NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”
May 14, 2015 – Vol. 57
New York Rangers-Washington Capitals Ranks as Best-Ever NBCSN NHL Game on NBC Sports Live Extra
With 151,000 uniques and 8.2 million minutes watched, last night’s Game 7, featuring the New York Rangers overtime victory against the Washington Capitals, ranks as NBC Sports Live Extra’s best NHL stream ever for an NBCSN game (or any other cable channel). It is also the best ever for NBC Sports Live Extra for any game, excluding the Stanley Cup Finals, and ranks as Live Extra’s fourth-most consumed NHL game ever (behind three Stanley Cup Final contests).
To date, the Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC Sports Live Extra have totaled 940,000 uniques and 123 million minutes watched, up 4% and up 17%, respectively, versus the comparable period in 2014.
Yahoo Sports – NBC Sports Network Digital Alliance Ranked No. 2 Among All Sports Digital Sites in April
NHL Stanley Cup Playoff and Premier League live content contributed to the Yahoo Sports – NBC Sports Network digital alliance delivering 57.3 million uniques in April, ranking No. 2 among all sports digital sites, and 2.7 billion minutes, up 3% and 22%, respectively, versus the prior year, according to multiplatform data released by comScore.
Rotoworld Introduces Updated MLB Lineups
On Monday, May 18, Rotoworld will introduce MLB lineups that are updated shortly after their release and in advance of each game’s start, including FanDuel salaries and daily price changes. The updates will help streamline the process of setting a lineup for season-long fantasy baseball team owners and FanDuel players.
GolfAdvisor.com Continuing Momentum After Dramatic PLAYERS Championship Finish
Golf Channel’s course review platform, GolfAdvisor.com, the game’s leading review and recommendation website by golfers, for golfers, saw a 20% spike in weekly traffic during PLAYERS Championship week. Riding the excitement of one of the most compelling tournaments so far this year, activity on GolfAdvisor.com during the week of May 4 was up for both unique visits and page views over the previous week, which included increases via tablets (+19% / +39%) and mobile devices (+28% / +39%).
This growth follows the best month ever for GolfAdvisor.com in April. Both unique visitors and page views during the month surpassed the previous records – March 2015 and July 2014, respectively – by 15%. Those key metrics also increased more than 500% year over year.
GolfAdvisor.com features more than 370,000 golf course reviews of more than 9,000 courses around the world to date.
Behind-The-Scenes Look at Larry Collmus’ Call Of 2015 Kentucky Derby
Click here for a behind-the-scenes look at Larry Collmus’ call of American Pharoah’s down-to-the-wire victory in the 2015 Kentucky Derby. The camera focuses strictly on Collmus during his entire 2-plus minute call. A portion of the call will be shown on the telecast of the 140th Preakness Stakes this Saturday, May 16 at 4:30 PM ET on NBC.
ICYMI on NBC SportsWorld, NBC Sports Digital’s Long-Form Website
Joe Posnanski outlines the heartbreak of being a fan of a team in a major postseason drought coming out of last night’s gut-wrenching loss for the Washington Capitals. Click here for the long-form story on NBC SportsWorld.
In a video on NBC SportsWorld, Posnanski discusses the NFL’s decision on Tom Brady’s role in “Deflategate.” Click here for a link to the video.
Posnanski takes a closer look at the Cleveland Cavaliers and who’s really running the show there, the coach or the King? Click here for the long-form story on NBC SportsWorld.
Intelligent Hockey‘s Sam Hitchcock analyzes the West finals in the NHL and breaks down who has the edge between the Ducks and the Blackhawks. Click here for the long-form story on NBC SportsWorld.
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