Netflix has revealed that The Last Dance, the docuseries co-produced with Disney’s ESPN, has been watched by almost 25 million non-US viewers.
The streamer, which normally is coy with its viewing figures, said that the 10-episode documentary about Michael Jordan’s career with the Chicago Bulls, has been watched by 23.8 million users outside of the US since its April 19 release. It’s worth noting that this doesn’t mean that 23.8 million viewers watched the entire series. Netflix classifies a view as a user watching the first two minutes of a single episode.
The Last Dance is the second breakout Netflix docu hit to launch since the coronavirus pandemic took hold all over the world. It follows the launch of Tiger King which reached 34.3 million unique viewers in the US in the 10 days following its launch on 20 March.
The series is available on Netflix outside of the US, with ESPN broadcasting the show in the country averaging 5.6 million viewers across all ten episodes. This made it the most-viewed documentary in the history of the network. It will head to Netflix in the US on July 19, with ABC re-airing two episodes a week over five weeks.