Nik and Lijana Wallenda’s 2012 special on ABC, “Megastunts: Highwire Over Niagara Falls – Live,” earned a 2.5 rating and 10.260 million total viewers. That one aired on Friday, June 15 from 9-11 p.m.
His “Skywire Live” walk over the Grand Canyon in 2013 was on Discovery Channel.
But Sunday night, as a beautiful first weekend of summer ended, ABC’s “Highwire Live in Times Square With Nik Wallenda” posted a 0.8 TV rating and 5.2 million viewers.
TV is over ?
…a life almost was, if you believe the hype..
Nik Wallenda says he “freaked” out when his balancing pole slipped during a high-wire walk with his sister above New York’s Times Square.
“My pole started to slide down,” he said, adding that he briefly lost his grip. “It freaked me out for a second” — though his voice and facial expression remained outwardly calm during riveting close-ups shown on television.