In the this Friday’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web’s best viral videos, we take a look at the top five videos of the week from the platform’s TV category.
The ESPYs aired this week and it was incredible. Ordinarily, a show that dishes out sports achievements might not dominate TV and online video, but the combination of inspiring stories, and Drake as MC made for a buzzworthy topic across the Internet. Also, we had to include something a little outside the box, simply based on how badass of a performance this woman gave.
Stuart Scott sparked some serious inspiration with his incredible battle with cancer over the years, Drake’s imitation of the legendary Manny Pacquiao singing ‘Let It Go’. This years best female athlete unexpectedly went to MMA Fighter Ronda Rousey! Yes, she beats other women up for a living. And for the outlier, Kacy Catanzaro makes TV history by being the first woman to qualify for the finals of American Ninja Warrior (there’s no ESPY Award for that?). Her performance tallied an impressive 6 million views on Youtube in four short days. Overall, this year’s ESPYS set the bar for future award shows – both in broadcast and online buzz.