UPDATED: "Sharknado" is trending, and the Syfy thriller's abundant cheesiness was studied Friday morning by "Today" and "Good Morning America."

Yes, "Sharknado" could be one of the worst movies ever made -- and it could be entertaining for that reason.

Syfy trumpeted that the movie generated nearly 5,000 tweets a minute and 387,000 social mentions (97 percent of them via Twitter with the top hashtags #sharknado and #syfy).

Syfy will repeat "Sharknado" at 7 p.m. Thursday.

But the movie starring Tara Reid, Ian Ziering and flying sharks didn't hook a big audience when it premiered Thursday night. The movie drew 1.4 million viewers.

A rerun of "The Big Bang Theory" pulled in 8.2 million viewers. Other top finishers for the night were on CBS: "Two and a Half Men" with 6.8 million viewers and "Big Brother" with 6.2 million. The best showings on other networks came from "Hell's Kitchen" on Fox with 5.3 million viewers and ABC's "Rookie Blue" with 5.2 million.

The broadcast network averages: CBS with 6.1 million, ABC with 4.6 million, Fox with 4.1 million, NBC with 3.9 million and The CW with 550,000. CBS and Fox tied for leadership in the 18-to-49 age group.

In Orlando, "Sharknado" was No. 35 for the night with 35,500 viewers.

The night's most-watched show was a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" with 126,700 viewers. No. 2 was a live telecast of "Big Brother" with 102,000 viewers. Nick Uhas was ejected from the house.

No. 3 was "Hell's Kitchen" with 95,600 viewers. Rounding out the top five were two ABC series: "Wipeout" with 94,600 and "Rookie Blue" with nearly 86,000.

The top programs in the 18-to-49 age group were "Hell's Kitchen," "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS, "Big Brother," a 9 p.m. "Big Bang" rerun on TBS and "Wipeout."

"Sharknado" was No. 27 in that count.

But Orlando viewers really adore Sheldon Cooper.