ABC's 'Shark Tank' Hits Series Highs and '20/20' Draws its Biggest Audience in 4 Years

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January 25th, 2014

Shark Tank January 24

via press note:

ABC Friday Prime (8-11pm – 7.2 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49):  Tying a season high on the night (matching its top-rated Friday since 11/9/12), ABC won Friday among Adults 18-49 for the 3rd week in a row, leading runner-up Fox by 21% (1.7/5 vs. 1.4/4).  In fact over the last three weeks, ABC has delivered the 3 highest-rated non-sports Friday nights for any net this season in Adults 18-49.  ABC’s Shark Tank (2.2/6) and 20/20 (1.9/6) finished as the Top 2 TV programs of the night for the 3rd straight week in Adults 18-49. 


  • In Total Viewers (8.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.2/6), Shark Tank earned new series-highs


  • Setting new season highs, 20/20 drew its biggest audience (8.3 million) in nearly 4 years, while hitting its highest Adult 18-49 (1.9/6) and Adult 25-54 (2.7/7) numbers in close to 2 years – since 2/5/10 and 3/30/12, respectively. 20/20 featured David Muir's report on a teacher that fell in love with a 15-year old student, as well as the return of Elizabeth Vargas after completing rehabilitation for alcohol.


  • Including last night, Shark Tank has delivered Friday’s Top 12 non-sports telecasts this season among Adults 18-49 in L+SD.
  • Raul

    Go ABC!

  • Joe

    Hasn’t Shark Tank hit a 2.3 before?

  • Evan

    That’s awesome for Shark Tank! I’m surprised they don’t air the show at 8 and then have their comedies air right after. Seems to me like that would be the better option than to have 20/20 air right after.

  • Scott


    Shark Tank then 20/20 makes a lot more sense either at 8 & 9pm or 9 & 10pm.

    I don’t really get why ABC has the comedies on Friday night but they seem to be doing fair.

  • Tom

    Think if Shark Tank had any lead in

  • Fred

    Shark Tank is a $$ maker for ABC . Helps make up for some of the losers.
    The veteran 20/20 ( about 35 years old) is holding up rather well. News magazines are true profit makers.
    Makes me wonder if ABC should continue to air more expensive sitcoms on Friday. Perhaps another non scripted program such as Prime Time Night Line aka The Look Out or What Would You Do? would be more lucrative .

  • MuhdBuht

    Love Shark Tank. Wish it was called Dragons Den like the rest of the franchise, but I dont miss it.

  • JR35

    I guess some viewers not inclined to get up and change the channel may leave a station on after watching their favorite show, but if people wantto watch a show, they will seek it out- and ST is evidence of that.

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