Welcome to The Shark Tank Blog’s Shark Tank episodes page. All Shark Tank episodes are listed by season, episode number and original broadcast date. Click each season for a complete list of Shark Tank episodes.
As of the end of season 5, there were a total of 91 Shark Tank Episodes plus the “Swimming with Sharks Special.” There were 14 episodes in season 1, 9 in season 2, 15 in season 3, 26 in season 4, and 28 in seasons 5, 6 & 7. The 100th episode also aired during season 6. At the end of season six, Beyond the Tank premiered – a new show featuring in-depth updates on past Shark Tank businesses. By the time season 7 ended, Beyond the Tank became a popular and regular show. Whether ABC renews Beyond the Tank during season 8 remains to be seen.
Shark Tank Episodes on CNBC
In January, 2014, CNBC started airing syndicated reruns; with 91 episodes in the can and season 6 going into production, there should be years of reruns. CNBC scored big airing Shark Tank reruns; the show has catapulted the network to tops in Tuesday night ratings.
The show had a niche audience during its first two seasons and in season three, viewership took off. Shark Tank OWNS Friday nights, but ABC was considering a move to Thursdays for season six; it never occurred.
Over 570 businesses appeared on the show during the first 7 seasons, making it the premier business reality show on TV. Over 40,000 businesses applied for the show during season 7 and the momentum continues to get stronger. In season 5, a clause in the entrepreneurs’ contract allowing for a 2-5% producer’s option on all sales was eliminated from the appearance contract, allowing more businesses to appear without the fear of losing a lot of money in sales.
Shark Tank Season 8 and Beyond
Season 9 casting is underway and the show continues to grow in popularity. Many businesses see Shark Tank as a good PR vehicle. ABC thinks it’s good entertainment. Fans watch to see the Sharks fight and to get ideas about businesses of their own. The show first premiered during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and it struck a hopeful, entrepreneurial chord with the entire nation. We here at Shark Tank Blog hope for a long run for years to come.