Shark Tank could have easily been cancelled in its first seasons but ABC chose to stick with it instead. Last year the show had its best season yet. Will the numbers continue to rise or will they fall, putting the show in danger of being cancelled again? We’ll have to wait and see.
On Shark Tank, entrepreneurs offer a portion of their companies to a group of saavy (and sometimes cuthroat) millionaire investors. This season, the “sharks” include Robert Herjavec, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Steve Tisch, and John Paul DeJoria.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Last year comparison: The fourth season of Shark Tank averaged a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.51 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you still like the Shark Tank TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season?