You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

TV

Advertisement
Associated Press
In this image released by Syfy, Ian Ziering, as Fin Shepard, battles a shark on a New York City street in a scene from "Sharknado 2: The Second One". (AP Photo/Syfy)

'Sharknado 2' whipped up storm of viewers, tweets

Associated Press
This image released by Syfy shows a scene from "Sharknado 2: The Second One." (AP Photo/Syfy)
Associated Press
In this image released by Syfy, Ian Ziering, as Fin Shepard battles a shark on a New York City subway in a scene from "Sharknado 2: The Second One." (AP Photo/Syfy)

– Syfy says its sequel to the horror spoof "Sharknado" snapped up 3.9 million viewers Wednesday night.

The film, officially titled "Sharknado 2: The Second One," nearly tripled the 1.37 million viewers who saw last summer's premiere of the original "Sharknado" film.

Meanwhile, Nielsen estimates that 5.5 million people saw one or more of the 581,000 tweets posted during the airing. At one point, the film held all top 10 trending topics in the United States. By comparison, 318,000 tweets about the first "Sharknado" film were posted when it premiered last July.

In campy fashion, "Sharknado 2" moved the action from Los Angeles to New York City, which was besieged by its own fearsome storm of rain and falling sharks.

Syfy said the film will air again Saturday and Sunday.

Advertisement