Do Two-Thirds of Shark Tank Deals Fall Apart?

Contestants on ABC's Shark Tank Photograph by Disney ABC Television Group via GEtty Images

Monday was Shark Awareness Day, an annual reminder that sharks have far more to fear from humans than vice-versa. In related news, it was also the first of three open calls for contestants on ABC’s Shark Tank, the investing reality show in which entrepreneurs make live pitches for funding before a panel of angel investors. Now entering its sixth season, the show attracts more than 7 million viewers each week, placing it among the 10 most popular adult reality shows on television, even though it airs on sleepy Fridays.

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