Michael Phelps’ shark competition yields record ratings for Discovery …

Five million viewers tuned it to see Olympics champion Michael Phelps racing digital sharks on Jul 23, according to a Discovery Channel.

The Shark Week episode, patrician “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White,” showed a Olympian racing opposite a computer-simulated hammerhead, embankment shark and good white. He wore a special wetsuit and a monofin, a far-reaching fin that fit both feet.

The part helped a Discovery Channel turn that night’s most-watched simple wire network. The uncover also reportedly strike new highs with viewers ages 25-54 and women ages 18-49 and 25-54.

The uncover also featured Miami shark consultant Neil Hammerschlag education Phelps on a fish and assisting to figure out competition times formed on a swimming speed of sharks.

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