Syfy’s premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One broke some serious television and social media records last night. You all have yourselves to thank/blame for that. The pop culture hit became the channel’s most watched original movie ever with 3.9 million total viewers and 1.6 million Adults 18-49. The movie also averaged 1.8 million Adults 25-54.
At one point, Sharknado 2 managed to hold 10 Twitter trending topics (say that 5 times fast) in the United States. There were more mentions of #Sharknado on the social network than…brace yourselves…#MileyCyrus on the day of MTV’s 2013 VMAs, #kimye on Kim and Kanye’s wedding day and #transformers4, #thelegomovie, #godzillamovie and #22jumpstreet on each movie’s worldwide premiere day and the film is estimated to have delivered over one billion Twitter impressions! ONE BILLION!
The film’s director Anthony C. Ferrante attributes the franchise’s success to multiple factors including, but not limited to, “a core audience that will seek this stuff out” as well as the film’s ” 11-year-old spirit,” but largely he feels that “it was a lot of different things. We just got a lot of different people. It’s a bipartisan movie, the left and right both embraced movie. There is nothing that anybody could pick apart in it and they just liked it.”
Sharknado 2 starred Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer and Judah Friedlander, with cameos including Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick, Perez Hilton, Judd Hirsch, Robert Klein, Kurt Angle, Salt N’ Pepa’s Pepa (Sandra Denton), Biz Markie, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Richard Kind, Kelly Oxford, Billy Ray Cyrus, Wil Wheaton and Robert Hays.
If you missed it the first time, or want to re-watch, Syfy is airing Sharknado 2 again Saturday, August 2 at 7PM and Sunday, August 3 at 9PM (ET/PT).
So how much time do you think until they announce details for Sharknado the Third: The Threequel? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!