or


[01/24/12 - 09:50 AM]
"Shark Tank" Kicks Off Season 3 With Over $200,000 in Deal Offers
Plus: Sony Pictures Television spins the numbers for Friday, January 20.

[via press release from Sony Pictures Television]

"Shark Tank" Kicks Off Season 3 With Over $200,000 in Deal Offers

Third Season Premiere Ranks #1 Among A18-49

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 -- In the season premiere of SHARK TANK, Sony Pictures Television's hit ABC reality series, Shark investor Mark Cuban, owner of the 2011 NBA National Champions Dallas Mavericks, landed an offer of $60,000 in exchange for an 8% stake of entrepreneur Dave Mayer's unique water bottle design. Mayer's product, Clean Bottle, is the only water bottle that can be unscrewed at the top and the bottom, making cleaning a breeze. Joining Mayer in his pitch and surprising the Sharks was NBA champion and Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Walton. Additionally, after a feeding frenzy of tough negotiations among four of the Sharks, Alashe Nelson from Miami Beach, FL, grabbed an offer for a deal with Cuban and fashion expert Daymond John for $150,000 for 45% along with an A list artist endorsement for his site offering users real VIP access at some of the hottest nightlife events in the country.

Other entrepreneurs didn't fare as well, with the Sharks passing on making deals with ghostwriter Michael Levin from Irvine, CA, and online funeral service arrangements from Sue Kruskopf and Nancy Bush from Minneapolis, MN.

In its season 3 premiere on Friday (1/20/12), SHARK TANK took out the competition at 8-9PM (1.7/5 in A18-49, 6.3M viewers), delivering the series' most-watched telecast ever. SHARK TANKs highs among HH (3.8) and W18-34 (1.9), matching series highs among W18-49 (2.0), A25-54 (2.4), W25-54 (2.7), and delivering its highest Friday ratings ever among A18-49, A18-34 (1.4), M18-49 (1.5) and M25-54 (2.0).

Tune in to ABC at 8PM ET/PT on Friday, January 27 when Shark investors Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O'Leary, Robert Herjavec and Daymond John face a new round of entrepreneurs including a Chicago dad who sells his unusual original cat drawings online; a North Haven, CT man promoting an education system to improve one's sales skills; a professional magician from Broadview Hills, OH, presents his plan to bring his unique family-friendly brand of entertainment to Las Vegas; and a husband and father from Sparta, NC hopes to convince the Sharks to invest in his innovative cargo truck management system made in the U.S. Additionally, Rebecca Rescate from Pennsylvania appears in a follow-up story about her product, CitiKitty. Find out how Rescate's business has done since appearing on the show last season.

About SHARK TANK

Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of HDNet and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks, returns as a Shark and appears in all 13 episodes. Also Lori Greiner, a prolific inventor of retail products and often referred to as the "Queen of QVC," will join the show as a guest Shark investor for three episodes.

Returning "Sharks" joining Cuban and Greiner are real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, technology innovator Robert Herjavec, fashion and branding expert Daymond John and venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary.

The panel of five Sharks will hear pitches of the best business and product ideas from some of America's brightest entrepreneurs. When the Sharks hear a great idea, they're ready to fight each other for a piece of it. If and when the Sharks are confronted with a really top-notch idea, and more than one of them wants to sink their teeth into it, a war between them can erupt.

Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of "Shark Tank," based on the Japanese "Dragons' Den" format created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The episode is directed by Ken Fuchs and Alan Carter. The series is from Sony Pictures Television.





  [january 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHARK TANK (ABC)









[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
Season Two of "My Big Redneck Family" Premieres Saturday, January 17 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Tom Arnold is back to host the 13-episode second season as this lovable gang faces more parenting problems, marital misadventures and questionable career moves than ever before.

[12/19/14 - 08:03 AM]
First-Time People's Choice Award Nominee Iggy Azalea and Last Year's People's Choice Award Winner Fall Out Boy to Perform at "People's Choice Awards 2015"
They will join the lineup with recently announced performers Lady Antebellum.

[12/19/14 - 08:00 AM]
FOX's TV Everywhere Content Now Available to More Than 20 Million DirecTV Customers Nationwide
In addition, DirecTV will make the feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD available for out-of-home streaming on the DirecTV Everywhere platform.

[12/19/14 - 07:28 AM]
Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern Gives Viewers a Tasty Look at Foods That Define Global Locations on New Series "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations"
The 13-episode series, an extension of the popular "Bizarre Foods" franchise, takes viewers on an international journey to iconic cities around the world for a taste of their quintessential, not-to-be missed dishes.

[12/19/14 - 07:00 AM]
BBC America's "Broadchurch" Premiere Date Change
Season two will now premiere Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/19/14 - 06:59 AM]
Video: Watch Stephen Colbert's Epic Star-Studded Rendition of "We'll Meet Again" on the Series Finale of "The Colbert Report"
On last night's series finale of "The Colbert Report," Stephen joins his many friends in a rendition of "We'll Meet Again."

[12/19/14 - 06:07 AM]
Hulu Exclusively Acquires Emmy(R)-Award Winning Miniseries "Fargo" in Expanded Subscription Streaming Video on Demand Deal with MGM
It was also announced today that Hulu licensed from MGM all episodes of History's(R) hit scripted series, "Vikings."

[12/19/14 - 06:06 AM]
Pivot to Premiere "Fortitude," Network's First Original Drama Series, On Thursday, January 29 at 10:00 PM ET with a Two-Hour Television Event
The 12-part one-hour series, starring Stanley Tucci, Richard Dormer and Michael Gambon, airs Thursdays at 10:00 pm with encores every Friday at 10:00pm ET.