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While the numbers for the movie are solid, it is another example that Twitter activity doesn't always correlate with TV ratings.
However, all the tweets and free publicity from news outlets looking to generate traffic by writing about "Sharknado" will likely mean the movie will continue to get decent ratings when Syfy repeats it.
"Sharknado" wasn't just for kids. The median age for "Sharknado" viewers was 46.8, according to Nielsen.
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