Spike is celebrating record ratings for a high-profile documentary. The cable network announced today that “I Am Chris Farley,” which aired Monday, Aug. 10, is the most-watched documentary in Spike’s history.
With three-day playback, the two-hour tribute to the comedian delivered 1.5 million total viewers.
Said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Specials, Spike TV: “The record ratings are a testament to this incredible film that was the definitive look at the hilarious yet complicated life of one of our generation’s most beloved comedic voices. We were thrilled to partner with Derik Murray’s Network Entertainment and Kevin Farley to create such a wonderful tribute to such an unforgettable personality.”
Derik Murray directed and produced the project, with Brent Hodge co-directing.
“’I Am Chris Farley’ drew a 1.0 rating with Adults 18-49, also the highest for a Spike documentary and further evidence of Spike’s shift to attract a more gender-balanced audience,” the network noted in its announcement. “Recently, Spike delivered an average of 2.5 million viewers for its event series ‘Tut.’”