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.
3/4 update: ABC has renewed Shark Tank and 14 other TV shows for the 2016-17 season. Details here.
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?
I would not like to see Shark Tank renewed, but if it is, I will avoid it as well as the products they represent. Why? Mark Cuban’s political remarks (and from some of the other sharks) have ruined the entertainment enjoyment element that I used to have, and I feel disdain when I look at or listen to him. That’s not something I want to experience when I kick back to relax at night to watch tv.
The ratings plummeted because of that idiot Mark Cuban being so vocal with his political views. My family use to watch all the time, but as soon as I heard Mark Cuban all for Hillary, and speaking out against Donald Trump…done. My family won’t ever watch the show again.
I will not be watching this anymore. Mark should stay out of politics.
Totally Agree. My family quit watching as soon as he started opening his fat mouth against Trump. Done watching his show and will never attend a Mavs game. ABC can blame Cuban for the drop in ratings.
Any reason for the somewhat sharp drop off in ratings? It’s already been renewed but this will be the first season that hasn’t seen an increase in ratings, you knew it had to level off eventually but a 20% drop is pretty steep. Any reasons why?
Any reason for the somewhat sharp drop off in ratings? I don’t think it’s in any danger of cancellation but the show was averaging over 7 million viewers and this is the first season since Season 5 at least that has seen episodes only in the 5 million viewers?
Possibly the most interesting show on tv. It is a capsulized version of America’s entrepreneurs, and how the US economy ticks.