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Ratings: ABC's Tightrope Walker Stomps on Competition, Disney Flick Shines Fine

ABC SPECIAL - NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA, 6/15/12 - Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks across Niagara Falls from the US to the Canadian border, during a special night of MEGASTUNTS specials  on FRIDAY, JUNE 15 on the ABC Television Network.   (ABC/ DONNA SVENNEVIK)

ABC’s coverage of Nik Wallenda’s highwire walk over the precipice at Niagara Falls found very firm footing on Friday night, racing past all comers with an average of 8.7 million total viewers and a 2.1 rating while scoring a few superlatives along the way.

Opening the night for the Alphabet network, Countdown to Niagara: The Greatest Megastunts of All Time drew …READ MORE