NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”
June 19, 2015 – Vol. 59
Yahoo Sports – NBC Sports Digital Alliance Ranked No. 2 Among All Sports Digital Sites in May
NHL, Premier League, and Triple Crown horse racing live content contributed to the Yahoo Sports – NBC Sports Network digital alliance maintaining its No. 2 ranking among all sports digital sites in May, with 58.4 million uniques, up 4% versus the prior year, according to multiplatform data released by comScore.
NBC Sports Group’s digital properties delivered 35 million uniques, up 23% versus the prior year. In addition, Rotoworld delivered 2.8 million uniques in May, up 52% versus the prior year.
Stanley Cup Final Up 15% in Uniques and 68% Minutes Watched on NBC Sports Live Extra
As previously announced, the 2015 Stanley Cup Final delivered 700,000 uniques and nearly 55 million minutes, up 15% and 68%, respectively, vs. the 2014 Final, which featured the Rangers and Kings (606,000 & 32.5 million).
Game 6 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final ranked No. 1 in uniques (223,000) among all authenticated NHL games on NBC Sports Live Extra ever. The game peaked at 136,500 uniques in the 10 p.m. ET hour. Ending in regulation, the game ranked No. 3 all-time for NHL games on Live Extra, delivering 11.1 million minutes. Uniques and minutes were up 43% and 76%, respectively, vs. the previous Game 6 in 2013 between the Blackhawks and Bruins (156,000 & 6.3 million).
For the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs (88 games), the post-season delivered 1.833 million uniques and 252.4 million minutes, up 13% and 42%, respectively, vs. 2014 (91 games; 1.624 million & 178.0 million). Click here for more information.
NBC Sports Digital to Live Stream Friday’s PBC on NBC Weigh-Ins via Periscope
To bring fans closer to the action, NBC Sports Digital will use Periscope, a mobile application that allows users to stream live video via Twitter, to live stream the weigh-ins for this weekend’s Premier Boxing Champions on NBC card. Hosted by Kenny Rice, the @NBCSports Twitter handle will deliver coverage today at 6 p.m. ET, as the fighters weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Click here for more information.
The Blackhawks and Warriors are Back to Back Champs for CSN Chicago and CSN Bay Area
CSNChicago.com helped the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate their 3rd Stanley Cup championship in six seasons on Monday night. On Tuesday night, CSNBayArea.com was with the Golden State Warriors as they raised the NBA Championship trophy for the first time in 40 years. CSNChicago.com’s year over year site traffic during the Blackhawks season saw an increase of 73% in uniques and 57% in VOD clips. CSNBayArea.com’s site traffic during the Warriors season was up 128% in visits, 114% in page views and 190% in uniques compared to the 2013-14 season.
CSNChicago.com’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Parade in Chicago was made available on desktop and through NBC Sports Live Extra for mobile and tablet, with over 50,000 unique visitors and 2.7 million minutes watched. CSNBayArea.com’s live stream of the NBA Championship parade in Oakland will be available on desktop and NBC Sports Live Extra today at Noon ET.
ICYMI on NBC SportsWorld, NBC Sports Digital’s Long-Form Website
NBC Sports Films’ first project, Center of Attention: The Unreal Life of Derek Sanderson, a one-hour documentary that chronicles the remarkable life of former NHL star and two-time Stanley Cup Champion Derek Sanderson, is now available on NBC SportsWorld. Click here for a link to the film.
In addition, Joe Posnanski weighs in on the Royals being poised to have up to eight MLB All-Star Game starters due to fan voting. Click here for the long-form story on NBC SportsWorld.
Sterling Hitchcock offers his top analytical takeaways as to why the Blackhawks were able to hoist the Stanley Cup yet again. Click here.
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