Believe it or not geeks, the ‘Sharknado’ fan base is growing with the rest of the world shaking their heads in utter disbelief. Syfy is laughing all the way to be bank with the release of the sequel, “Sharknado 2: The Second One“. This is a strategy that is working very well it seems, more and more people are checking out the Sharknadoness purely out of curiosity. The second installment is officially the network’s most watched original movie after it gaining approximately 3.9 million viewers during its premiere on Wednesday, July 30. Compared to the first installment which gained 1.4 million viewers when it was premiered in July 2013, it’s safe to say that Syfy has yet another humdinger on their hands.
The first installment of the disaster movie franchise was a mega hit with the help of social media giant Twitter. Discussions by celebrities and many horror geek communities created a trending phenomenon that secured the cult status of the first installment. Over 318,000 tweets were created by 112,000 users during the time of the previous movie. According to Nielsen’s Twitter TV ratings, the second installment featured strongly again, generating over 581,000 related tweets from 188,000 authors. Wow, the power of social media is a force to be reckoned with.
I’m not sure if this achievement is something to be proud of or not, but “Sharknado” fans will surely enjoy what’s in store from what I have heard so far. The rest of the world will probably ignore the stormy shark invested windy waters and watch something else.
Check out what the fuss is all about with scheduled re-runs set to be aired on Saturday, August 2 at 7 P.M. ET and Sunday, August 3 at 9 P.M. ET.
Sharknado 2: The Second One Synopsis:
“A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April can save the Big”
Here is the official trailer for “Sharknado 2: The Second One”