Please wait while we process your request.
Please wait while we process your request
Please wait while we retrieve the user's information
Your bio is currently empty. Now is a great time to fill in your profile.
This profile is private.
This profile is only shared with friends.
This profile is under review.
We were unable to request friendship with this user.
We were unable to request friendship with this user. Are you logged in?
Your friendship request has been sent to this user.
We were unable to terminate friendship with this user.
We were unable to terminate friendship with this user. Are you logged in?
You are no longer friends with this user.
We were unable to ignore this user.
We were unable to ignore this user. Are you logged in?
This user is now ignored.
We were unable to stop ignoring this user.
We were unable to stop ignoring this user. Are you logged in?
This user is no longer ignored.
We encountered a problem recommending this user.
You have recommended this user.
This blog post is hidden because you have chosen to ignore SpencerKitley. Show Details
This blog post is hidden because you have submitted an abuse report against it. Show Details
CoveritLive Weekly: Top five social TV events (Oct. 8-15)
10/15/2012, 6:01 PM
By Spencer Kitley
It took a man falling from space and a heated vice presidential debate to knock the NFL from the top two spots for the first time in four weeks as two monster events gave the weekly CoveritLive Social TV rankings a new look at the top of the chart.
Swedish publisher, Aftonbladet grabbed the top spot in the weekly rankings with its coverage of Austrian skydiver and daredevil, Felix Baumgartner’s world skydiving record. In excess of 280,000 viewers tuned in to watch Baumgartner’ 128,000-foot jump from the stratosphere.
The No. 2 position in this week’s rankings went to Yahoo News for its Social TV coverage of the 2012 United States Vice Presidential debate. The war of words between Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan attracted an audience of almost 170,000 viewers on Oct. 11.
The NFL remained in the top three for the fifth-straight week with its very popular Thursday Night Football live chat. This week’s event entertained more than 65,000 viewers as the Tennessee Titans recorded an upset victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Yahoo Brazil made its second-ever appearance in the weekly rankings after drawing almost 50,000 viewers to its live coverage of Brazilan Anderson Silva’s first-round win over American Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153.
The final spot in the weekly rankings went to Yahoo Southeast Asia for its Social TV coverage of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 75 Finals. The second game of the collegiate men’s basketball finals engaged more than 36,000 viewers as Ateneo downed the University of Santo Tomas to claim the title.
*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.
Tags: SocialTV , Social_TV , NFL , Thursday_Night_Football , ESPN , VP_Debate , Vice_Presidential_Debate , UFC153 , Silva , Bonnar , UAAP , Yahoo , Aftonbladet , Baumgartner
We're sorry, we were unable to record your recommendation at this time.
We're sorry. We are unable to delete this blog post at this time.
We're sorry. We are unable to block this blog post at this time.
We're sorry. We are unable to unblock this blog post at this time.
Please wait while we file your abuse report.
We're sorry. We were unable to report abuse at this time.
We limit the number of reactions an individual user can submit over a given period for quality reasons. You have currently reached that limit. Please try resubmitting your abuse report again later.
Comment is too long. Enter 500 characters or less.Send Cancel
Please wait while we send the email.
You may send this to 5 e-mail addresses. Please separate each address with a space.
You'll be hearing from us soon.
CoveritLive is the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.