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The Fab Five Is A Slam Dunk For ESPN Films

ESPN’s The Fab Five earned a 2.1 rating, making it the network’s highest rated documentary to date, according to the Nielsen Company.

The two-hour look at the University of Michigan basketball team of the early 1990s was seen by an average of 2,088,000 households and 2,746,000 viewers (P2+).

The Fab Five topped Pony Exce$$ and The U, which both posted a 1.8 rating.

The Fab Five captured the essence of the ESPN Films’ mission as we launch a new series of documentaries following the excellence established by the acclaimed ’30 for 30′ initiative,” said Keith Clinkscales, ESPN senior vice president, ESPN Enterprises. “Our director Jason Hehir, capably worked with our own Jalen Rose and Executive producer Connor Schell‘s team to deliver an unfiltered look at the team that changed college basketball forever.”

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