Basketball Forever dominates Q1 with over 30 million social engagements, record audience growth

Forever Network’s social-first basketball channel Basketball Forever has once again taken top spot in Shareablee’s Australian publishers leaderboard for Q1 2019, driving more than 30m social engagements, 87m video views and over 1.9m shares.

Basketball Forever is the world’s leading basketball media channel on social, with over 80m fans turning to us every month for all things hoops, both on and off the court.

Across more than 3,000 pieces of unique content, Basketball Forever’s 1.9m shares represented a 19% year on year growth.

Instagram followers grew at a record 22.9% quarter on quarter, as the channel delivered over 40m video views in Q1. Average views per video on Instagram has grown 4x year on year.

Take a look back at some of the top moments from Q1:

#1 — ZION WILLIAMSON

The basketball world has become obsessed with Zion Williamson’s unprecedented combination of size and athleticism.

So it was no surprise that our followers couldn’t get enough of Zion’s impossible block against Virginia.

  • Over 6m people reached
  • Over 1.9m post interactions, representing an engagement rate of 31.6%.
  • 125,390 Likes/reactions
  • 69,230 Shares
  • 16,276 Comments

#2 — ANTHONY DAVIS

Anthony Davis was the biggest star who could conceivably become available mid-season.

And when he asked out of New Orleans in January, everyone lost their minds.

  • Over 3.7m people reached
  • Over 872k post interactions, representing an engagement rate of 23.5%.
  • 86,391 Likes/reactions
  • 34,226 Shares
  • 20,242 Comments

#3 — PORZINGIS JOINS DIRK AND LUKA IN DALLAS

When the Dallas Mavericks paired Luka Doncic with Dirk Nowitzki, they suddenly had two European superstars.

Then when they added Latvian sensation Kristaps Porzingis, they somehow had three.

  • Over 2.6m people reached
  • Over 673k post interactions, representing an engagement rate of 25%.
  • 139,367 Likes/reactions
  • 24,005 Shares
  • 5,081 Comments

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