ABC is yet to renew Shark Tank for Season 9


The release date for Shark Tank Season 9 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Shark Tank Season 9 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. ABC is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

About the series

Shark Tank is a mega hit American reality TV series that first debuted on ABC on August 9, 2009. Based on a television format similar the popular Japanese show Dragon’s Den, the series was created for the American audience by Mark Burnett and is executive produced by Burnett, Clay Newbill, Yun Lingner and Phil Gurin. Shark Tank is currently produced by MGM Television and Sony Pictures Television. Season 8 of the critically acclaimed show premiered on September 23, 2016.

Shark Tank is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to millionaire investors and get an investment to start, grow or expand their business. The show is credited with reinvigorating entrepreneurship in America, and has featured many triumphant stories of achieving the American Dream. The sharks — Kevin O’Leary “Mr. Wonderful”, “Queen of QVC” Lori Grenier, technology expert Robert Herjavec, real estate mogul Barbara Cocoran, fashion and branding expert Daymond John, and billionaire Mark Cuban — are back for another exciting season of Shark Tank. As usual the sharks are there to dispense their business wisdom and investment advise to those who entrepreneurs who are willing to place big stakes on the line.

Ratings decline and chances of renewal

For seven seasons Shark Tank has drawn in incredible audience ratings, with the last installment averaging 5.88 million viewers, although that was actually a 21% decline from season 6 numbers. The current eighth season debuted to 4.9 million viewers, and a 1.1 demo rating, which is significantly lower than last season’s premiere, which scored a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Depending on the audiences’ hunger for more business advice, we may see the two-time Emmy winner Shark Tank renewed for season 9.

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