ABC Dominates Friday with 'Shark Tank' Finishing as the Number 1 TV Show

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October 6th, 2012

via press release:

Featuring Shark Tank, What Would You Do? and 20/20, ABC won Friday night in Adults 18-49, winning by double digits over NBC (+17%), CBS (+40%) and Fox (+40%). ABC’s Shark Tank stood as Friday’s #1 TV show across all key Adult demos (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54).


ABC’s Shark Tank dominated the 8 o’clock hour among Adults 18-49, leading the pack for the 4th week in a row. In fact, the ABC unscripted series towered over CBS’ CSI: NY, widening its winning advantage to 42% (up from a 15% advantage the prior week).


  • · Surging week to week by 15% in Adults 18-49, Shark Tank posted a best-since premiere number.


ABC’s What Would You Do? ran a strong second in the 9 o’clock hour among Adults 18-49 (tying for the lead in audience share), beating Fox’s Fringe by 40% and CBS’ Made in Jersey by 75%. What Would You Do? won its hour with Women 18-49.


During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s 20/20 was up year to year for its 3rd straight telecast: Total Viewers (+21%), AD18-49 (+9%) and AD25-54 (+7%). Anchored by Chris Cuomo, ABC’s 20/20 featured an in-depth look at the stalking case of Waseem Daker, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life plus 47 years in prison.

  • marta

    I absolutely LOVE Shark Tank, especially after Mark Cuban joined the sharks. The show seems to be really genuine – I just hope I do not find it later that is rigged or scrippted. I think ABC is pretty serious in its claim that the show is for real and the sharks are using their own money. Now, what the sharks decide to do later, it is another matter. It is believable and I believe. I just found out about this show and watched previous seasons on dvd. I have been learning a lot about business and entrepeneurship – it is also an educational experience. Last Friday, however, the products being pitched were kind of boring. Some weeks the products are owners are great – and I appreciate that the network do follow-ups, with the chosen and non-chosen products. I love that shrimp hamburguer story – in many cases, not being picked by a shark is the best thing for the pitcher and its product.

  • yea

    Oh no! sharks! the assassins of the sea…oh they’re harmer hands…the clowns of the sea.

  • yea

    Oh no! sharks! the assassins of the sea…oh they’re harmer heads…the clowns of the sea.

  • Brian

    If those ratings couls talk the show will be cancelled very soon….and should be!

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