The ESPY Awards, highlighted by Caitlyn Jenner's acceptance of a trophy for bravery, proved a ratings champion.

According to Nielsen figures, the ceremony drew 7.75 million viewers last Wednesday to rank as the most-watched ESPY ceremony ever. Moving from its traditional ESPN cable home to a bigger stage with sibling network ABC, it scored as the No. 5 program among last week.

Jenner, who as Bruce Jenner was the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion, urged acceptance for transgender people as she accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Jenner's own journey into womanhood will be profiled on the E! reality series "I Am Cait," which debuts Sunday.

Baseball's All-Star Game was the No. 1 program of the week with 10.9 million viewers, but it posted a record-low rating.

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