The Last Dance

'The Last Dance' becomes most-viewed documentary in ESPN history after blockbuster premiere

The highly-anticipated release of The Last Dance had NBA fans around the world excited and the first two episodes more than lived up to the hype.

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Episodes 1 & 2 of the 10-part documentary, averaged 6.1 million viewers in the US, per ESPN, making it the most-viewed ESPN documentary content ever.

The 2012 release of You Don't Know Bo: The Legend of Bo Jackson was previously the most-watched ESPN documentary, which drew 3.6 million viewers for its premiere.

The premiere dominated the conversation on social media as well, with documentary the #1 trending topic on Twitter and at one point 25 of the 30 trending topics were all related to The Last Dance.

The Last Dance takes an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the Chicago Bulls' 1997/98 season, chronicling their journey towards their sixth NBA title and second three-peat, featuring thousands of hours of unreleased footage, and interviews with players, coaches, media and team personnel.

Episodes 3 & 4 will air in Canada on Sunday, April 26 on ESPN.

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