“Sharknado” Was A Bust

May 18, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (22) takes the ice before game three of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Sharknado dominated Twitter giving off the impression that everyone was watching. But apparently that wasn’t true and twitter traffic doesn’t mean views.

According to Business Week:

The movie blew up on Twitter last night, giving the impression that everyone with a TV was watching it. “Omg omg OMG ‪#sharknado,” Mia Farrow tweeted last night, while Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza joked that he was writing an article about how Sharknado would affect the 2016 elections. But were all these people actually watching? According to the Los Angeles TimesSharknado was watched by only 1 million people, which makes it a bust, even by Syfy standards. Most Syfy originals have an average viewership of 1.5 million people, with some getting twice that.

If you missed this SyFy Channel masterpiece, and the numbers suggest you did, we have the highlights compiled right here for you!

Topics: Sharknado

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    Why did they premiere it on Wednesday night? Saturday night is the night for SyFy mockbusters.

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