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CoveritLive July Highlights

The month of July saw CoveritLive audiences engage with a wide variety of experiences and this edition of monthly highlights takes a look at some of the month’s most successful implementations. The highlights feature Bundesliga European football coverage, live news reporting from Chattanooga, Tenn., a reality TV second screen experience and MLB All-Star Game coverage.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Nov. 26 – Dec. 2)

By Spencer Kitley

After a week without a Thursday Night Football game due to the United States’ Thanksgiving Holiday, the NFL came storming back this week to claim the top spot as an eclectic blend of sports filled out the weekly CoveritLive Social TV top five.

The NFL’s Social TV coverage of TNF landed at the top of the weekly ratings and earned a spot in the top three for the 10th time this football season. This week’s Thursday night clash of the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons attracted an audience of almost 60,000 viewers to headline the week.

Yahoo India claimed the No. 2 position for the week with its live event coverage of the India vs. England cricket match in Mumbai. More than 42,000 viewers joined the conversation as England completed a memorable 10-wicket victory in the second Test of the series.

The NFL’s Chicago Bears claimed the third spot in the weekly rankings, marking the fifth time in six weeks that the Bears have landed in the CiL top five. The live game day event saw more than 23,000 viewers get social as the Bears took on the Seattle Seahawks.

Swedish publisher, Aftonbladet claimed the fourth position for the week with its live coverage of Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The fifth and final spot in this week’s ratings was owned by Yahoo Southeast Asia for its live soccer/football chat of the Philippines historic win over Myanmar that earned it a place in the AFF Suzuki Cup semifinals.

*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: Saints vs. Falcons

NFL

58,032

2

Cricket: India vs. England in Mumbai

Yahoo India

42,057

3

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks

NFL (Chicago Bears)

23,303

4

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix

Aftonbladet

18,293

5

AFF Suzuki Cup: Philippines vs. Myanmar

Yahoo Southeast Asia

14,247

 

 

CoveritLive shines on Election Night 2012 with 2.5 million viewers

By Spencer Kitley

As millions of Americans and political observers around the world anxiously awaited the results of the 2012 United States Presidential election on Tuesday, more than 2.5 million readers and Social TV viewers followed CoveritLive events for up-to-the-minute election information. The evening that ended with President Barack Obama winning re-election saw almost 300 publishers and broadcasters run live events as the action unfolded.

Yahoo News, Bild, Aftonbladet and LeMonde were leading outlets for CoveritLive blogs on election night as political experts and analysts shared insight and information as the race for the White House drew to a close.

•        More than 2.5 million Social TV viewers and live blog readers joined in almost 300 CoveritLive events

•        In excess of 10,000 viewers joined 22 different CoveritLive election live events

•        The influence of the U.S. election was apparent throughout the evening as three international events topped the viewer charts. French publisher, LeMonde drew an audience of almost 650,000, while German newspaper, Bild topped the 500,000-viewer mark and Sweden’s Aftonbladet entertained more than 435,000 viewers.

•       Yahoo News was the top domestic user on election night, using multiple CoveritLive implementations across many pages. Statistics were only available on one of Yahoo’s events at the time of this blog post, but their audience of more than 270,000 on the single implementation was still the fourth-largest election event.

•        Live blog coverage of the election spanned outside the United States as well, with French, German, Swedish, Canadian, Danish, Belgian, Norwegian and many other publishers using CiL to track the election.

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 engagement during your next event.

CiL User

Clicks

LeMonde

643,766

Bild

501,378

Aftonbladet

435,745

Yahoo

270,178

The Blaze

83,297

CBC

74,507

Liberation.fr

57,032

Ekstra Bladet

51,297

Street.com

22,393

 

 

 

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 (Sept. 17-23)

By Spencer Kitley

For the second straight week NFL football dominated the competition in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, but the 64th edition of the Primetime Emmy Awards proved strong as well this week , claiming two spots to pace the weekly top five.

Almost 100,000 viewers clicked into NFL.com’s Thursday Night Football live chat this week, bringing the site’s two-week viewer total to more than a quarter million. This week’s top-ranking audience was entertained by a high-powered New York Giants offense and a stingy defense, as the reigning Super Bowl champs cruised past the Carolina Panthers, 36-7.

Yahoo TV shined in the No. 2 position with its live coverage of the Primetime Emmy Awards. The evening saw Yahoo’s event attract more than 55,000 viewers as ABC’s comedy Modern Family claimed four Emmys to headline the evening’s festivities.

People Magazine also landed among the top five, claiming the fifth spot with its coverage of the Emmys, as the publisher entertained more than 30,000 viewers live during the red carpet and award show.

Ranking third this week was Greek publisher, Gazzetta, which landed in the third position after drawing an audience of almost 50,000 to its live coverage of the Champions’ League Group B match between Olympiacos of Greece and Schalke of Germany.

ESPN grabbed the fourth spot in the ratings with its live coverage of the UFC 152 pay-per-view event. An audience of more than 43,000 viewers got social during the MMA event as UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones successfully defended his title against Brazil’s VItor Belfort.

*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

NFL Thursday Night Football – Giants vs. Panthers

NFL

94,844

2

Primetime Emmy Awards

Yahoo

55,275

3

LIVE Olympiakos-Schalke

Gazzetta

49,159

4

ESPN’s Coverage of UFC 152

ESPN

43,409

5

Emmy Awards

People

31,947

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (June 4-10)

By Spencer Kitley

A confluence of major sporting events attracted and entertained television viewers by the millions last week and the popularity of those events laid the ground work for the most social CoveritLive week of the year. The first three days of UEFA Euro 2012 dominated the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings by claiming three of the top five spots, while the culmination of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals and the controversial outcome of the Manny Paquiao/Timothy Bradley boxing match helped push the viewing total of the top five events over 2.25 million viewers.

German publisher Bild achieved overwhelming success with its coverage of the first three days of UEFA Euro 2012, drawing an average of 440,000 viewers to each of its three chat events. Bild topped the CoveritLive charts with its coverage of the first day of Group C play as more than 590,000 viewers clicked into the chat for the match’s involving Spain, Italy, Ireland and Croatia. The Group A chat on the first day of play drew more than 434,000 viewers to notch the third spot, while Group B landed at No. 5 as more than 290,000 German fans kept up with their home team.
 
 
After seeing the young guns of the Oklahoma City Thunder fall in a two games to none hole to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Western Conference Finals, fans quickly ramped up their interest in the series last week as the Thunder battled back to close the series margin and stood on the verge of the NBA Finals in Game 6. In excess of 500,000 viewers chatted along during the final game of the series and witnessed a changing of the guard in the Western Conference as the young Thunder eliminated the aging Spurs. 
 
 
ESPN’s coverage of the 12-round, pay-per-view WBO Welterweight title fight drew more than 400,000 viewers, totaling 100,000 more viewers than May’s Mayweather/Cotto fight. Additionally, more than 200,000 participants tuned in Yahoo’s live chat to watch the match that ended in a controversial split decision.
 
 
*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 1 Group C (June 10) [Spain, Italy, Ireland, Croatia]

Bild

591,549

2

Spurs vs. Thunder (Western Conference Finals Game 6)

NBA

519,650

3

Euro 2012 Match Day 1 Group A  (June 8) [Poland, Greece, Russia, Czech Republic]

Bild

434,517

4

ESPN’s coverage of Pacquiao vs. Bradley

ESPN

416,174

5

Euro 2012 Match Day 1 Group B  (June 9) [Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Portugal]

Bild

292,376

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Pacquiao-Bradley Live Chat & Analysis

Yahoo!

203,812

*

MLB Draft Live

ESPN

165,105

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (May 28-June 3)

By Spencer Kitley

Last week, as the NBA Playoffs rolled full-force ahead into a pair of highly-competitive and exciting Conference Finals series, the social media buzz around the events reached a fevered pitch. In addition to the enthusiasm around the NBA action, a pair of international football matches nabbed key spots on the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, while the premier of a popular Brazilian reality TV show proved popular as well.

In Norway, many European football fans spent their Pentecost Monday holiday watching their favorite team and joining the conversation about the games online. Norwegian publisher VG landed on the list for the fourth time in the last five weeks as more than 61,000 viewers joined its live match day chat to rank atop the rankings

The Brazilian reality TV series, A Fazenda (The Farm), debuted its fifth season last week and drew a considerable social TV audience as well. Almost 52,000 viewers chatted along on humor site Kibe Loco as they were introduced to the cast of celebrities that will live together in a Survivor-style game on a farm this summer.

Yahoo Mexico’s coverage of the 2012 Esperanzas Toulon (Hopes of Toulon) attracted a crowd of more than 27,000 to its live chat during the Holanda vs. Mexico football match.

NBA.com has launched a new social TV experience for the Eastern and Western Conference Finals, allowing fans to watch a side-by-side CoveritLive Twitter feed of both teams within each game’s dashboard.  A group of relevant Twitter feeds for each team has been pulled together using CoveritLive’s Twitter enhancements. This allows the NBA to only pull the most engaging info into the event. The Miami Heat’s CiL event drew more than 24,000 viewers during the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals to claim the fourth spot in this week’s rankings.

That same night, ESPN’s Daily Dime Live, chat event attracted almost 24,000 viewers into its second screen experience as the Heat defeated the Celtics 115-111 to take a 1-0 series lead.

*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

Chat with AP-NikoLIVE on Pentecost football

VG Multimedia

61,310

2

The Farm 5 – live debut!

Kibe Loco

51,726

3

Esperanzas Toulon: Holanda vs. México (Soccer)

Yahoo!

27,529

4

NBA Miami Heat Twitter Feed (5/30)

NBA

24,177

5

Daily Dime Live (5/30)

ESPN

23,892