During President Obama’s inauguration, CNN.com provided a social viewing experience to
over 13M online viewers who, using Facebook, watched, debated, and EXPERIENCED
the inauguration together.
Source: CNN, January, 2009
During the 2009 Oscars, more than 100,000 Twitter messages were sent that
commented on the awards as they were being handed out.
Source: Nielsen/MediaWeek, April 2009
AS CONNECTED PARTICIPANTS.
30-50% of NFL viewers are watching games in two-screen environments:
Watching TV with a laptop in front of them - participating in games and fantasy leagues
Source: Joe Ferreira , VP CBS Sports, 2006
Viewers are increasingly
leaning forward, and
socially engaging on
other devices while they
This is known as
31% of adult TV consumption is during a media blur situation.
(Simultaneous use of multiple media platforms at once)
Source: Ball State Center for Media Design, 2007
Viewers who engage socially watch longer, don t ad skip, and
longer don’t skip
have higher sponsor recall.
makes TV content
Socially engaged viewers watch TV programming 2x to 3x longer.
Source: LiveHive Systems – NanoGaming Case Studies, 2009
Social Engagement means
viewers interacting with the
show, and with each other.
It’s a good thing.
LiveHive is the social
engagement leader providing
best-in-class technology to
drive social engagement for
major broadcasters and
LiveHive’s technology doesn’t just create social engagement,
it lets us measure it in real-time.
LiveHive has measured social engagement from over 1 million TV viewers.
This is the largest audience data set compiled for measuring social engagement with TV.
In August 2009, Liv Hiv
A t 2009 LiveHive
released the first data from the
S i l Engagement Index. I d
The Index tracks social engagement
for viewers across 60+ shows via
our partner offerings and our own
tvClickr Facebook community.
LiveHive’s tvClickr Facebook Application is the largest online community of socially
engaged TV viewers – providing access to the viewing habits of over 700,000 viewers.
Results: Top 10 Socially Engaging Shows in 2009
1 One Tree Hill 24.3
2. 90210 14.1
3. Jon and Kate + 8 8.2
4. Desperate Housewives
7.0 The Index scores are normalized to adjust for TV
5. So You Think You Can Dance audience size.
6. Hells Kitchen 4.8
What the scores effectively represent, is the
likelihood of a show’s audience to lean forward
7. House 4.4
and become socially engaged in what they’re
watching An audience that is socially engaged is
8. Lost more valuable to networks and advertisers.
9. NCIS Lean forward activity that we measure includes:
n Chat Playing real-time trivia
l in re l i e rivi
3.1 Twitter games sync’d to the show
Status Updates Real-time viewer polls
Socially engaged viewers in the Index typically interacted, with the show or each other, every 90
seconds during the episode – LiveHive measures every such interaction - creating a dataset with far
more detailed engagement information than can be achieved via real-time search engines.
Why did One Tree Hill Dominate
in Social Engagement?
A story format well suited to active social discussion and interaction
A demographic that gravitates to multi-platform media consumption
A well established footprint in social media channels
Season Finale (May 19)
In‐Episode Social Interaction Rate
In Episode Social Interaction Rate
Shown here is an example
er Engaged V
of the in-episode tracking
of social activity that
the Social Engagement
Index is based on.
0 10 20 30 40 50 60
Time into Broadcast
Social Engagement Index measures the
Engagement of P i i i
Conv ntional social m dia tracking tools measure the
media m asur th
Engagement of Referral.
Social media tools that track blog posts, video views, and site visits typically
Gather most of their usage data the day After a show airs.
“The day after” is interesting, but doesn’t Measure how engaged
an audience was while they watched.
This is what matters to advertisers.
Viewers socially engaged using LiveHive’s technology have proven to channel surf during
commercials at 38% the rate of conventional viewers.