Sharknado 2 Takes Much Bigger Chomp Out of Ratings, Up 180% Vs. Original

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It appears the sharks weren’t the only ones who came back for seconds.

Syfy’s Sharknado 2: The Second One on Wednesday night sucked 3.9 million total viewers into its vortex — making it the cabler’s most watched original movie ever — with 1.6 mil landing in the extra-tasty 18-49 demo, up 180 percent versus the original telepic.

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TVLine readers gave the over-the-top follow-up an average grade of “B+.”

The original Sharknado drew 1.4 million total viewers with its initial airing, with 570K landing in the demo. (Its first two encores then added 1.9 milliion and a 2.1 million total viewers, respectively.)

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