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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (April 1-7)

This week’s edition of the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings is blanketed from top to bottom with a sampling of sporting events from around the United States, Canada and France. The National Hockey League’s trading deadline proved to be the hottest topic of the week, while the WWE’s Wrestlemania and Champions League soccer joined hockey, which owned three of the top five spots.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Feb. 11-18)

An eclectic mix of events, blended with a pair of the NBA’s ultra-successful Overtime live chats comprised the CoveritLive weekly Social TV top five last week. The end of the first half of the NBA season and the league’s All-Star weekend entertained viewers, while the controversial story of a once-revered Olympian, a special video game live web broadcast and a WWE pay-per-view filled out the diverse lineup of top events.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Nov. 12-18)

By Spencer Kitley

After a week with several marquee events, a wide variety of events round out the weekly CoveritLive Social TV top five for the last week. The NFL continued to own a place in the rankings with its Thursday Night Football coverage, while international users Bild and Ilta-Sanomat jumped into the fray along with Yahoo, ESPN and the WWE.

Topping the charts for the week was German publisher, Bild’s Social TV coverage of MTV’s Europe Music Awards. More than 64,000 viewers joined the conversation as Carly Rae Jepsen took the night’s biggest award for song of the year with her hit single, “Call Me Maybe.”

The NFL once again claimed their place among the top weekly events, landing in the No. 2 position with its coverage of the Thursday Night Football showdown between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. The league remained in the CiL top three for the ninth consecutive week, drawing an audience of almost 37,000 to its event.

Formula One Racing returned to the United States on Sunday with the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas and Finnish publisher, Ilta-Sanomat earned the No. 4 position in the ratings as its live chat entertained viewers. More than 36,000 viewers joined the discussion during the race as McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton captured the victory.

UFC 154 was also a big event over the weekend, nabbing the fourth and fifth positions as Yahoo and ESPN provided live coverage of the pay-per-view bout. Yahoo attracted almost 35,000 viewers to its event and ESPN drew a crowd of almost 30,000 viewers as Georges St. Pierre defeated Carlos Condit in the welterweight title fight.

Falling just outside the top five on the weekly CiL charts was the WWE, which attracted an audience just shy of 30,000 to its live chat for its Survivor Series pay-per-view event.

*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

MTV Europe Music Awards

Bild

64,044

2

NFL Thursday Night Football: Dolphins vs. Bills

NFL

36,806

3

F1- United States Grand Prix

Sanoma News (Ilta-Sanomat)

36,362

4

UFC 154 Live Chat

Yahoo

34,762

5

ESPN’s Coverage of UFC 154

ESPN

29,909

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WWE Survivor Series

WWE

29,792

 

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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10/22/12-10/28/12

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 (July 9-15)

By Spencer Kitley

Home runs, knockouts and money in the bank sounds like a long series of sports clichés, but this week those clichés ruled the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings as Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby, a British boxing bout and a WWE pay-per-view event landed among the weekly top five.
 
ESPN’s live chat coverage of the 2012 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game was the top ranking event of the week. More than 100,000 viewers got social during the slugfest as ESPN’s David Kull, Eric Karabell, Jayson Stark and Matt Meyers provided live commentary throughout the event.
 
 
The highly-controversial British boxing match between David Haye and Dereck Chisora notched the No. 2 spot in the weekly rankings with more than 60,000 viewers joining Eurosport’s live chat for the match that saw Haye win via a fifth-round knockout.
 
 
The mixed martial arts UFC148 event claimed two spots in last week’s top –five, but Yahoo’s coverage of the middleweight championship bout between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen extended into this past Monday. The event drew almost 60,000 social TV viewers and landed at No. 3 this week.
 
Money in the Bank is always a popular match with WWE fans and on Sunday, July 15 almost 30,000 viewers got social during the MITB pay-per-view event to watch John Cena and Dolph Ziggler win their respective matches and a pair of championship title shots.
 
The final spot in the weekly CiL Social TV rankings was claimed by the Australian Football League for 16th round action of Australian rules football. Almost 20,000 viewers joined the conversation during the Sydney Swans route of the West Coast Eagles. 
 
*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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7/9/12-7/15/12

CoveritLive User

Viewers

1

MLB Home Run Derby Live

ESPN

100,930

2

Boxing: David Haye vs. Dereck Chisora

Eurosport

62,446

3

UFC 148

Yahoo

58,412

4

WWE Money in the Bank PPV

WWE

27,412

5

AFL R16 – West Coast Eagles vs. Sydney Swans

AFL.com

17,726

 

CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (June 11-17)

 

The last week in Social TV was blanketed by major sporting events that included the NBA Finals, The U.S. Open Golf Tournament and the NCAA Men’s College World Series, but no event was more prolific in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings than Euro 2012. For the second straight week the Euros have ruled the rankings, with Bild posting a dominating performance by hosting the top six CiL Social TV events of the week.

The German publisher attracted almost 3.5 million viewers to its six daily chats last week and averaged 580,000 viewers per-event.

Bild’s top performing chat was its Group B coverage that followed Portugal’s win over Denmark and Germany’s triumph over Netherlands on June 13 that attracted almost one million viewers. It’s coverage of the first round of Group D action topped the 750,000 viewer mark and its second round coverage of Group D and C action each broke the half million tally.

Domestically, ESPN posted the top Social TV event with its live coverage of the opening round of the U.S. Open that drew almost 70,000 viewers. SI.com/Golf.com’s live coverage of the first round also performed well with more than 63,000 viewers. The WWE’s live chat during its No Way Out pay-per-view event on Sunday, June 18 entertained more than 64,000 viewers to rank second among domestic Social TV 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

Euro 2012 Match Day 2 Group B (June 13)

Bild

952,638

2

Euro 2012 Match Day 1 Group D (June 11)

Bild

754,016

3

Euro 2012 Match Day 2 Group D (June 15)

Bild

554,485

4

Euro 2012 Match Day 2 Group C (June 14)

Bild

509,460

5

Euro 2012 Match Day 3 Group A (June 16)

Bild

401,532

6

Euro 2012 Match Day 2 Group A (June 12)

Bild

306,025

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ESPN US Open Round 1

ESPN

69,798

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WWE No Way Out LIVE

WWE

64,048

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US Open Round 1 Live Blog

SI.com/Golf.com

63,381

 

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