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'Sharknado 2' breaks ratings records for Syfy and has limited release in cinemas

Syfy's campy horror flick "Sharknado 2: The Second One" (which premiered on the network on July 30, 2014) became the highest-rated original Syfy TV-movie to premiere on Syfy. According to the Nielsen Company, the premiere of "Sharknado 2: The Second One" had 3.9 million U.S. viewers. That's triple the number of people (1.369 million U.S. viewers) who tuned in to the premiere of "Sharknado" when it premiered on Syfy in July 2013. Although those numbers are modest by broadcast-network standards, the "Sharknado" movies (which are about tornadoes of sharks) have become Internet sensations, by becoming a top trending topics on Twitter and Google every time a "Sharknado" movie premieres.

"Sharknado 2: The Second One"
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Meanwhile, "Sharknado 2: The Second One" will be released for one night only (Aug. 21, 2014, at 8 p.m. local time) at participating U.S. cinemas. More information and ticket purchases can be found at the Fathom Events website or at the box offices at the participating theaters. Fathom Events fans will also get a sneak peek into the making of "Sharknado 2: The Second One" with 10 minutes of exclusive, never-before-seen footage including a look into the special effects, hilarious bloopers and more. The first "Sharknado" movie also had a one-night-only release in participating U.S. cinemas.

“Sharknado 2: The Second One” is the story of a freak weather system that turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites. The first "Sharknado" movie was set in Los Angeles. "Sharknado" cast members Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return for "Sharknado 2," which also stars Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer, Judah Friedlander and Kelly Osbourne.