“Shark Tank” will also be back in 2012-13, and for the first time it’s getting a 22-episode season. The show has grown in the ratings this season and made ABC a little more competitive on Friday nights.
“DWTS” has taken a ratings tumble this spring, but both weekly shows are still in the Top 10 in viewers and post solid numbers among in the adults 18-49 demographic (3.5 on Mondays and 3.1 on Tuesdays for the season). “The Bachelor” was off some too, but its averages (8.85 million viewers and a 2.9 in 18-49) make it pretty much a no-brainer.
“Shark Tank,” meanwhile, has had its best season this year, averaging 6 million viewers and a 1.8 rating in the demo. It regularly leads its Friday timeslot in adults 18-49; last week’s episode scored its second-biggest audience ever.
The three series join seven of ABC’s scripted shows as confirmed pickups for next season.