The first pitch of Major League Baseball’s 2013 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox will be thrown in Boston’s Fenway Park Wednesday night, but when it comes to likes and people talking about this on Facebook, Red Sox Nation is enjoying a sweep, according to sister site PageData.
The National Hockey League drops the puck on its 2013-14 season with three games Tuesday night, but which teams had the most momentum in terms of Facebook likes and people talking about this in the week leading up to opening night? Sister site PageData has the answers.
The Denver Broncos kicked off the 2013 National Football League season Thursday night with a resounding 49-27 throttling of the visiting Baltimore Ravens. According to sister site PageData, the Broncos excelled on Facebook in the past seven days, as well, picking up 16,723 likes to lead the NFL, and seeing its people talking about this total rise by 73,556, good for a third-place finish.
Big movies love to market through Facebook, and Facebook page statistics give an accurate view of what’s going on at the box office. CitizenNet recently released a comprehensive study, finding that Facebook behavior is correlated to box-office returns, but at a cost: More than 75 percent of all impressions of non-franchise film content on Facebook are sponsored.
The National Basketball Association Finals tipped off Thursday night, with the San Antonio Spurs shocking the Miami Heat and taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. However, according to sister site PageData’s analysis of the two clubs’ Facebook pages, the defending champions, the Heat, win in a landslide.
Major League Baseball recently had its geographical rivalry week, where teams played interleague series against their closest foes. The New York Yankees took on the New York Mets, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim battled it out, as did the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants. We know how the teams did on the field, but who won the rivalry battles on Facebook? We dug through PageData numbers to find out.
And then, there were three: The San Antonio Spurs are the National Basketball Association’s 2012-13 Western Conference champions, having swept the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Spurs now await the winner of the Eastern Conference finals, in which the Miami Heat hold a three games to two lead over the Indiana Pacers. But who were this past week’s big winners in the NBA in terms of likes added and gains in people talking about this? Sister site PageData has the answers.
The National Basketball Association is down to its final four teams, with the San Antonio Spurs holding a two games to none lead over the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals, while the defending champions, the Miami Heat, lead the Indiana Pacers one game to none in the Eastern Conference finals. According to sister site PageData, the Heat remain the Facebook favorites, as well.
Wembley Stadium in London will host Saturday’s all-German 2013 UEFA Champions League Final between favorite FC Bayern Munich and underdog Borussia Dortmund, and according to sister site PageData, Bayern Munich is the favorite on Facebook, as well as on the pitch.
While eight National Hockey League teams remain in the hunt for the Stanley Cup, the clubs are also battling it out on Facebook. Fans all over the world flock to the teams’ Facebook pages for scoring updates, photos, and other updates throughout the playoffs. Using PageData statistics, let’s take a look at who has been winning the matchups in the second round of the playoffs, both on the ice and on the social network.