'Shark Tank' returns in fourth place (sniff)

Those of you who caught Friday night’s return of Shark Tank saw one of the show’s best episodes — compelling high-stakes, drama-filled negotiations featuring a confident Mark Cuban as guest star. Too bad so few watched it: Tank returned to 4.8 million viewers and a 1.2 preliminary adults 18-49 rating, coming in fourth place at 8 p.m., as well as being down considerably from last year’s Sunday night premiere. The show was actually edged out by (really, America?) Steve Buscemi guest starring on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are (6.6 million, 1.3). Over on Fox, Fringe (3.9 million, 1.5) fans rewarded the show following its fourth season pickup, rising 15 percent from last week’s low.

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  • g

    I was channel surfing and stopped in my tracks. It reeled me in. Pun intended. Good show

  • lLOyd

    I really enjoy Sharktank and this one was an especially enjoyable episode. Too bad the public hasn’t tried it.

  • Mincha

    Sorry–I’m a Steve Buscemi fan from way back and I found his family’s story to be rather fascinating. Maybe next week. I’m a Fringe fanatic, so I definitely watched that and am still elated that it will be back for a fourth season.

  • Liz

    Loved shark tank. Wish I could come up with an idea that they would invest millions in.

  • LOL

    6.6 million people watch Who Do You Think You Are, but only around 4.4 million watch 30 Rock? No wonder this country is in the crapper.

    • Ben

      30 Rock isn’t funny and it sucks. Enough said.

      • Loch Ness

        Sounds like you’re upset that Two and a Half Men might not come back. You probably watch The Bachelor, too.

      • Lee Harvey

        Ben is suffering from Sheenis Envy!

    • LOL

      Boom! Roasted!

  • Jana

    I couldn’t watch it here in Atlanta even thought I wanted to. Our local ABC station was showing the Georgia Bulldogs baseball game instead.

  • Radzinsky

    Maybe America doesn’t want to watch a bunch of arrogant, self-absorbed rich people who have enough money to save every starving person in the world but insist on only getting richer?

    • Howdyhand

      They all made their money! Although I’ll admit Mark Cuban is very arrogant. Maybe if you got out of your mother’s basement and made something of yourself then you could give YOUR money to the world’s sick and infirmed. As for the rest they should get a job and stop living off the US…. Oop’s that would mean less registered Democrat’s wouldn’t it?

  • Rick

    Of course I was saddened not to see “Supernanny” but what a great sub!!!

  • caryn

    I DVRd both! And both were good shows, with a slight edge to Shark Tank.

  • Ben

    Shark Tank is a great show. I enjoy watching it and I don’t watch much tv these days.

  • cattyfan

    The addition of Mark Cuban could be the explanation for low ratings.

  • elizabeth

    What the *$(#* is “shark tank”? Oh, another reality show? Aw, gee, so sorry I missed it. NOT! I don’t care how “good” it is, most of these reality shows are designed to dumb us down and propagandize us, so no thanks. It’s always good news when reality programming does poorly in the ratings, suggesting that more Americans still have working brains than we might be led to believe by certain “news” outfits. Unfortunately most reality shows are cheap (although the few good ones stand out because they are not), so we have to suffer with this crap anyway.

    • BVR24

      She said “NOT!” Ha ha ha ha!!! Are you in fourth grade or the nineties? Either way, thanks for the laugh.

  • Ben

    Cuban is killing the show.

  • Ruby

    Yay Fringe!

  • Kelly

    I love this show it is so fasinating, i have an idea of my own i think will make millions! I have learned a lot just from watching. Keep it coming!

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