Power Slap is Dana White’s new show where “competitor” or “athlete”The FC CEO mentions the participants and slaps each other defenselessly in the face.Debuted on t and TBS. This new ‘sport’ has taken off with his YouTube videos and seems to be sticking with it.
Power Slap’s one-hour show, which began at 10 p.m., averaged 295,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. Power Slap’s overall market share was .10% among adults ages 18-49.
Airing Wednesday between Fox News’ America Reports and Investigation Discovery’s See No Evil, the show reached number 45 on the overall cable ratings for the day.
Powerslap, TBS, Dana White criticized by doctors
Power Slap: Road to the Title is Wednesday’s reality series about the UFC-backed Slap Combat League. WWE wrestler and neurologist Chris Nowinski has criticized UFC president Dana White and TBS.
Nowinski, a concussion expert, tweeted the disturbing video on Thursday. He showed fighter Chris Kennedy an acute brain injury. According to Healthline, “If a person sustains a blow severe enough to cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI), Their arms typically fall into an abnormal position, such as with a concussion.”
Nowinski also talked about White and TBS.
“This is so sad. Note fencing posture at first brain injury. He may never be the same,” Nowinski tweeted. “Dana White and TBS should be ashamed. pure exploitation. Next is “Who will survive the sting?”
Despite the backlash and Dana White controversy, the Paw Slap worked
All-Elite Wrestling’s weekly show AEW Dynamite consistently ranks as one of the highest rated shows in the cable industry, and Power Slap had an excellent springboard for its premiere. On average, 969,000 people watched AEW’s two hours of programming from 8pm to 10pm
According to these figures, Power Slap was only able to retain about a third of the viewers who originally attended AEW Dynamite.
Power Slap’s premiere on TBS was scheduled for January 11th, but was pushed back a week after a video surfaced of White hitting his wife after a fight on New Year’s Eve in Mexico. TBS initially delayed the premiere of Power Slap until January 18th, but later moved the premiere date forward.
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