Wednesday's airing of "I Am Bruce Lee" shattered a Spike TV ratings record for documentaries.
Spike TV officials today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the two-hour featured presentation averaged a healthy 1.0 household rating and 1.4 million viewers on the cable station.
The well-reviewed documentary focuses on the legendary Bruce Lee, a cultural icon and seminal figure in the history of martial arts.
The previous record was held by "Facing Ali," a film on boxing legend Muhammad Ali that drew 860,000 Spike TV viewers in 2009.
"I Am Bruce Lee," which made its worldwide television debut with the Spike TV airing, includes interviews with the likes of UFC president Dana White and MMA fighters Stephan Bonnar, Jon Jones, Cung Le and Gina Carano.
Before an untimely death in 1973 at just 32 years old, Lee entertained as a martial-arts instructor, actor and producer, which earned him the nickname the "Father of Martial Arts Cinema." He also founded the Jeet Kune Do martial-arts and life-philosophy movement, which inspired many current MMA fighters.
Spike TV airs a replay of "I Am Bruce Lee" on Monday at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.