Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

  • http://qwyck.co/til-the-production-company-behind-shark-tank-used-to-require-contestants-to-give-them-5-equity-or-2-of-the-profits-from-their-companies-in-exchange-for-appearing-on-the-show-mark-cuban TIL The production company behind Shark Tank used to require contestants to give them 5% equity or 2% of the profits from their companies in exchange for appearing on the show. Mark Cuban threatened to quit over this rule, so producers got rid of it. | Qw

    […] Porter, Rick (May 23, 2016). “Friday final ratings: ‘Shark Tank’ finale adjusts up, ‘Originals’ and…. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 23, […]

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