11:07am PT by Michael O'Connell
Discovery Schedules 'Skywire' Follow-Up With Nik Wallenda Interview
Discovery Channel is angling to get a little more mileage from Sunday's Skywire Live.
The live telecast of Nik Wallenda crossing the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, which brought in record ratings for the cable network, will get a follow-up special: Nik Talks the Walk. The interview special also will include the daredevil's commentary on all 22 minutes and 54 seconds of his big stunt.
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"Wallenda will watch the historic event from start to finish for the first time and provide a step by step account of what he was thinking and experiencing physically with each movement," reads a statement from Discovery. "This special presentation will give viewers insight into one of the most talked about events of the year."
Skywire Live proved a massive hit for Discovery. Topping all broadcasts for the day and swelling to nearly 13 million viewers during the walk, the two-plus-hour coverage averaged 8.5 million viewers.
Nik Talks the Walk is set to premiere Sunday at 8 p.m.