Michael Phelps’ ‘race’ vs. a shark sets Shark Week records

Michael Phelps late from rival swimming final year with a record 23 Olympic bullion medals. His latest float — if we can call it that — was also record-breaking.

Discovery Channel’s “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White,” in that a swimmer mislaid a competition to a computer-generated shark, and hurt a internet along a way, averaged some-more than 5 million sum viewers Sunday night, creation it a highest-rated Shark Week special ever opposite pivotal demographics.

The race, that kicked off Shark Week, also was a tip live- and on-demand-streaming day on Discovery Go. Overall, Discovery finished as a No. 1 basic-cable network in primary time Sunday night.

Phelps earnings to Discovery on Sunday for “Shark School with Michael Phelps,” in that he’ll assistance Doc Gruber and Tristan Guttridge of a Bimini Shark Lab diffuse misconceptions and misconceptions about sharks.

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