CNBC Announces Fall Primetime Lineup; ‘Shark Tank’ Upped to Nightly


By Jordan Chariton Comment

cnbc logo_304x200CNBC announced its fall primetime lineup today featuring more “Shark Tank” and original series.

Starting in late September, “Shark Tank,” which currently airs Tuesday’s at 8pm and 9pmET, will air in primetime Monday through Friday.  Since acquiring the popular show’s off-network cable rights, “Shark Tank” has helped CNBC crack the top 10 cable news shows list in the A25-54 demo.

“The Profit” returns on Tuesday, October 14 with 10 new episodes following self-made millionaire Marcus Lemonis as he pours his own money into struggling businesses. Last week, Lemonis helped stave off the extinction of the popular cupcake shop “Crumbs.”

“‘The Profit’ and ‘Shark Tank’ have helped transform CNBC’s Tuesday night lineup into appointment television and also delivered a younger audience to the network in primetime,” said Jim Ackerman, SR. VP of primetime alternative programming for CNBC.

The network’s car-flipping show, “The Car Chasers,” debuts its third season on Wednesday, November 5 at 10pmET. And a new series, “The Filthy Rich Guide,” premieres Wednesday, October 1 at 10pmET. The networks previews “a fun, fast-paced guide that catalogues the ways in which the .01 percent spend their money.”