Champs Again: "The U" Highest Rated Documentary In ESPN History

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Champs Again:
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If ESPN had their way, they'd resurrect the 1980's Hurricanes and stick'em on prime time year-round. Variety is reporting today that ESPN's latest "30 for 30" series installment, The U, drew in a record-setting 2.3 million viewers Saturday night, shattering the previous record of 1.8 million held by The Greatest Game, a documentary on the 1958 NFL Championship game.

Miami has a long history of drawing big TV numbers, especially in the regular season, where they have played in half of ESPN's top rated NCAA games and 4 of the top 7 most watched games. With the immediate success of the documentary, it'll be interesting to see how ESPN capitalizes on the Hurricanes' popularity --and infamy-- next season.

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