Obamacare Shoppers: 106,185 – Sharknado Viewers: 1,000,000

By Michael W. Chapman | November 13, 2013 | 4:30pm EST

"Sharknado" movie promotional image. (AP)

(CNSNews.com) – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that in the 4-plus weeks since the Obamacare health insurance exchanges opened, only 106,185 people had selected a plan, which is far lower than administration expectations and substantially lower than some other events in American life, such as the viewership of the B-movie Sharknado, which topped 1 million.

The Obamacare health exchanges opened on Oct. 1. The main site, HealthCare.gov, has been plagued with technical problems from the outset.  With only 106,185 people who have selected a plan as of Nov. 2, that equals 3,217 enrollees a day -- and that includes the numbers for the state exchanges as well as the federal exchange.

President Barack Obama and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

Sharknado, a SyFy cable movie about man-eating sharks projected through a tornado, debuted on July 11. According to The Atlantic, a little over 1 million people tuned into the flick. That’s about 10 times more than the number of people who selected a health plan through the Obamacare exchanges.

Although Sharknado pulled in more people than the Obamacare exchanges, the preview was considered a bust, said The Atlantic,  because most SyFy original movies garner about 1.5 million viewers.

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