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Every Goal, Every Header, Every Match with CoveritLive and LiveScores

The eyes of the world are on Brazil beginning June 12 as the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off and footies from 32 countries hit the pitch in a quest for a common goal of bringing home the cup. Be sure to leverage CoveritLive’s rich features and EventStudio’s robust functionality this World Cup season, as you deliver real-time updates of every triumph and heart-pounding moment the tournament has to offer, to your readers and viewers. Whether it’s the pool play matches, the fiery action of the knockout stage or the event’s final, CiL provides journalists and broadcasters covering matches and their specific teams an experience for the 2014 World Cup like never before. Continue reading

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Nov. 11-17, 2013)

This week’s edition of the CoveritLive Social TV rankings features four marquee sporting events and live coverage from MTV’s European Music Awards. The National Football League once again claimed the top spot, while the Chicago Bears nailed down a position along with a pair of World Cup Qualifier experiences and the music awards.  Read More…

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (March 18-24)

The 2013 Major League Baseball season opener is still one week away, but that did not stop the sport from claiming the top spot in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings for the fourth consecutive week. The final games of the 2013 World Baseball Classic helped keep Yahoo Taiwan in the top-five, while Ilta-Sanomat, Yahoo Mexico and Yahoo Brazil claimed the remaining spots in the weekly rankings.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV Olympic events (Aug. 6-12)

By Spencer Kitley

After two weeks of pageantry, elation, disappointment, world records, ground-breaking achievements and unbridled patriotism, the 2012 London Olympic Games have drawn to a close. The Games proved to be like no other before, as social media and Social TV took center stage alongside the world’s best athletes. During the past week Social TV viewers embraced Yahoo’s Fourth Place Medal blog’s coverage as it swept the weekly CoveritLive Social TV medal stand.

Standing atop the weekly Social TV podium was Yahoo’s coverage of the women’s soccer gold medal match between the United States and Japan. More than 450,000 viewers joined the conversation as Carli Lloyd played the hero’s role for the Americans, scoring two goals to help them claim a 2-1 win that avenged their 2011 World Cup final loss to the Japanese.

One of the most thrilling matches in Olympics soccer history notched the second spot in the rankings, as the United States defeated Canada, 4-3 in an epic semifinal struggle. An audience in excess of 400,000 viewers got social during the 122-plus minute game that culminated with Alex Morgan’s leaping header goal that advanced the U.S. to the gold medal match.

The second day of the men’s and women’s gymnastics individual apparatus finals clinched the third spot in the CiL weekly rankings. The day was to be Gabby Douglas’s shot at third medal with men’s still rings, women’s uneven bars and men’s vault highlighting the day’s competition. Douglas did not land on the medal stand for her uneven bars routine, but Yahoo once again entertained a sizable crowd as more than 320,000 viewers logged into its events.

The celebration that is the Olympics Closing Ceremony proved to be quite popular with Social TV viewers as well. Almost 270,000 Social TV viewers chatted about the ceremony that featured a highly-anticipated reunion performance by the Spice Girls.

Gymnastics once again shined bright on the third and final day of the individual apparatus finals, as Aly Raisman one again grabbed the spotlight after helping the U.S. clinch team gold a few days prior with her floor routine.  An audience of almost 250,000 logged in to chat about the inquiry that helped Raisman claim bronze in the balance beam and her monstrous routine that landed her gold in the floor exercise.

*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

Olympics Women’s Soccer Final: USA vs. Japan

Yahoo

468,945

2

Olympics Women’s Soccer Semifinal: USA vs. Canada

Yahoo

405,583

3

Olympics Men’s & Women’s Gymnastics Event Finals (8/6)

Yahoo

322,681

4

Olympics Closing Ceremony

Yahoo

266,337

5

Olympics Men’s & Women’s Gymnastics Event Finals (8/7)

Yahoo

248,554

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (May 14-20)

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In much the same manner it has dominated the weekly rankings for much of April and May, European football was again king, capturing three of the top five spots in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, while the NHL Playoffs and WWE pay-per-view event rounded out the rankings.

The excitement from the previous weekend’s Premier League final last Sunday spilled over into Monday as Aftonbladet’s coverage of Manchester City’s championship win landed the top spot on this week’s chart. The Swedish publisher attracted almost 40,000 viewers to its event and landed the fourth spot on the list as well, with its coverage of the NHL Playoffs. More than 23,000 viewers actively clicked into Aftonbladet’s coverage of the Eastern Conference Semifinals game between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals.

 
 
Champions League football also nabbed a pair of spots on the weekly list with Eurosport and VG Nett claiming the second and fifth positions, respectively. The two web sites drew in excess of 50,000 viewers to their Social TV events that followed the culmination of the largest European football tournament of the year.
 
The lone domestic event on this week’s list was hosted by the WWE as it attracted almost 29,000 viewers to its live ‘Over the Limit’ chat that accompanied its pay-per-view event.  In 2012 to-date, the WWE has entertained an average of 30,000 viewers in each of its five pay-per-view event chats, including 35,000 viewers to its ‘Extreme Rules’ event.
 
 
*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

Follow the gold battle in the Premier League

Aftonbladet

38,342

2

Champions League Soccer

Eurosport

30,408

3

WWE Over The Limit LIVE

WWE

28,877

4

NHL Playoffs: Rangers vs. Capitals

Aftonbladet

23,077

5

Chat with AP-NikoLIVE the Champions League final

VG Multimedia

20,223

 
 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (April 30-May 6)

In a week of big events, the much anticipated title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto distanced itself from the competition as the week’s most intriguing event. The championship bout topped the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings that also featured a pair of high-profile European football matches and the season finale of the German version of American Idol.

 
ESPN’s coverage of the 12-round, pay-per-view WBC Super Welterweight title fight drew more than 300,000 viewers, totaling more viewers than the other four top-five entries combined. Participants that tuned in to watch Mayweather extend his career record to 43-0 joined the event for an average of 36 minutes per-visit.
 
 
After drawing 75,000 viewers to its Chelsea/Barcelona chat the previous week, Norwegian newspaper VG attracted more than 62,000 viewers to its coverage of the Manchester City vs. Manchester United match last week to claim the No. 2 position in the CiL rankings. Eurosport’s coverage of the Manchester Derby also landed among the top five, garnering more than 47,000 viewers and ranking fifth.
 
German newspaper, Bild’s live coverage of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (Germany Searches for the Superstar) drew more than 55,000 viewers to its event that concluded with Luca Hanni winning the ninth season of Germany’s Idol franchise. 
 
The fourth spot in the weekly rankings was captured by UK broadcaster, ITV, which entertained almost 50,000 viewers with its coverage of the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool.
 
*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

Mayweather-Cotto Boxing

ESPN

308,376

2

Manchester City vs. Manchester United

VG Multimedia

62,153

3

Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS): Germany Searches for the Superstar

Bild

54,952

4

FA Cup Final: Chelsea vs. Liverpool

ITV

49,828

5

Manchester Derby (Manchester City vs. Manchester United)

Eurosport

47,505

 

 

Champions League semifinal draws large International CoveritLive audience

The UEFA Champions League is one of the most prestigious European football tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition. The final of the tourney is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide, but the Social TV buzz is already stirring around the globe. The feverish interest showed during the semifinals and was particularly strong during the second leg of the semifinal between Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona, last week.

More than 500,000 viewers joined live CoveritLive chats as Chelsea pulled off one of the unlikeliest comebacks in Champions League history with its 2-2 draw against Barcelona on Tuesday. Over 40 news outlets, broadcasters and web sites provided a live engagement Social TV experience during the match that sent the London club into the final, 3-2, on aggregate and eliminated the defending champion.   
 
The top five Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona Social TV events drew more than 328,000 viewers to their events to average almost 66,000 viewers per-event.
 
 
Swedish publisher Aftonbladet attracted the largest audience to its Champions chat, drawing almost 110,000 viewers. Norwegian newspaper VG  garnered nearly 75,000 viewers to its chat to just edge French broadcaster TF1, which drew almost 73,000 to its event.
 
Champions League socialization was not relegated to Europe, as Yahoo Deportes in Mexico attracted in excess of 28,000 viewers to its event and domestic leaders SI.com and ESPN drew a total of more than 30,000 to their chat experiences. The global social trend extended to South America as well, with Yahoo Brazil captivating more than 15,000 users.
 
 
Whether you are live blogging as a primary perspective for viewers, hosting chat events or providing a second screen Social TV experience, CoveritLive can be your answer to real-time fan engagement during your next event.

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