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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (March 25-31)

The last week of March wrapped up with a host of marquee international events, including three Australian events that landed in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV top five. The Australian Football League claimed two spots, while Australian soccer, the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tourney and a live chat accompanying a Greek newscast filled out the remaining spots.

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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

 

The Masters and CoveritLive: A fit as comfortable as the green jacket

The 76th playing of The Masters golf tournament proved to be yet another great event for CoveritLive’s real-time events coverage. Here are a few highlights from the three largest CiL users during the four-day tourney.

Sports Illustrated’s Golf.com, ESPN and the Golf Channel were excellent outlets for CoveritLive blogs and Social TV coverage during all four rounds of The Masters as writers and experts shared their firsthand perspectives of the action.
 
ESPN, Golf.com and the Golf Channel each hosted four rounds of events and attracted a total of more than 300,000 clicks*. Readers that clicked into an event followed the action an average of 49 minutes per-visit.
 
The average duration of a chat view for ESPN users was the largest of the three, attracting viewers for more than 75 minutes per-visit.
 
Golf.com attracted the largest audience of any of the 12 events to its opening round live blog, drawing 57,653 clicks*.
 
 
Golf.com’s experts Connell Barrett, Mick Rouse, Mike Walker and Rick Lipsey blogged during the four-day event and ESPN’s Michael Collins and Farrell Evans covered the tourney throughout the weekend in a chat dashboard that was displayed in the same window as the leaderboard. Jason Sobel and John Hawkins of the Golf Channel provided their live accounts for the duration of the event.
 
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.
 
*The clicks metric is defined as a reader that actively clicks into a CoveritLive event.
 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (April 2-8)

In a week that saw a new NCAA Basketball champion crowned, a green jacket awarded and the commencement of another Major League Baseball season, sport was king in the realm of Social TV. Live blogging and social TV coverage of The Masters weighed heavily in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, earning two spots in the top five and nabbing six of the top 10 spots for the week.

Sitting atop the charts during the first week in April was Eurosport France’s live coverage of  the Rally of Portugal, which attracted more than 60,000 viewers as Norwegian driver Mads Ostberg claimed the fourth event of the 2012 World Rally Championships.

The largest Masters event came during the opening round when Sports Illustrated’s Golf.com drew almost 58,000 viewers to land in the No. 2 spot in this week’s rankings. ESPN’s live coverage of the first round also drew more than 50,000 viewers and grabbed the fifth position, as England’s Lee Westwood took the early lead at Augusta.

ESPN also earned the No. 3 position in the weekly ratings, as its marathon two-week countdown of the 500 best MLB players culminated with a 2.5-hour countdown chat to reveal its top 10 players of 2012. More than 57,000 viewers joined in to see if their favorite flame-thrower or slugger would take the top spot, but in the end it was Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim star Albert Pujols who claimed the crown.

The fourth ranked event of the week was the official race coverage of the 2012 XChanging Boat Race between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Fourteen different television networks around the world carried the race live and almost 55,000 viewers joined the social coverage of the 158th-annual Boat Race as Cambridge notched an 80-76 victory.

*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

Rally of Portugal (World Rally Championship Racing)

Eurosport.fr

60,292

2

The Masters Round 1 Live Blog

SI.com

57,653

3

ESPN 500 Live (Top 10 Players in MLB)

ESPN

57,563

4

2012 Xchanging Boat Race (Oxford vs. Cambridge)

Boat Race Ltd.

54,527

5

The Masters Round 1

ESPN

51,531