In May 2012 Tuitele introduced for the very first time in Spain the measurement of Social TV. A new way of watching and enjoying TV was emerging among Spanish viewers, whom are shifting gradually from being passive viewers to become active viewers, social viewers who watch TV with their smartphones and tablets in their hands, tweeting and posting about a TV show whilst watching it, looking for other viewers’ comments, visiting the show’s profile on a social network or an advertiser’s web site.
TV ratings and Social TV analytics do not measure the same things; people meters measure how many viewers are watching a given show, whilst Social TV analytics measure what part of those viewers interact with the TV show through social networks, analysing their engagement, opinions and feelings about the TV show. Because of that, the relationship between TV ratings and Social TV analytics depends on the show, its genre, target, topics, etc.
Through Social TV analytics, Tuitele brings to TV networks and producers, agencies and advertisers a new way to analyse TV audience. Since the birth of Tuitele, close to 4 million Spaniards have tweeted about a TV show while on air. Social TV in Spain has experienced an outstanding growth, from 600,000 social viewers in September 2012 to 1.5 million in June 2013.
With this report, we aim to show the current picture of Social TV in Spain through the analysis of the first complete TV season with Social TV analytics available, both about TV shows and TV advertising.