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Friday, September 26th, 2014
DIGITAL “BYTES:” RYDER CUP IS BIGGEST STREAMED EVENT IN GOLF CHANNEL HISTORY
NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”
September 26, 2014 – Vol. 37
Ryder Cup Is Biggest Streamed Event in Golf Channel History
Golf Channel Digital’s coverage ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland is on pace for its best Ryder Cup week to-date. Through Thursday, GolfChannel.com garnered 800,000 uniques, up 137% vs. 2012, up 283% vs. 2010. Golf Channel Mobile recorded more than 140,000 uniques, up 44% vs. 2012.
Ryder Cup Day One is Golf Live Extra’s single biggest live stream ever of any round of golf airing exclusively on Golf Channel with more than 165,000 live starts and almost 8 million minutes streamed. Golf Live Extra streaming of Golf Channel’s first-ever coverage of the Ryder Cup matches surpassed live starts of Friday of the 2013 Presidents Cup by almost 45%. Users doubled the amount of minutes streamed compared to the Presidents Cup last fall (4.1 million Day One, 3.6 million Day Two).
Premier League Delivers Best Sunday Live Stream
NBC Sports Digital’s Premier League streaming this past Sunday delivered its best Sunday ever for Premier League with 5.2 million minutes watched, up 24% vs. the previous record, which occurred on Premier League’s Championship Sunday, May 22, with 4.2 million minutes watched.
Formula 1 Grand Prix of Singapore Is Best Authenticated F1 Race Ever
Last weekend’s Formula 1 Grand Prix of Singapore is the best authenticated F1 race ever with 11,222 uniques, according to Adobe Reports & Analytics, up 18% from the previous best for the Belgium Grand Prix (9,471) earlier this season.
Rotoworld Sets Numerous Single-Day Bests for the Month of September
Rotoworld delivered numerous single-day bests during NFL Kickoff week. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, Rotoworld set its single-day record for page views with 6.5 million. Five days later, on Sunday, Sunday, Sept. 7, Rotoworld recorded a single-day best 652,000 uniques.
Getting Social with the NBC Sports Regional Networks
The NBC Sports Regional Networks have their finger on the pulse of social media. The newly redesigned NFL “Team Pulse” pages have launched a one-stop destination for 49ers, Bears, Raiders,Redskins, Ravens, Eagles and Patriots trending topics, player buzz and expert insights. In Chicago, CSN teamed with the Cubs for the first-ever #CubsSocial broadcast, generating 1 million impressions, 23,000 engagements and, per Nielsen, a 10% increased HH rating vs. season average. CSNPhilly.com teamed up with a local pub and restaurant with a unique social sponsorship integrating #PJGameDay during the broadcast to encourage fans to share their game day experience at the restaurants. .
Around the Web on NBC Sports Digital
NBC Sports’ Bob Costas gives his take on the final days of Derek Jeter’s career. Costas discusses how Jeter’s persona and unique environment propelled the Yankee captain into the legion of baseball’s all-time greats. Click here. NBC Sports.com’s Joe Posnanski shares his favorite Derek Jeter story here.
ProSoccerTalk has all the storylines heading into this weekend, especially the Merseyside Derby, where Everton faces Liverpool (click here). What’s gone wrong with Everton this season? PST breaks it down here.
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