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.
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 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.