The Discovery Network stunt special drew millions of viewers
Nik Wallenda succssfully completed his tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon on Sunday.
It took Wallenda about 22 minutes to complete the walk, 1,500 feet above the earth and sans safety harness. According to Discovery, 1.5 million people watched the stunt on the Discovery.com livestream. Millions more are estimated to have watched the television version.
Seven hundred thousand tweets (40,000 a minute at its peak) went out. Some of Hollywood and media's notable names were among them. Here's what they had to say:
This guy is effing nuts!!!!!! I wanna throw up!!!!!!!! OMG please make it to other side– unreal!!!! #Skywire
— Kaley Cuoco (@KaleyCuoco) June 24, 2013
Is anybody else watching this dude walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope? WITH NO NET! So crazy! #skywire
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) June 24, 2013
This is the best advertisement Jesus has had in forever! #skywire
— Ryan Phillippe (@RyanPhillippe) June 24, 2013
Thank you, Jeansus #Skywire
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) June 24, 2013
There has to be an easier way to deliver a large pole to your friends who live on a cliff. #skywire
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) June 24, 2013
Well done Jesus for getting that bloke across the Grand Canyon safely. I bet he feels silly for wasting so much time practicing now.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 24, 2013
Now THIS is cable news. #skywire
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 24, 2013
I can't even #skywire
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 24, 2013
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) June 24, 2013
— TomCruise.com (@TomCruise) June 24, 2013
Even the Grand Canyon tweeted!
— Grand Canyon NPS (@GrandCanyonNPS) June 24, 2013
National Parks can be such killjoys.
Wallenda said he hopes to walk between New York City's Empire State and Chrysler Buildings next.