ABC's 'Shark Tank' Receives Order for Two Additional Episodes for 2012-2013 Season

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October 22nd, 2012

via press release:




“Shark Tank” Moves to its New Time, November 2 at 9:00 p.m.,

When 2013 Oscar® Host Seth MacFarlane Makes Surprise Guest Appearance


ABC recently added two additional episodes to its Emmy-nominated, business-themed reality competition series, “Shark Tank,” for the 2012-13 season, bringing the season total to 24 episodes. Currently airing Fridays at 8:00 p.m., ET, “Shark Tank,” will launch in its new 9:00 p.m. slot FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, making room for the new comedy block of “Last Man Standing” and “Malibu Country.”


Ratings for the series continue to blow the lid off the Tank for ABC. “Shark Tank” leads its time period for its 2nd straight season in Adults 18-49, finishing as Friday’s No. 1 TV series on each of its last three telecasts across all key Adult demos (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54).  The show is a big draw with Upscale young adults, pulling in the fourth-highest Median Income ($75,700) of any series on the major nets this season and producing 44% higher ratings than the norm (Index of 144) in Adults 18-49 in homes earning $100k+ annually. Performing at series highs to post double-digit growth over its prior season average in Total Viewers (+13%) and Adults 18-49 (+17%), ABC’s “Shark Tank” is seeing its strongest season ever.


In the November 2 episode, Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy” creator; host of “85th Academy Awards®” airing Sunday, February 24, 2013 on ABC) comes to the Tank to support his friend and horseback riding teacher from Sylmar, CA, who claims he has built a better fly trap. In the same episode, one of the Sharks makes an unprecedented $1 million offer to an entrepreneur, while Sharks Lori Greiner and Daymond John fight for a piece of an entrepreneur’s food storage container business.


Now in its fourth season, the combined offers made by the Sharks over the years to entrepreneurs seeking to make their American dream come true is $26 million. In Season 4, the Sharks will offer $12.8 million of their own money in investment deals to bankroll a creative array of innovative entrepreneurs. The Sharks -- tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons -- give budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their dreams come true and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires. They are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; “Queen of QVC” Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary.


Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Phil Gurin are the executive producers. “Shark Tank” is based on the Japanese “Dragons’ Den” format created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television. For more information on “Shark Tank,” visit

  • forg

    Not to be that guy, but the “receives” is misspelled in the title


    They should have been even more daring & upped the order to 26

  • Maximillian

    I hope that the move to 9pm wont hurt its ratings. It will hurt Nikita more probably though :(

  • rob60990

    YES. :D

  • Nick

    How are they going to fit 24 epiosdes in? Primetime Nightline returns in March to that slot.

  • marcos

    nikita cant go any lower. only if every single person stop watching lol

  • Nick

    I really hope that Last Man Standing/Malibu County work. Shark Tank is likely to go beyond a 2.0 at 9pm – it would be nice to see the 8pm also at a 2.0.

  • Austin

    I really love that comedy hour. I’m hoping that it’ll work.

  • carigis


    your only that guy when you call out other people who are commenting..

    notifying people who write articles for a living as a means of employment is considered fair game.

  • JR

    Two more hours with the sharks. Love it. :)

  • Josh Evans

    Wish Shark Tank goes on forever. I love the show, but Cuban looks bored lately. And I can’t stand that QVC lady. Talk about arrogant. “You need to give me your answer right now.” Yeah, sure I do. Not.
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