The Last Dance is now as popular as world-famous shows like Friends. This was revealed by a study done on the Michael Jordan doc-series.
The Last Dance serialized some of the most popular unreleased Michael Jordan footage in human storage. It placed MJ squarely on top of most people’s sporting GOAT lists, and with good reason.
There may have been players who’ve impacted their own games, but no single player can claim to rival MJ’s influence. At the peak of his powers, Michael Jordan was a brand name known to practically every American.
Michael Jordan dunking from the free throw line…in jeans?!?
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Jordan’s fadeaway shots, mid-range pullups, breakaway transition dunks and posterizers were all the stuff of legend. There was a reason that MJ was marketed as much as he was – His Airness married grace to power and skill in a fashion hitherto unseen.
Some of the stuff that MJ did was copied by every generation of ball players after him. His fadeaway jumper is now a must for every superstar in the league to have. If you don’t have a well-practiced fadeaway jumper, most viewers wouldn’t call you a star player.
The Last Dance, based on Michael Jordan, is now as viewed as ‘Friends’
Its been nearly a year since the final episode of The Last Dance was released to the American public on ESPN. But it continues to wow and educate viewers across the world, and with good reason.
There are few documentary series which give us an inside look at our sporting heroes in this fashion. Even fewer are those that deal with topics as fascinating as the life and times of Michael Jordan. Bloomberg reports that:
“The Last Dance” was one of the 20 most in-demand shows in the world this week, according to Parrot Analytics, a research firm that tracks audience interest using data that includes social-media conversations and piracy. The show is even more popular in the U.S., where it ranked as 11th this week.
The 1990s were a tumultuous period, both in human and in sporting history. A documentary series based on that time frame was always likely to attract the boomer and millennial demographics. The newly-released ‘Tiger King’ was outpaced by ‘The Last Dance’ although the latter has been in circulation for over a year.