ABC To Air ‘The Last Dance’ Starting Saturday

The hit Michael Jordan docuseries will re-air episodes each week on ABC starting this Saturday. Just like its original run on ESPN, the series will air two weekly episodes.

Michael Jordan Produced A Winner For ESPN

ESPN shot up a documentary that it believed would score big with audiences. How did it work out? In the words of ESPN NBA announcer Mike Breen: “Bang!” The Last Dance — ESPN’s 10-part documentary about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls — was a smashing success for the network. It was critically acclaimed, generally adored by sports fans if Twitter is the judge and a ratings success. The original airings of all 10 episodes averaged 5.6 million viewers, making The Last Dance the most-watched documentary ever on ESPN.

Big Ratings For ESPN’s Michael Jordan Doc

The opening two hours of ESPN’s docuseries The Last Dance, which chronicles Jordan’s career, fame and legacy while focusing on the 1997-98 NBA season, averaged 6.1 million viewers Sunday on ESPN and ESPN2. The two episodes are the most-watched ever for ESPN documentary content — and in a sports-starved landscape, outdrew nearly every live NBA game this season.