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 Times
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.