On 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sign the petition below and encourage others to do the same.
- 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
- 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.
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