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'Skywire' tightrope walk breaks ratings record

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Discovery’s tightrope-walking stunt not only made history, it also broke a few of the network’s ratings records.

Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda averaged 8.5 million viewers Sunday night across the show’s two-and-a-half hours. The live coverage peaked with 13 million viewers during the walk segment (from 9:10 to 10:20 p.m. ET).

The Grand Canyon crossing marked Discovery’s highest-rated live event ever in all key demos, and was the network’s top-rated special in 13 years (since Walking With Dinosaurs and Raising the Mammoth).

For those who missed it, Wallenda became the first person to ever successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. Watch for yourself below:
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Nik Wallenda's live tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon doesn't make him a daredevil -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

On June 23, high wire artist Nik Wallenda will do a tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon live on Discovery — without a safety net or tether. Below, we have an exclusive first look at a bio video in which Wallenda explains why he doesn’t consider himself a daredevil (he started walking the wire when he was 2) and drops some words to live by (“Fear is choice; danger is real…. you can decide if you’re scared of something or not” ). If just seeing him sit on the ground with his feet dangling over the edge makes you a bit queasy, imagine what you’ll be feeling next month. READ FULL STORY

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