Syfy's 'Sharknado' Mania Continues as Encore Telecast July 18 Leaps 38 Percent in Total Viewers

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July 19th, 2013


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NEW YORK – July 19, 2013 – The Sharknado Feeding Frenzy continued on Syfy when the encore telecast on July 18 jumped 38 percent in total viewers, 29 percent in Adults 25-54 and 24 percent in Adults 18-49 versus the premiere broadcast on July 11.


The movie also delivered 313K Adults 18-34, up 50 percent from the premiere and the most watched original movie in that demographic since Zombie Apocalypse in October 2011.


From 7-9PM (ET/PT), Sharknado averaged 1.9 million total viewers, 797K Adults 25-54 and 701K Adults 18-49.


Fueling the unprecedented social media buzz, the movie was the #1 most tweeted program on cable Thursday night (excluding sports and special events).

Keeping up the Shark-Mentum, Syfy will repeat Sharknado Saturday, July 27 at 9PM as part of an all-day Sharkathon movie festival from 9AM-5AM that will include such classics as Sharktopus, Two-Headed Shark Attack and Swamp Shark.


Sharknado will also air on Saturday, August 22 at 7PM, leading into the Original Movie Ghost Shark, 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 Postman and Richard Moll.


Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.(Syfy. Imagine greater.)



  • Samuel

    Now THIS is impressive.

  • AJ

    Seriously? The movie was terrible – one of the worst on SyFy. I know SyFy makes these movies to be bad, but this one was just terrible.

    Seriously, has there EVER been a tornado/water spout or hurricane that has carried marine animals that large inland?

    Whomever wrote the movie should be dragged to the ocean and eaten by sharks.

  • Harma

    I watched it, haven’t laughed so hard in a long time

  • david

    I watched it again and enjoyed it. I laughed again at the idea of a tornado full of sharks that eat people whole.

  • david

    Oh yah and good to see the repeat of it did alot better in total viewers too. So all the talk over the past week on the news help people to check out the movie.

  • buttondiet

    I liked the first 20 minutes, but after that the comedy seemed to be gone the movie took itself it little too seriously.

  • rhembo

    Science fiction has to follow some rules…1st it’s meteorically impossible for hurricanes to form over the U.S west coast..the oceans are too cold…2nd…fish can’t be pulled up and dropped on dry land…3rd they’d be more concerned about getting back into water so as not to asphyxiate (gills) than consuming anything. Even as a farce it wasn’t that funny or satirical.

  • steve-a

    I think they were tornados, not hurricanes. Hurriances can form off the west coast, they just move westward.

  • Nigel

    This is a a campy cult film. If you are trying to “debunk” it… Well, I can’t even help you.

  • Ryan

    **Edit on #2) I mean entire uncommon…it is rare, but not unheard of.**

    I am actually more worried about those little propane bombs disrupting those tornados…If this is possible, they wouldn’t be anywhere close to powerful enough…

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  • a p

    When will Hulu get it, Must rank with”Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or Plan 9 from Outer Space”.

  • Derrick

    i knew the encore would do better.

  • Kim

    Air again on Sat. Aug. 22??? Ummm…..check your dates! Lol!

  • City Kitty

    I laughed my ass off watching this.

    Total camp and total fun!

    Bravo SyFy!

  • cimmer

    Of course it jumped, everyone was talking about how ‘bad’ it was, people have a tendency to watch rubberneck at accidents too. My only concern (well not only) with Sharknado 2 etc is that Syfy decides they can make a steady diet of this, worse movies ever type scenario; I mean if you thought the Syfy movies were ‘bad’ before, Sharknado etc is a whole new level of ‘bad’. Can you run a network on shows that are so ‘bad’ they’re ‘good’? I don’t know, watching Syfy these past years has been an interesting experience in watching them experiment with that concept. ;)

  • Joseph Duffy

    It’s Science FICTION it doesn’t have to be possible or realistic, just fun.

  • TV Viewer

    Taking seriously any movie where they destroy a water spout by dropping bombs in it, is a waste of time.

    It was not to be discussed how plausible it was from a science point of view, just like Dinocroc or Sharktopus were made to be low budget comedy films, with really cheap special effects.

    SyFy is going to make Ghost Shark next, and they should make a movie about a “shark from another planet” coming to earth in a water-filled spacecraft; a sharkalien is a frequently used term when combining shark and alien.

    SyFY is the present day verision of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

  • Other than THAT Mrs. Lincoln how was the play?


    SHARKACANE heads for New York City spawing a dozen SHARKANDOs after scooping up tens of thousands of sharks off the Florida coast and the day is saved by a flying drone like robot shark called TINFINS (from cartoon Sealab 2021) TINFINS eats the sharks out of midair being remote piloted by Wil Smith and Jeff Goldblum to add star power.

    Also the cast of Glee will appear to do a number honoring Corey Monteith whos final 2 tweets were about Sharknado before he croaked.

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