sporting events swept the top five spots of this week’s edition of the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, with the National Football League claiming three positions and ESPN and SI.com claiming spots with their coverage of boxing and the men’s final of the U.S. Open of Tennis.

The NFL claimed the top spot in the rankings after hosting a very large live chat for the first Thursday Night Football game of the season that pitted the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears in an NFC North showdown. More than 171,000 viewers joined the conversation as they watched the Packers cruise to a 23-10 victory. Additionally, the Bears hosted their own Social TV chat during the game, attracting more than 40,000 viewers to their event to claim the fourth position in the CiL ratings.

ESPN’s live coverage of Saturday night’s boxing card that was headlined by the WBC Middleweight title bout between reigning champion Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. earned the No. 2 position in this week’s CiL rankings as more than 60,000 viewers joined the conversation as Martinez won by unanimous decision.

The third spot on the charts was claimed by SI.com which entertained almost 47,000 social tennis fans during the men’s final of the U.S. Open between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

The NFL landed yet another spot in the top five with the New England Patriots live chat during the team’s Sunday matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. The event engaged in excess of 25,000 New England fans as the team suffered a 20-18 loss in the season’s second week.

*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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9/10/12-9/16/12

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Thursday Night Football: Packers vs. Bears

NFL

171,013

2

ESPN’s Coverage of Sept. 15 Boxing Matches

ESPN

60,565

3

Tennis: US Open Final (Djokovic vs. Murray)

SI.com

46,856

4

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

NFL (Chicago Bears)

41,619

5

NFL: New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals

NFL (New England Patriots)

25,548

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Sept. 10-16)

By Spencer Kitley

A quintet of sporting events swept the top five spots of this week’s edition of the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, with the National Football League claiming three positions and ESPN and SI.com claiming spots with their coverage of boxing and the men’s final of the U.S. Open of Tennis.

The NFL claimed the top spot in the rankings after hosting a very large live chat for the first Thursday Night Football game of the season that pitted the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears in an NFC North showdown. More than 171,000 viewers joined the conversation as they watched the Packers cruise to a 23-10 victory. Additionally, the Bears hosted their own Social TV chat during the game, attracting more than 40,000 viewers to their event to claim the fourth position in the CiL ratings.

ESPN’s live coverage of Saturday night’s boxing card that was headlined by the WBC Middleweight title bout between reigning champion Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. earned the No. 2 position in this week’s CiL rankings as more than 60,000 viewers joined the conversation as Martinez won by unanimous decision.

The third spot on the charts was claimed by SI.com which entertained almost 47,000 social tennis fans during the men’s final of the U.S. Open between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

The NFL landed yet another spot in the top five with the New England Patriots live chat during the team’s Sunday matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. The event engaged in excess of 25,000 New England fans as the team suffered a 20-18 loss in the season’s second week.

*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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9/10/12-9/16/12

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

Thursday Night Football: Packers vs. Bears

NFL

171,013

2

ESPN’s Coverage of Sept. 15 Boxing Matches

ESPN

60,565

3

Tennis: US Open Final (Djokovic vs. Murray)

SI.com

46,856

4

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

NFL (Chicago Bears)

41,619

5

NFL: New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals

NFL (New England Patriots)

25,548

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (July 16-22)

By Spencer Kitley

Social TV coverage of the 152nd playing of the British Open Championship buoyed the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings last week, with coverage of Ernie Els’ victory at Royal Lytham and St Annes claiming four of the top five spots. Golf.com, ESPN and the Golf Channel each landed places in the top five with their golf coverage, while ESPN claimed the only non-golf spot with its UFC 149 live event.

Sports Illustrated’s Golf.com claimed the top two positions in the weekly ratings with its live coverage of the first and second rounds of the Open Championship that entertained more than 43,000 viewers last Thursday and almost 35,000 viewers on Friday.

ESPN’s Social TV coverage of the second round of the Open landed the third spot in the weekly rankings after more than 27,000 viewers watched Brandt Snedeker charge to the front of the pack after 36 holes of action. The Worldwide Leader in Sports also claimed the fourth spot with its live coverage of the UFC 149 pay-per-view that was headlined by the Bantamweight title bout between Renan Barao and Urijah Faber.

The final entry in the weekly top five was the Golf Channel’s second round Open coverage. Jason Sobel and John Hawkins entertained just shy of 20,000 viewers in the network’s live chat during Friday’s 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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Events

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

British Open Round 1 Live Blog

SI.com/Golf.com

43,429

2

British Open Round 2 Live Blog

SI.com/Golf.com

34,779

3

Open Championship Round 2

ESPN

27,227

4

UFC 149

ESPN

21,021

5

British Open Round 2 Live Chat

Golf Channel

18,239