Sharknado wins 2013 Viewers Voice Award for the “Most Outrageous Syfy Movie Title,” in Channel Guide’s annual reader poll.
Syfy’s Sharknado not only devoured the competition but also swallowed up social media the night of its premiere. The made-for-TV monster-disaster movie centered around a series of cyclones that hurled sharks into the Los Angeles area. The film was the most-discussed program of the night on Twitter, generating over 300,000 tweets — at its peak it was 80 tweets per second. Now there are T-shirts — “I Survived Sharknado” — and talks of a sequel.
Most Outrageous Syfy Movie Title — Winner: Sharknado
Chupacabra vs. the Alamo 17.1%
12 Disasters of Christmas 11.8%
Independence Day-Saster 8.3%
Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
Channel Guide Magazine, the only monthly print and online publication dedicated to making finding what to watch on TV fast and entertaining, published the ballot for its second annual Viewers Voice Awards in August 2013. Fans across the country cast their votes for the best and worst in cable TV in a variety of unusual categories.
Sharknado photo: Courtesy The Asylum