SYFY SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIE MEGA PIRANHA FEASTS ON NEARLY 2.2 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS DURING SATURDAY, APRIL 10 PREMIERE, MOST WATCHED MOVIE OF 2010
New York, New York - April 14, 2010 - The Syfy Saturday Original Movie Mega Piranha feasted on nearly 2.2 (2.156) million total viewers during its premiere on Saturday, April 10, at 9PM (ET/PT), making it the channel's most watched movie of 2010.
Mega Piranha also devoured 1.07 million Adults 25-54 - the highest in this demo for a Saturday Original Movie since Megafault in October 2009 - along with 807,000 Adults 18-49.
In 2010, Syfy Saturday Original Movies are up 8% in Adults 25-54 versus 2009, based on Live + Same viewing data.
In Mega Piranha, Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch), Paul Logan (Megafault) and1980s singing sensation Tiffany form an unusual alliance to stop a mutant strain of giant ferocious piranhas that have escaped from the Amazon and are eating their way to Florida. Produced by David Michael Latt, David Rimawi and Paul Bales. Directed and written by Eric Forsberg.
The next Syfy Saturday Original Movie will be Mothman, premiering Saturday, April 24, at 9PM (ET/PT). In Mothman, starring Jewel Staite (Firefly, Stargate Atlantis), the legendary West Virginia monster returns to exact revenge on five childhood friends who covered up an accidental killing.
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