SharkTank on CNBC Prime Time
With all the new changes in Shark Tank Season 5 including 2 new billionaires, dropping the 2%-5% equity rule and Barbara & Lori now appearing on the same episodes together, it looks like past Shark Tank Contestants are going to get another large boost for appearing on the Show.
Pairing the #1 Business Reality Show the "Shark Tank", with the #1 Business News Channel "CNBC" is a Great Idea that's going to become reality. CNBC just announced they licensed the Exclusive Off-Network Cable Rights to past Shark Tank Episodes and will begin airing in the Prime Time Slot this January 2014. Furthermore, CNBC will begin an expanded schedule of Shark Tank reruns in the fall of 2014 after the Season 5 Finale.
The Shark Tank reruns have proven they are just as entertaining watching multiple times because you always learn something new. As you're business knowledge grows so does your opinions and negotiating skills which makes this Show more of a teaching tool above anything else. If you want to learn about Big Business on a Global Scale, there's only one channel CNBC, that's at the top of its game. Combining the Best Business Reality Show with the Best Business News Channel is a natural fit that's sure to pay big dividends.
Perhaps the biggest beneficiaries from this new deal will be the past contestants that made the Show into the success it has become today. I can only imagine how exciting it will be to hear that your Shark Tank Episode is going to be re-airing on CNBC and it's time to get ready for what's sure to follow. How many Reality Shows can you go on for 10 minutes and have it pay dividends for the rest of your life? I can think of only one.
It's a known fact CNBC has been trying to break into the Reality Show Business for some time with questionable results. They came out with a reality show earlier this year called "Crowd Rules" which lasted two episodes averaging less than 50,000 viewers. CNBC is however having success with "The Profit" starring Marcus Lemons as the sole Shark that turns around failing businesses. It will be most interesting to see if the Shark Tank Effect can spread across Networks and give CNBC a big push into Prime Time.
Oh yes we can't forget about Mark Cubans twitter sparring partner Donald Trump and the Apprentice. It turns out CNBC is looking to move into Prime Time in a Major Way and has also licensed the Exclusive Off-Network Cable Rights to The Apprentice as well. Something tells me this very wise move on CNBC's part will forever put to rest which Business Reality TV Show is The Best!
CNBC was a little vague stating which seasons and episodes of the Shark Tank they will be re airing, but hopefully they'll consider some of the first few seasons with Jeff Foxworthy and Kevin Harington which I now consider "classics".