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Shark Tank: ABC Orders More Episodes [release]

Shark Tank more episodesAs we reported yesterday, ABC has ordered two additional installments of their Friday night series, Shark Tank. The show is having its best season to date, despite airing on a little-watched night.

The sharks aren’t going back into production as the new installments will be pulled together from unused footage as has been done in the past.

Here’s the official press release from ABC:

ABC’S “SHARK TANK” PICKS UP TWO ADDITIONAL EPISODES

The ABC Reality Series is Up Sharply Over its Prior Season Average and Now Stands as the No. 1 Show on the Broadcast Networks with Teens

“Shark Tank” has picked up two additional episodes, bringing the season total to 15 episodes. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the ABC reality series – which now stands as the No. 1 show on Friday nights on the broadcast nets with Teens 12-17 — is up sharply over its prior season average, growing by 19% in Total Viewers and 27% in young adults to deliver its strongest season ever.

On the show’s second head-to-head matchup on February 24 with “Undercover Boss,” the CBS show dropped sharply (-21%) from its week-earlier premiere, while “Shark Tank” nearly caught the CBS show for No. 1 at 8:00 p.m. in Adults 18-49 (placing within 1-tenth of a rating point and tied in audience share). In addition, “Shark Tank” dominated “Undercover Boss” across the 18-34 demos: AD18-34 +17%, M18-34 +27% and W18-34 +15%.

“Shark Tank” has attracted its share of celebrity followers, including the NBA’s New Jersey Nets’ Kris Humphries, rapper Pit Bull and reality TV personality Snooki, tweeting to her 4 million Twitter followers during a recent show, “Totally into Shark Tank right now.”

On “Shark Tank,” a panel of Sharks hears pitches of the best business and product ideas from some of America’s brightest entrepreneurs. When the Sharks hear a great idea, they’re ready to fight each other for a piece of it. If and when the Sharks are confronted with a really top-notch idea, and more than one of them wants to sink their teeth into it, a war between them can erupt.

The Sharks are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of HDNet and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; “Queen of QVC” Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary.

“Shark Tank” airs Fridays (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

For more information on “Shark Tank,” visit ABC.com.

 

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Dennis Gonsalves May 13, 2012 at 7:38 am

I have an invention I need help with that I think they will love,how do I get on the show?

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Diamond Joe March 28, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I love this show. it has gotten so much better with Mark Cuban on the panel. My only complaint is the inventors are being forced to make million dollar deals in seconds. that may be how the real world can be but my guess is no one on the panel has ever made a decision in that amount of time. as Mark Cuban would say, “Hell Ya” renew this and show it 5 days a week. there are inventors all over who need this show. my guess is, people who have great products, and put them on the back burner, are now getting them out again because of this show. keep up the good work!

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russ diehl February 29, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I need to go on your show, please advise. My invention is ready for market and have to talk to someone. Please call me 909 215 3261. I have a hearing problem, so may have to hand phone to my friend. My invention wanting it, but I love shark tank

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