The Friday night TV series is having its best season after nearly being cancelled two years in a row. The current season has been averaging a 1.6 in the 18-49 demographic and 5.71 million total viewers (compared to a 1.4 in the demo and 4.94 million viewers last season).
Despite airing on a little-watched night for television, Shark Tank is the sixth-highest rated non-scripted series on the network. It’s also ABC’s best-performing show on the Friday night schedule, beating out venerable news programs 20/20 and Primetime.
The sharks won’t be going back into production for the new episodes however. The installments will be pieced together, utilizing unused footage from this season. Fans may recall that this was also done to produce extra installments last year.
Friday’s episode was the sixth of season three, leaving nine left to air.
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