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‘Shark Tank’ Reruns Deliver CNBC’s Best Primetime Since 2008

cnbc shark tankAfter months of tinkering with different programming and entertainment shows, CNBC may have finally found the solution to boosting its primetime ratings: airing re-runs of a popular reality show.

With “Shark Tank” Tuesday night, the network delivered its best primetime audience since 2008 in total viewers and since 2010 in A25-54 viewers. CNBC recently acquired the off-network cable rights to the hit ABC show and aired four episodes from 8pm-Midnight Tuesday.

CNBC averaged 596,000 total viewers and 299,000 A25-54 viewers from 8 to 11pmET (see how the other cable news networks did on Tuesday’s scoreboard). The 9pmET hour posted the highest numbers, tallying 685,000 total viewers and 365,000 A25-54 viewers, the most watched CNBC telecast in more than three years.

“Shark Tank,” which will air as a four-hour block Tuesday nights, features Lori Greiner, who talked about her role on the show with MediabistroTV:

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