Michael Jordan Doc “The Last Dance” Garners 5.8M Viewers

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The ESPN documentary series, The Last Dance, continues to draw in massive audiences, averaging 5.8 million viewers across the premieres of its first six episodes.

The series is a miniseries focusing on the 1997–98 Chicago Bulls. It was filmed by a crew that had an all-access pass to the Bulls during the National Basketball Association season, which culminated in the team winning their fifth NBA championship and a three-peat.

The film’s viewership is 62% more than the next-closest documentary debut on ESPN (You Don’t Know Bo in 2012). On Sunday, May 3rd, Episodes 5 and 6 averaged 5.5 million viewers across ESPN & ESPN2 from 9-11 p.m. ET, with episode 5 (9-10 p.m.) averaging 5.8 million viewers and episode 6 (10-11 p.m.) averaging 5.2 million viewers, based on initial Nielsen reporting.

As part of its overall audience, the documentary continues to be consumed by the 18-49 demo in a significant manner. Among adults 18-49, episodes 5 and 6 averaged 2.9 million viewers, with episode 5 averaging 3.1 million viewers and episode 6 averaging 2.8 million viewers.