The Sharknado Feeding Frenzy continued on Syfy when the film’s encore telecast on July 18 jumped 38% in total viewers, 29% in Adults 25-54, and 24% in Adults 18-49 versus the premiere on July 11. If you missed it once again, you have two more chances to right that wrong!
The movie also delivered 313K Adults 18-34, up 50% from the premiere, and was the most watched Original Movie in that demographic since Zombie Apocalypse in October 2011. (In the battle of zombies vs. sharks begun by Fulci, it’s good to see the undead remain on top!)
From 7-9PM (ET/PT), Sharknado averaged 1.9 million total viewers, 797K Adults 25-54, and 701K Adults 18-49. Fueling the unprecedented social media buzz, the movie was the #1 most tweeted program on cable Thursday night (excluding sports and special events).
Keeping up the Shark-Mentum, Syfy will repeat Sharknado on Saturday, July 27, at 9PM as part of an all-day Sharkathon movie festival from 9AM-5AM that will include such classics as Sharktopus, Two-Headed Shark Attack, and Swamp Shark.
Sharknado will also air on Saturday, August 22, at 7PM, leading into the Original Movie Ghost Shark, about a great white shark, tortured and killed by a fisherman, who returns as an unfriendly ghost to exact vengeance on the human race. The movie stars Mackenzie Postman and Richard Moll.
Read our original Sharknado review here and a Q&A with star Tara Reid and director Anthony Ferrante here. And in case you missed it, read about the first Sharknado sighting here!
As for Sharknado 2, this time the flying sharks will attack Manhattan. It will again be produced by The Asylum and is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in 2014.
Syfy also announced a special Twitter contest to help name the movie with an appropriate subtitle. Fans can tweet their suggestions to @SyfyMovies using #Sharknado. Syfy will select the best submission as the subtitle for Sharknado 2.
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