Shark Tank, produced by Rapid Blue, won Best International Format Show at the 2018 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA’s). The show has been a great hit with audiences in South Africa since its first airing in October 2016.
Voted by TVSA and The Star Tonight as M-Net’s #1 entertainment reality show in 2016, Shark Tank continues to be more popular than ever. SA trended in the top 3 on twitter every week, despite being up against Idols, SA’s Got Talent and local & international premier league soccer matches. It more than doubled its lead-in across all demographics; up by +135% in audience for individuals 4+, +207% for young viewers A16-24 and its largest increase of +276% for A25-34.
Shark Tank exceeded its 2016 slot average by +13% in audience for A16-34. The show continues to go from strength to strength around the world winning prestigious awards such as the Emmy awards, Critics Choice Awards, BANFF world media festival awards and the NATPE 2017 reality breakthrough awards. There have been 37 adaptations across the globe. The Show is distributed Internationally by Sony Pictures Television.