Shark Tank It’s back. The reality series is currently in Season 14. It follows hopeful entrepreneurs who are trying to find funding to fund their business ideas. Premiere featured a new element: a live audience. Fans aren’t open to this new element. The episode that featured a live audience was viewed by less than stellar social media commentary. Returning for the season are judges: Mark Cuban – owner, of the Dallas Mavericks; Barbara Corcoran – a real estate mogul; Lori Greiner an inventor and the Queen of QVC; Robert Herjavec – a famed technology innovator; Daymond John – a fashion and branding expert; and Kevin O’Leary – a venture capitalist known as AKA “Mr. Wonderful.”Even with all the talent, the audience is still disappointed.
Live audience viewers can weigh in on the decision of the Sharks to make a deal with them or not.TV Insider To get their opinions on the live episode, Greiner chatted with Sharks. Greiner was not against it. “I will be fascinated by what they have to say. As always with market research, the consumer speaks,”She told the outlet.
“However, I have to make a wise decision for me and use my gut.”Social media reactions are a different story.
Cancel any future episodes of Shark Tank Live… who thought of this? It’s absolutely awful. @ABCSharkTank
— Bob (@bobfrankfurter1) September 24, 2022
One Twitter user won’t be following along. The new format is clearly a negative, judging by the tweet.
It’s all for the lure
REALLY HATE #SharkTankLive , and it’s SUCH a shame, because I LOVE Shark Tank! They’re trading interesting business strategy for SPECTACLE. They are acting in a different way than they usually do. I’M OUT.
— K.B.C. (@catchifucan232) September 24, 2022
Some viewers feel that the show has lost its edge. Many viewers feel the new format is more reality-based.
Doesn’t appear authentic
I rarely tweet. Check my history. This shark tank episode is horrible. This fake response from the live audience is a canned, reactive canned mid-afternoon audience canned reply. Seriously. Goodness. #SharkTankLive #sharktank
— 🇺🇸Duane Eaves🇺🇸 (@teameaves) September 24, 2022
Some are complaining that the new format feels forced, especially with the live audience. For some, it is a problem.
Change is what
If a thing isn’t broken don’t break it! It’s not fair to expect a live audience for shark tank. I feel like I’m now watching a game show. #SharkTankLive
— Big Black (@J0Beech) September 24, 2022
Some are expressing dismay at the lack of any changes to the format. Since its inception, the show has been a huge success.
Counterprudtcive at best
It is very difficult to watch Shark Tank’s new format. Everybody is always talking over the other and shouting. This is quite brutal. #SharkTankLive
— John Peregoy III (@JPeregoyIII) September 24, 2022
Shows are about giving honest feedback and highlighting bright ideas that could use some tweaking. It’s even more overwhelming for contestants when there is a live audience.