After how dominant the ratings and viewership for Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda proved to be last Sunday, Discovery Channel would naturally be looking for any way they could to further capitalize on interest in wire-walker Nik Wallenda’s successful walk across a portion of the Grand Canyon, which enthralled viewers and had social media buzzing. They have found it with Skywire: Nik Talks the Walk, a new special premiering Sunday, June 30, at 8pm ET/PT on Discovery.
In Skywire: Nik Talks the Walk, Nik Wallenda will watch his historic walk 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. If you were wondering what was going through Wallenda’s mind, and if he ever had moments of doubt, this special may give you some answers.
Wallenda walked about 1,400 feet across a portion of Grand Canyon in Navajo Nation, at a height of 1,500 feet — without using a tether or net. The original Skywire special drew in about 13 million viewers at the time of the actual walk, and the two-hour program ranked as the No. 1 show in all of television, cable and broadcast, last weekend in total viewers and across key demos, per Discovery.
Skywire: Nik Talks the Walk premieres June 30 at 8pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
Nik Wallenda after his Skywire walk: © 2013 Discovery Communications. Credit: Tiffany Brown/AP Images