Screen Junkies » shark week http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:27:19 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Highest-Ever ‘Shark Week’ Ratings Prove People Still Enjoy Sharks In Non-Tornado Form http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/highest-ever-shark-week-ratings-prove-people-still-enjoy-sharks-in-non-tornado-form/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/highest-ever-shark-week-ratings-prove-people-still-enjoy-sharks-in-non-tornado-form/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:50:09 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264059 Maybe they should spin off proprietary weeks for things like "vegans" or "candlemaking." This has legs.

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Discovery Channel‘s Shark Week seems to be one of those things that gets discussed, praised, and shared far more than it actually gets watched. You know, like the last season of Arrested Development and that fun little shark-related jaunt Sharknado.

Judging by last night’s ratings, people are actually watching Shark Week. More people watched last night’s debut of Shark Week than EVER WATCHED ANY TELEVISION BROADCAST IN THE HISTORY OF THE MEDIUM. Just kidding. The Super Bowl and that M*A*S*H* finale are still pretty save. But it was the highest rating ever in the 27-year history of the annual Discovery Channel event. 27 years? They grow up so quick. If Shark Week was a person, it would already have graduated college, gotten its MBA, then moved back in with its parents because of the shitty job market.

Last night, the premiere pulled in (or “reeled in” if you want to be that way about things) 3.825 million viewers. While it’s possible that this year’s premiere night line-up was realyl strong, and marketed perfectly, I think this can simply be chalked up to the power of social media. Shark Week is one of those dumb things that people get all fired up about on The Twitter and The Facebook, tune in for an aggregate hour or so, then forgot the whole thing exists until next year, when people start hashtagging #hammerheadstrong or something like that.

Still, it managed to give us this, so…congratulations Shark Week, on all your success:

(Variety)

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In Honor Of Shark Week, Here Are 9 Weak-Ass T.V. Sharks http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/in-honor-of-shark-week-here-are-9-weak-ass-t-v-sharks/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/in-honor-of-shark-week-here-are-9-weak-ass-t-v-sharks/#comments Mon, 01 Aug 2011 23:12:17 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=222939 You won't need a bigger boat.

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It’s Shark Week again on the Discovery Channel. In honor of the momentous occasion, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the weakest sharks to ever appear on the small screen. Shark Week, weak sharks: get it? Yeah you love it.

At any rate, here’s a look at the weakest, most pathetic sharks we could find.

The Dharma Shark (Ezra James Sharkington) – Lost

The Dharma Shark, which was jokingly named Ezra James Sharkington, is pretty much just a normal shark, save for the fact that the “Dharma” logo is imprinted on its back. Nothing is less bad-ass than corporate sponsorship.

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Andy Samberg Is Now In Charge Of ‘Shark Week’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/andy-samberg-is-now-in-charge-of-shark-week-on-discovery-channel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/andy-samberg-is-now-in-charge-of-shark-week-on-discovery-channel/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:43:18 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207958 All hail the king of the deep ocean. ALL HAIL ANDY SAMBERG!

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Not content with playing Adam Sandler’s son in an Adam Sandler movie (and who would be, honestly?) Andy Samberg has signed on as Chief Shark Officer for the Discovery Channel in their upcoming “Shark Week.”

Don’t worry. It’s not as dangerous as it sounds. Samberg will hosting a special, doing some bumpers, and possibly going into the drink himself. Samberg sounds quite excited about the idea, acknowledging the news by saying, “I’m overjoyed about being appointed CSO. Everyone loves Shark Week. It’s the Bill Cosby of week-long television blocks dedicated to sea animals.”

He then took four suitcases of money, two under each arm, and walked purposefully out of the room.

“Shark Week” is an annual week-long marathon of shark-themed programming on the Discovery Channel, having achieved a cult following in recent years, perhaps due to the advent of medicinal marijuana laws in several states, including, but not limited to, California and Colorado. It will premiere in late summer. (The Wrap)

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