Sharknado Hits Viewership Highs in Third Airing

Sharknado Hits Viewership Highs in Third AiringI'm not sure what it is about Sharknado, but we can't get enough of it. And neither, apparently, can the rest of America! Check out these stats from its third airing on Syfy.

From the Press Release:
Powered by Igniter-driven social media buzz and unprecedented press coverage, the Shark Feeding Frenzy continued on Syfy Saturday night, July 27, when the global sensation Sharknado feasted on new ratings records among total viewers, Adults 18-49, and Adults 25-54 – in its third airing.

Sharknado consumed 2.1 million total viewers, 863K Adults 25-54, and 791K Adults 18-49, while averaging a 1.4 household rating from 9-11PM (ET/PT), becoming the most watched Original Movie encore in Syfy history.

The movie’s audience has continued to climb from the July 11 premiere (1.4 million total viewers) and the initial encore on July 18 (1.9 million total viewers).

Sharknado ranked as the #1 movie of the day on cable among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. Fueled by Sharknado, Syfy was the #3 network in the 9-11PM (ET/PT) time period on television (broadcast and cable) among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.

Syfy’s all-day July 27 Sharkathon movie festival from 9AM-5AM, which included classics such as Sharktopus, Two-Headed Shark Attack, and Swamp Shark, swallowed 1.1 million total viewers (up 50 percent), 391K Adults 25-54 (up 32 percent), and 352K Adults 18-49 (up 45 percent), versus the year-to-date time period average.

Sharknado will have its FINAL airing of summer 2013 on Thursday, August 22, at 7PM (ET/PT), leading in to the premiere of the Original Movie Ghost Shark at 9PM (ET/PT). Ghost Shark is 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 Rosman (7th Heaven) and Richard Moll (Night Court).

There will be a special midnight screening of Sharknado in more than 200 select theaters nationwide on Friday, August 2.

Sharknado 2 will hit New York City in July 2014 on Syfy.

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!


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frank_dracman's picture

Wow. When people are starved for original, entertaining content and you throw them a cracker they're all over it. Don't get me wrong, I liked it too. I just hope they learn something from this and continue to bring us original, fantastic garbage like this. It wasn't successful because it was a shark movie, it was successful because it hit that sweet spot between self aware and flat out stupid. Camp done right, if you will.

And how exactly do you "Torture a shark"? I swear we're going to see a movie where a shark knocks on the door like that old SNL skit.

Submitted by frank_dracman on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:05pm.

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