Discovery Channel disappoints fans with Shark Week flop

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Hyped up for weeks, it was thought that Michael Phelps was going to be racing against a real great white shark on Discovery channels’ Phelps vs. Shark episode, which aired last Sunday night. Instead, the much-anticipated race turned out to be a disappointment for millions of viewers.

Phelps actually raced against a computer-generated simulation of a shark rather than a real one, despite the misleading advertising leading up to the olympic let down.

The “shark” won the race, beating the Olympic gold medalist by two seconds.

Fans across social media were hoping to see Phelps race against a real shark, as he would against a human competitor. But after an hour buildup of beautiful oceanographic footage yet dull commentary, viewers realized they were not going to be satisfied with the ultimate conclusion.

Regardless of the false pay off, Discovery did manage to spike up their ratings.

Some expressed their frustration over social media, as you can see below:

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