I have been a regular viewer of “Shark Tank” for years and as season 10 is approaching its finale, I though it is a good time to release a product that provide facts and insights from 218 episodes of Shark Tank. To browse the complete data in a user friendly manner, please follow the app link. In this article, I am presenting 15 insights drawn from the data in the app.
Note: Time Period of Data used in the article — Episode 1 (August 9, 2009) to Episode 218 (April 14, 2019).
Insight 1: Sharks Attendance
Kevin O’Leary is the most regular Shark since season 1 — attended 208 (95%) episodes out of 218. Barbara is on the bottom of the list with the attendance of 122 episodes (56%)
Insight 2: Number of Companies Invested by each Shark
Mark Cuban tops this chart by investing in 147 companies followed by Lori (128), Robert (88), Kevin (86), Daymond (84) and Barbara (80)
Insight 3: Number of Investments to Number of Episodes Attended
This chart combines the information from first two insights and tells us (on average) how many companies a shark invested per 100 episodes attended.
Lori Greiner tops this chart by investing in 78 companies per 100 programs attended. Mr. Wonderful sits on bottom of this chart by investing in only 41 companies per 100 programs attended 🤔
Insight 4: Viewership (US only) across 10 Seasons
Viewership gradually increased over first 5 seasons and on downward trend since then.
Insight 5: $ Amount Invested over 10 Seasons
Total investment gradually increased from season 1 (5.26 million) to season 6 (26.02 million) and then started dropping. From the past three seasons (7 to 10) the average amount is stabilizing around 18–20 million.
Insight 6: $ Amount Invested by each Shark
Error Alert: Some companies are jointly invested by more than one Shark, but those joint investments are counted equally for all Sharks.
Mark Cuban is the biggest investor in $ terms by investing ≈ $24 million. Barbara takes the last position by investing ≈ $6.5 million.
Insight 7: Investment Statistic by Product Category
Category selection for each product is a subjective matter and may represent some error of judgment.
Can you draw any insight from the table above? List them in the comment section below.
Insight 8: Deal vs. No Deal
If you are thinking to pitch in Shark Tank, there are 56% chance you will get a deal (on average). 494:385 | Deal: No-Deal
Insight 9: Ask vs. Receive
- Sharks invested over 140 million in 494 deals over 10 seasons.
- Sharks invested more $’s both in terms of average and median, as compared to what entrepreneurs asked
- Shark got more equity both in terms of average and median, as compared to what entrepreneurs offered
What other insight can you draw from the table above?