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Sharknado 2: The Second One Makes Network and Social Media History


Sharknado 2: The Second One Makes Network and Social Media History

Who watched “Sharknado 2: The Second One”? If you did, you weren’t alone. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Syfy sequel to the original so-bad-it’s-good film “Sharknado,” had a network record with 3.9 million viewers for its premiere, making it the most-watched movie in network history.

Making network history isn’t the only thing “Sharknado 2” accomplished. The film also became a Twitter magnet, getting 1 billion Twitter impressions according to SyFy’s metrics. If you were on Twitter, no doubt you were inundated with tons of tweets about the insanity that is sharks in tornadoes in big, populated cities. “Sharknado 2” was one of the trending topics on Twitter and will go down in social media history.

“Sharknado 2” owes its stellar opening to the original’s now-legendary status for being an awesomely bad movie, even by SyFy standards. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 1.6 million adults in the 18-49 demographic alone is more than the entire audience for the first film, which raked in 1.4 million viewers.

What do you think about “Sharknado 2” and its amazing debut? Were you a fan of the first one? Were you one of the thousands who populated social media with tweets and hashtags about “Sharknado 2”? Discuss the TV film below in the comments section!


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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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