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"Roll Tide/War Eagle" Has Top Audience Among ESPN Fall Slate Of Documentaries

ESPN Films wrapped up its fall slate of documentaries last week with “Roll Tide/War Eagle,” a film about the Alabama-Auburn football rivalry. The telecast averaged 1.7 million viewers on Nov. 8, marking the most-viewed of the fall films. In the context of “30 for 30” broadcasts, “Roll Tide/War Eagle” would have ranked fifth overall in viewership. The film also continues a trend of strong audiences for ESPN’s college sports documentaries. “The Fab Five” remains the most-viewed ESPN doc with 2.7 million viewers last March, followed by “Pony Excess” last December (2.5 million viewers), “The U” in December ‘09 (2.4 million viewers) and “The Best That Never Was” in November ‘10 (2.2 million viewers).
ESPN FILMS: FALL SLATE OF DOCUMENTARIES
PREMIERE
FILM
RATING
VIEWERS (000)
11/8
"Roll Tide/War Eagle"
1.2
1,698
10/25
"The Real Rocky"
1.0
1,386
9/27
"Catching Hell"
1.0
1,379
11/1
"Unguarded"
1.0
1,377
10/11
"The Dotted Line"
0.6
810
10/18
"Charismatic"
0.5
672
10/4
"Renee"
0.4
508
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