Ratings: ESPN's O.J.: Made in America Gets Strong Start With ABC Kickoff

ABC’s launch of ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 documentary, O.J.: Made in America, easily led a quiet Saturday night with a 0.9 demo rating (per the fine folks at TVByTheNumbers).

With 3.6 million total viewers, the special ABC kickoff appears to be the second-most watched 30 for 30 outing ever, trailing only a December 2012 profile of Bo Jackson.

CBS’ 48 Hours, with 4 million total viewers and a 0.6 rating, drew broadcast-TV’s largest Saturday audience, while tying an American Ninja Warrior rerun for No. 2 in the demo.

O.J.: Made in America resumes Tuesday at 9/8c on ESPN, with Part 2 of 5.


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  1. David4 says:

    Nothing is more American then murder.

  2. Sarah says:

    Who are the idiots watch this garbage?? Murder = entertainment to you morons. No wonder people keep getting slaughtered in this brain dead country!

    • David4 says:

      Please don’t make fun of the brain dead. They have more intelligence than a grand amount of the USA.

    • Lauren says:

      This documentary so far has been a great thinkpiece about race, politics and the influence of sports on race relations in our country. It’s been very thought provoking so maybe at off the “idiots” if you haven’t seen it.

    • liame says:

      Idiot #1 right here! It’s interesting, thought provoking and knowledgeable. I don’t live in a bubble. I’m intrigued by past and present crimes because in today’s society you never know what type of person you will encounter. People smile, laugh and pretend to be something they’re not everyday. Dateline, 48 hours and those other investigative shows provide you with life saving information, I don’t watch those shows for entertainment, I watch to educate myself.

  3. TVLineCommentator says:

    very profound commentary on race in America

    Ezra Edelman just put himself on the map with this…no title cards, no voice over/narration…substance of the interviews driving the storytelling

  4. Michelle says:

    As an Academy member I watch programs that, a times, I question the value of. This is one of those times. The obsession over this egotistical, sports jock is almost as disturbing as the murders he committed. This man is not worthy of a TV special, a TV movie, a Limited Series, or anymore recognition. ABC should be ashamed of themselves. Yes, I know, to those who believe that because he was acquitted, that he’s not guilty — well, let’s just say this……he has never been punished for his crimes, or – has he.