The Profit

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Tuesday 10:00 PM on CNBC Premiered Mar 27, 2014 In Season

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The Profit

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Billionaire CEO and philanthropist Marcus Lemonis visits small businesses to determine if they are worth rescuing. If they are, he writes a check on the spot and takes ownership of the company for a week in order to set them back on the path to success.  Described as "Shark Tank meets Bar Rescue", this show has more business cred than The Apprentice or The Pitch.

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AIRED ON 2/2/2016

Season 3 : Episode 20

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AIRS ON 2/9/2016

Season 3 : Episode 21

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  • Gritty business show

    10
    Really great show. Gritty example of how to do business plain and simple yet with the personal touch.
  • PROFITABILITY GENIUS, LIKEABLE, SKILLFULLY MANEUVERS IDIOT BIZ OWNERS & LIARS

    10
    Marcus Lemonis is excellent, easy to watch, easy to understand & learn from, doesn't distort programme quality with usual and anticipated (Trump-like) ego-diatribes about his own successes; nor, has he ever been rude, or sarcastic with his contacts and business owners. Well done. Instead, Lemonis stays refreshingly focused on priorities germane to subject business. Amazing. Frankly, I looked for Marcus' behavior, his manner of interacting with business owners; to disappoint, expected him to be another arrogant "see how rich I am and you're not" type as we are asked to endure in "Shark Tank". Never will I understand how Shark Tank won an Emmy Award... unless, Emmys are meted out to... well, any show? Surprise... how lovely when I saw my first "Profit" programme and it was immediately compelling, a lots of detail on biz background, owners & their relationship, etc; logical info well presented and sequenced as the work priorities would typically be assessed and solutions implemented. Yeaaaa Marcus. I couldn't believe what I was seeing while looking at my first Profit programme. I stopped watching the harsh... blood pressure raising... often stupid rhetoric viewers are asked to endure on "Shark Tank". I can't believe how awful Shark Tank is... now that I have have enjoyed the slick, thorough and fast-faced, step by brilliant step methods for getting things done on The Profit. This is in contrast to Shark Tank's rude, outright insulting and shocking attacks on some hopeful presenters (it's not morally right for presenters to be called names by Shark's... why beat down anyone because their product isn't acceptable). Shark's self-glossing panel of 4 egomaniacs definitely ramped up their nasties this season. Meanwhile, Marcus Lemonis is always a compassionate gentleman who's a joy, an amazing expert to watch. I love the profit and rushed to tell everyone in my sphere of influence about it. Oh. The Profit's follow-up visits to businesses after Marcus has worked his magic are useful, and clever method of giving viewer the classic "before and after" look at overall upgrades of the business. I've now seen all of series 2 and 3 (can't find episodes of series 1 anywhere?) which qualifies me to know... Marcus Lemonis is consistently a joy to to watch. Consistently, each show is high quality, I learn something or get ideas on how to more easily & productively use what I already knew. Did I already emphasize that I love this show.



    Despite ALL OF IT'S GOODNESS, I have COMPLAINTS: It's buried on CNBC of all places. Why? I love CNBC for its long running, excellent info morning programme "Squawk Box" Sometimes I have time to tune in "Lunch Update" for financial details... but it's NOT where most viewers would go evenings and late night for entertaining, interesting programing... so why is this amazing show "The Profit" buried on CNBC late evenings? Comon' NBC... put some money into this guaranteed winner programme. Sell adverts for it... rewards to The Profit are earned and past due for its excellent content. I luckily found out about it on the internet. You don't bother to advertise live during Squawk Box or American Greed (the only 2 shows I look at on your station... now + The



    2nd COMPLAINT: Please seriously consider expanding The Profit to at least 45 min so that more of state-of-existing-biz can be about 5 min more; and Owner profile can be included with more than its current very brief paragraph. A bit more about the place and the people managing it BEFORE Marcus comes initiates any upgrades and logistic corrections.

    3rd COMPLAINT: After this programme's amazing viewer kudos... pls SERIOUSLY consider commissioning it for a proper series by ADDING 2 or 3 more shows per series ??moreless
  • One of the few good shows on tv

    10
    This show is great, i love diving into each story and getting to see how the businesses improve. Excellent show.
  • tonights show

    7.5
    I think you hit the nail on the head with the brother in law just wanting a pay check and not wanting to do any of the work. He needs to know what the reality of life. I enjoy your show/ program ever night i watch.

    The only thing I wish is that I had a business that I could have someone to be a partner with like you.
  • Everyone who watches profits!

    10
    Instead of a shark tank of "successful" business people smugly sitting back & condescending to listen to the best-hustled pitch they will deign to buy into, what we have here is something like the the businessman's version of "Kitchen Nightmares," where the guy with the money offers to buy into one hard-up but potentially lucrative small business after the other, provided he has absolute control for a week before he commits 100%. And once he's in there, he works nonstop & positively to help honest business owners realize & overcome their difficulties and even their professional shortcomings so as to quintuple the size of their business. What I really love about this guy is the way he demands & dishes out total honesty on the one hand while being fully able to sort out the guff of honest people from that of the liars on the other. THE MOST UNBORING PROGRAM ON TV, BAR NONE!!!moreless
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