Power Slap’s Rating Improves During Week 2
The league has received critiques ever since before its debut.
Week 2 of Power Slap league sees a boost in ratings, but still lags behind.
Dana White’s Power Slap League experienced a substantial boost in its viewership and ratings during its second week on TBS. This was partially due to a more significant lead-in from AEW, although the show still lost the vast majority of AEW’s viewers during their Wednesday, January 25 broadcast.
According to ShowBuzzDaily, AEW Wrestling had 1.003 million viewers during the 8 p.m. slot and earned a .31 rating in the 18-49 demographic and a .27 rating with 18-34-year-old viewers.
With these numbers, AEW trailed only the two ESPN NBA games for the night’s overall cable ratings on Wednesday.
Power Slap finished in 30th place this week with 413,000 viewers. Its 10 p.m. broadcast received a .13 rating among 18-49-year-old viewers and .008 in the 18-34 demographic. Power Slap’s numbers were 590,000 viewers less than AEW’s.
Last week’s debut episode of Power Slap, which TBS postponed for a week after White was caught on video slapping his wife at a nightclub in Mexico, was 45th in the top 50 cable telecasts for Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The debut episode pulled in 295,000 viewers and a 0.10 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The show finished in 50th place for the night.
The January 18 AEW broadcast, like this week, was third for the night, behind ESPN’s NBA games, with 969,000 viewers and a .31 share in the 18-49 demographic. For 18-34-year-old viewers, AEW had a 0.22 rating.
Power Slap came in second to BET’s Kingdom Business when considering cable shows with a 10 p.m. start time.
Before the debut of Power Slap, White told potential viewers who were critical of the competitive slapping showcase, “Nobody’s asking you to watch this! Oh, you’re disgusted by it? Watch The Voice.”