5.2 Million Watch Space Jump on TV

Baumgartner's fall sets ratings records for Velocity, Discovery Channel
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An average of 5.2 million viewers watched Felix
Baumgartner's historic space jump on Sunday on Discovery Channel and Velocity,
setting ratings marks for both networks.

Velocity's broadcast of Space
Jump Live
, which covered the Red Bull Stratos mission featuring
Baumgartner's record-breaking jump from 125,000 feet above the Earth turned in
the one-year-old network's most-watched telecast ever, attracting 991,000 total

It also set new high ratings marks for the channel,
including in households (0.73) and adults 25-54 (0.52). On Discovery, an
average of 4.21 million total viewers watched Baumgartner's jump from 1:35-2:22 p.m.,
making it the channel's highest-rated non-prime program ever

Baumgartner's jump aired live on TV in the U.S. exclusively on Velocity and
Discovery Channel. The live stream of the jump on YouTube's Red Bull
Channel drew 8 million viewers at its peak.