Airing on Friday nights, Shark Tank has become a big success for ABC. Last season, the network aired a whopping 29 episodes once again and it was one of the few ABC shows that saw an increase in viewership. Will the numbers continue to rise or will they fall? Cancelled or renewed for season eight? Stay tuned!
On Shark Tank, entrepreneurs seek investments from a group of savvy (and sometimes cutthroat) millionaires. The regular “sharks” are Robert Herjavec, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, and Lori Greiner.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/21 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The sixth season of Shark Tank averaged a 1.83 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.46 million total viewers.
Note: Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like the Shark Tank TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for an eighth season? How long should it run?