Sharknado summed up in 5 minutes. Spoiler warning!
ABC News – For TV fans who might have read about “Sharknado,” Syfy’s original movie, after it basically took over Twitter last night, but didn’t get a chance to see the film, a rep from the network has confirmed to ABC News that it will rerun the movie next Thursday at 7 p.m. EST. According to a release sent by Syfy, “Sharknado” was the network’s most social telecast ever since its launch in 1992. More than 111,000 people tweeted 318,232 times during the broadcast last night, said SGI, the company owned by Nielsen ratings. Tweets per minute during the broadcast reached 5,010, according to Topsy Pro. Celebrities even got into the mix with the likes of Patton Oswalt, Seth Myers, Erin Andrews, Mia Farrow, and even KFC from Barstool Sports tweeting about this instant phenomenon. “Sharknado” features “Beverly Hills 90210″ star Ian Ziering and “American Pie” darling Tara Reid, who have to move into action after sharks start falling from the skies, attacking unassuming people.
If you ask me, SyFy should have rerun this shit last Friday night. Should have capitalized right away on the Twitter frenzy that occurred last Thursday during the original airing. Its actually a pretty interesting case despite being such a dumb ass movie. SyFy didn’t really get impressive TV ratings but crushed it on Twitter. Obviously when you’re a TV network that pays the bills by garnering high TV ratings, thats kind of a problem. But at the same time just an interesting case study regarding the multiple ways which you can reach viewers and eyeballs with programming.
What the fuck am I talking about?? Lets relive the killing flying sharks with chainsaws! Lets relive Peter McAllister beating up sharks with barstools! Lets send fucking 10,000 tweets per minute tonight! Its Sharknado fever, all over again!