The run of success ESPN had with 30 for 30 films over the last two months came to a screeching halt on Sunday night. Long Gone Summer, the 30 for 30 about the 1998 Mark McGwire/Sammy Sosa home run chase, drew just 775,000 viewers, lower than any episode of The Last Dance (of course), Lance, and Be Water.
For the record, Be Water drew 906,000 viewers on June 7th, while Lance drew 857,000 on both ESPN and ESPN2 for Part 1 on May 24th and 796,000 viewers for Part 2 across ESPN and ESPN2 on May 31st. Every episode of The Last Dance drew at least 4. 9 million viewers.
If there is *some* good news for Long Gone Summer, it’s that the film did manage to outdraw several 30 for 30 films from 2019, including The Dominican Dream, Qualified, The Good, The Bad, The Hungry, and Chuck & Tito.
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