Shark Tank: Petition to Save the ABC Reality TV Series

Shark Tank TV showOn this ABC reality show, five multi-millionaires try to make lucrative deals with newbie entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, Shark Tank hasn’t been a great investment for ABC so, based on the ratings, the show seems likely to be cancelled.

What can you do? Remember, the ideal scenario for ABC is for many millions of people to watch the show on their television sets, while it’s being broadcast. Downloading, viewing online, or watching a recording many days later doesn’t really doesn’t help a series’ ratings. If you like Shark Tank and want to see it continue, there are a few things you can do to help.

  1. Watch the show whenever it’s on, preferably live, and encourage others to do the same. You might know a Nielsen family and not be aware of it.
  1. Talk about the show with others; at school, at work, online, or wherever. Creating a buzz about a show that you’re invested in gets other people interested.
  1. Sign the petition below and encourage others to do the same.
  1. Write to the network. Be respectful. Everyone responds better to courtesy. Tell them how much you enjoy the show, that you’ve signed the petition, and that you want to see it continue. You can use this form or, even better, write via “snail-mail” to: Mr. Stephen McPherson, Chairman, ABC, 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521, RE: Shark Tank
  1. Take note of the products that you see advertised consistently during the show. Write the advertisers and tell them that you appreciate their sponsoring the show and that you buy their products (if you do).

To ABC, Mark Burnett Productions, and Sony Pictures Television:

We, the undersigned, really like watching the new Shark Tank TV show on the ABC network. It’s fun to learn about the interesting products, see the “sharks” do business, and think about which products we would invest in. In short, it’s educational without being boring.

Please find a way to keep Shark Tank on the air. We are devoted viewers who will continue to watch the program, encourage others to do the same, and will support the series’ advertisers as well. Please keep it going, either on ABC or, if necessary, on another channel.

Thank you for your consideration.

489 Entries - 20 Pages
  • Arnold NellisCountry: United States2015-03-29 04:07:36
    This Show Is Awesome. To Show An Individual Can Come Up With An Idea, Make A Company Out Of It And With The Help Of Someone Who Has Experience And Vision As Well As The Ability To Take The Company Where The Owner/Creator Can't Because They Currently Don't Have The Money Or Connections Is Really Something This Country Needs To Showcase. The Sharks Represent The Good Side Of Wealthy Corporate Pioneers Who Want To Give Others The Leg Up They Never Had (As Well As Make Some Money In The Bargain)That's What America Should Aspire To Not Corporate Greed Run Amuck And Buying Political Influence To Further Line Their own Pockets And Serve Only Their Interests. Plus They Hand Out Seriously Needed Lessons To Those Who Just Don't Have the Right Mindsets And Goals To Avoid Going Bankrupt. O'Leary, Cuban, Johns, Corcoran, Herjavek And Grenier Routinely Point Out The Flaws Of These Entrants Business Theories And Practices And More Often Than Not They Do It Repectfully. Many People Who Have Missed Out On Deals Have Taken Advice And Managed To Thrive Afterwards. This Gives Hope To Those Who Are Still Trying To Succeed.
  • wes warwickCountry: usa2015-01-01 15:04:01
    Have been watching the show for about 2 years and am putting together a company and intend to apply. It reflects and presents great ideas, enthusiasm and great business issues and challenges for anyone even thinking about starting a business. It is also a stimulus for entrepreneurs to take their dreams and ideas to the marketplace. Keep it on! Wes
  • Sasa DobrijevicCountry: USA2014-11-04 00:36:29
    I enjoy watching shark tank a lot. It shows me new products for things that I would have never thought existed and opens my mind to new ideas. It makes me want to go out and invent a new product like they do and pitch it to the sharks as well.
  • Tyler OsterhoutCountry: United States2014-09-02 21:14:50
    By far one of the best tv shows I have watched, it teaches many about how the business world works and has real education to it. Former inventor
  • ARTCountry: USA2014-08-13 12:55:41
    The only TV show I watch. Better than a lot of public education. I hope it has many future seasons. Imagine, the format can never run out of material like other shows can. And please show more updates of prior deals.
  • John GrayCountry: USA2014-07-06 19:34:40
    I mandate my students watch this show. Good entertainment and even better learning experience for college undergrads. Pleas do not cancel Shark Tank!!
  • Karen HopkinsCountry: USA 2014-06-02 23:39:53
    Don't cancel Shark tank!!!
  • cedCountry: USA2014-05-09 11:51:19
    I love shark tank - i even convinced my mother and sister to watch it. don't let thje shark sink.
  • kelli scottCountry: usa2014-05-03 16:46:00
    Please don't cancel Shark Tank. There is very little family friendly entertanment on now a days. Please keep us viewers happy.
  • Rick VigerCountry: USA2013-01-26 09:36:23
    This is truly an entertaining program that helps the public become aware of products and innovations that are otherwise not likely to be considered - or discovered at a much later date. The Sharks are excellent and the entrepeneurs are amazing.....I can't imagine the pre-screen processing but it all goes to be a win-win--win for the Sharks, the inventors, and the public. This certainly should be retained before the idiotic sitcoms that are highly rated.
  • Jenifer LandowskiCountry: United States2012-08-22 20:52:25
    I love this show so much! Please don't cancel it!
  • Thomas GCountry: USA2012-08-03 12:53:08
    Please keep the show on!! it give the regular guy or gal a real chance!!! Thank you...
  • SusanCountry: USA2012-07-22 08:20:07
    I love this show and have great ideas to make it even better.
  • Beverly PadgettCountry: United States2012-06-08 20:54:18
    This is a great show. Do not cancel it as it is just too good. Thank you
  • Stacey WatsonCountry: USA2012-04-13 14:27:47
    Plrase keep Shark Tank on, my daughter and her friends as re thinking and starting a business This show makes student think more and I am a teacher and give assignments on this show.
  • Katrina LewisCountry: usa2011-12-27 23:06:31
  • bob adamsCountry: us2011-11-16 04:08:02
    good show
  • Danny CrosslinCountry: Usa2011-11-08 09:25:28
    My wife & I look forward to the show every week. Would like to like to see it come back.
  • nickCountry: usa2011-10-28 10:29:38
    This is the best show on tv, pls do not canceo
  • nickCountry: usa2011-10-28 10:24:17
    I can not live without shark tank. Do not cancel this program
  • galen nicksonCountry: usa2011-10-28 10:22:44
    I love Shark Tank and pleasse please please do not cancel this program. My Friday evenings are not the same without shark tank
  • Barbara SchoichetCountry: USA2011-10-28 05:55:59
    I love the show. Keep it alive!
  • Manny SarmientoCountry: United States2011-10-23 17:27:53
    Shark Tank is an innovative, exciting, unique show! Please keep it running. Shark Tank was starting to go Viral, since many business owners have been passing it on as a "MUST SEE". Shark Tank viewers will grow as the word is passed around. Keep this smart and business savvy show! Ratings will increase in time! Manny Sarmiento - President Doral Chamber of Commerce - Miami, FL
  • holli pugsleyCountry: usa2011-10-21 07:51:40
    Please keep shark tank its one of the few programs left that I look forward to watching.
  • Karyn ECountry: USA2011-10-14 22:23:53
    Please PLEASE don't cancel Shark Tank!!! My husband and I absolutely LOVE this show, it's our absolute favorite thing on TV and miss it terribly! We looked forward to Friday night at 8 all week long and never missed an episode. We even watched the reruns over the summer months and were still glued to the set as if they were new shows. We especially miss The Sharks themselves. They're fascinating brilliant people and we're craving to see them again! Oh and we bought a Daisy Cake too and to that we say Go Barbara! And Thank you!
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