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Verne Gay

Here's, briefly, who I am: I've been with Newsday since 1989, and have written about virtually every show, personality, development, controversy, and network over those years. Most of this has been sheer joy. Some of it has been sheer torture. And all of it, for better or worse, adds up to one thing: I know a lot more about the wonderful business of television entertainment than even I care to admit.

'Sharknado 2' ratings were fine, just not spectacular

Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) battles a shark on

(Credit: AP / Syfy)

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" was seen by ... drum roll ... another drum roll ... oh, why not? Let's go and roll the drums one more time, shall we?

.... 3.9 million viewers.

Perspective: Good, very good, and in fact easily double the number of last summer's fluke hit, "Sharknado."  And while not spectacular, almost certainly good enough for SyFy -- for which this set a record --...

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