Sharknado 2 Ratings Devour Original, Set Syfy Record

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Sharknado 2 devoured everything in its path last night, including last summer's original.

According to a Syfy press release, the sequel garnered 3.9 million total viewers, a 180% increase from the first Sharknado, with 1.8 million of those households between the ages of 25-54.

It is now the most-watched original movie in Syfy history.

Sharknado 2 Scene

If you somehow missed it, Syfy will unleash Sharknado 2 again Saturday, August 2 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 3 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

The ridiculous(ly awesome) movie brings back Ian Ziering and Tara Reid from the original and also includes Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer and Judah Friedlander.

Among the more notable cameos: Perez Hilton, Biz Markie, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Kelly Osbourne and Richard Kind. Ironically, Judd Hirsch was a hit as the taxi driver and Robert Hayes was piloting the plane before all shark broke loose.

And in case you're wondering: yes, Sharknado 3 has already been ordered.

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