Having aired for more than a decade, Shark Tank has become a staple of the ABC schedule and, last season, it was one of the few shows to gain live viewers year-over-year. Will this series continue to do well for the network? Will Shark Tank be cancelled or renewed for season 14? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
A business-themed reality series, the Shark Tank TV show follows company owners and inventors as they seek investments from a group of savvy, wealthy investors who are “self-made” tycoons. The regular “sharks” are Robert Herjavec, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, and Lori Greiner. The sharks offer everyday people a shot at the American dream and the possibility of striking business deals to grow their companies beyond their wildest dreams. Guest sharks in season 13 include Kevin Hart, Emma Grede, Peter Jones, Nirav Tolia, and Daniel Lubetzky.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances of survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
5/21 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: Season 12 of Shark Tank on ABC averaged a 0.68 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.17 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There can be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but typically the higher-rated series are renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the Shark Tank TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a 14th season?
*5/13/22 update: Shark Tank has been renewed for a 14th season on ABC.