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CoveritLive experiences inform and entertain more than 1.5 million NFL Draft viewers

In a year that has seen many CoveritLive experiences shine bright, the NFL Draft proved to be one of the brightest stars of 2014 to-date. In this week’s special NFL Draft edition of the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, the draft put up stats as impressive as those that Jadeveon Clowney, Blake Bortles and Sammy Watkins posted in their decorated collegiate careers.

The three-day event attracted coverage from NFL.com, NFL team sites, broadcasters, news organizations and fan sites. In total, just over 100 CiL experiences were hosted as 1.5 million viewers joined the social experiences to learn which players landed on their favorite teams.

Viewers that participated in the draft’s top-three live experiences engaged with the page for an average of 45 minutes per-visit.

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Case Study: Yahoo’s Fantasy Football experience

Check out what Yahoo Fantasy Sports is doing each and every week throughout the football season with its Fantasy Football Live implementation. CoveritLive integrates well into Yahoo’s dashboard experience, providing a moderated live chat and playing a key role in the dashboard by helping fantasy football enthusiasts with expert advice and important up-to-the-minute information.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Oct. 21-27, 2013)

The latest edition of the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings features an interesting array of domestic and international events from a variety of categories. A made-for-TV reality show from Germany joins a quartet of sporting events from around the globe in the week’s top five rankings.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Oct. 14-20, 2013)

Five American sporting events swept the top five spots last week in the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings. A pair of NFL game day implementations landed in the top five, while a specialty PGA event, collegiate football and live coverage of UFC 166 leapt into the fray.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (April 29-May 5)

The end of April and the first week of May saw a group of events from five different countries register solid events to fill out the top five in the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings. Live coverage of a marquee criminal appeal hearing, a pair of boxing matches, a reality television dance contest and a semifinal Champions League football match rounded out the stellar group to comprise the weekly top five.

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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (April 22-28)


After a one week hiatus, the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings are back and just in time for a monster week of second screen consumption. The 2013 NFL Draft headlined the weekly top-five claiming three spots, including the top two positions, while a tornado outbreak in the United States and a trial in Norway also captured viewer’s attention.

 

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CiL Feature Implementation: Yahoo Fantasy Football Now

By Spencer Kitley

Every Sunday throughout the 2012 National Football League season, CoveritLive plays a key role in helping fantasy football enthusiasts with expert advice and important up-to-the-minute information. Yahoo Sports’ weekly Fantasy Football Live dashboard experience incorporates an interactive fantasy live video stream with social media integration, statistics projections and the prominent use of CoveritLive for an additional chat with fantasy experts.

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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 sports events (Nov. 5-11)

By Spencer Kitley

This week, in lieu of the usual weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings, we bring you the top five CiL sporting events of the week. All five slots of the standard Social TV rankings were owned by United States Presidential election coverage and after blogging about that last Thursday we wanted to keep things fresh with a look at the top sports usage of the week in this special edition.

The NFL held a spot in the top three for eight straight weeks in the Social TV rankings with its Thursday Night Football Social TV dashboard and this week it topped the list of CoveritLive sports users.  This week’s game drew an audience of almost 40,000 viewers to the league’s Social TV coverage of the Colts vs. Jaguars.

Claiming the second spot among the week’s top sports users was ESPN’s 2012 College Hoops Draft. The draft pitted ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla, bracketologist Joe Lunardi and ESPN.com writers Eamonn Brennan and Myron Medcalf in a fantasy draft where each chose five starters, one reserve, a head coach and a venue.  The group offered commentary as each selection was made and more than 31,000 viewers joined the discussion.

After spending the last two weeks in the Social TV top five, the Chicago Bears land at No. 3 in this week’s sports rankings, drawing an audience of almost 25,000 to the team’s chat during its Sunday night showdown with the Houston Texans.

ESPN notched the fourth position as well with its Sunday morning ESPN Fantasy Football Surround experience. The Worldwide Leader in Sports provides a live video stream and a live chat that accompany their original fantasy programming on ESPN2. The week 10 fantasy chat drew an audience of almost 25,000 viewers.

Capturing the final spot among the week’s top sports users was Yahoo Sports for its Fantasy Football Live implementation. Yahoo’s team of experts takes viewer questions on its live video feed as well as in its live chat that entertained and educated more than 22,000 viewers.

*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: Colts vs. Jaguars

NFL

38,555

2

ESPN 2012 College Hoops Draft

ESPN

31,563

3

NFL: Chicago Bears vs. Houston Texans

NFL (Chicago Bears)

24,385

4

ESPN Fantasy Football Now Week 10

ESPN

24,274

5

Fantasy Football Live: Week 10

Yahoo

22,542

 

 

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