'Sharknado 2' Ratings Were Off the Charts, So Expect 'Sharknado 3' Next Year
If you spent last night having a nice night in with your television, chances are you probably tuned into Sharknado 2 on Syfy — based on the ratings, anyway. According to Vulture, the ratings for Sharknado 2: The Second One were huge, with the telecast raking in a total of 3.9 million viewers and a 1.3 rating during its first live airing. For some context, the first film (which garnered major attention on Twitter) only pulled in a total of 1.4 million viewers and a 0.4 rating, so 3.9 million views is a jump of about 138 percent between the first one and the second one. And yes — Sharknado 2: The Second One is still about a tornado full of sharks that terrorizes a major city in the U.S. That is literally the entire plot of the film.
(True confessions: I don't know about you, but I tuned in for Tara Reid's saw hand.)
Now, since the natural next move in Hollywood for any film that does well in the ratings or box office is to immediately produce a sequel, I have to wonder — does this mean that we should all expect a Sharknado 3? Ian Ziering did say in an interview that if the ratings were good, Sharknado 3 had already been greenlit, and Syfy already put up an official page for it, so it's confirmed. But, seriously, what would it even involve? There are only so many times and places a shark tornado can hit before people are just like, "UGH, not this again, I'm moving to Kansas."
Furthermore, what would it even be called? Sharknado 3: The Third One? Sharknado 3: Ian Ziering Should Just Leave the Country Because Why the Hell Do Shark Tornados Keep Following Him Around? Sharknado 3: Oh God Why Is This Happening Again? Sharknado 3: The Search For More Money? Just some title suggestions. (I expect a royalty check in the mail if any of these are used, Syfy.)