Netflix Proves Ready for Theaters with ‘Ridiculous 6’ Trailer Success

Adam Sandler The Ridiculous 6 Netflix
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Although Netflix is new to the feature film world, the streaming giant is successfully capturing millions of eyes with each trailer launch. The upcoming Adam Sandler comedy western “The Ridiculous 6” ranked third relative to all active films this week, after social account launch and trailer release.

Within the first seven days online “The Ridiculous 6’s” trailer sparked over 3 million engagements, tracking within 10% of Netflix’s first feature film trailer launch a few weeks ago for “Beasts of No Nation.” Although dramatically different genres, Netflix’s trailer launch method has proven successful to date.

“The Ridiculous 6” debuted on the leaderboard alongside a frenzy of highly anticipated fall franchise films this week – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part II,” and “Spectre,” all gearing up for release within the next month.

Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) – Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR – Film measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind DAR, scroll to the bottom of the article.

Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) – Film
Weekly Top 5 Wednesday Oct 28, 2015 – Tuesday Nov 3, 2015

1 1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 5,439
2 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 3,237
3 The Ridiculous 6 3,066
4 3 The Night Before 2,631
5 5 Spectre 2,362

First time on the chart
Pinnacle Rank

Trending Wednesday Oct 28, 2015 – Tuesday Nov 3, 2015

The Ridiculous 6 3,066 +16,924%
The Brothers Grimsby 232 +4,192%
In the Heart of the Sea 1,527 +3,072%


Jason Klein is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ListenFirst Media, a data and analytics company providing insights for brands. ListenFirst aggregates data streams from a wide range of digital, social, and traditional marketing sources to help brands optimize business performance.


ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) – Film are a raw aggregate of daily engagements based on owned, earned and organic consumer behavior on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Wikipedia and YouTube. These engagements encompass metrics pertaining to audience growth, page/profile views, page-level and post-level interactions, hashtag volume and Wikipedia page views for all film pages (which provides a proxy for organic search volume).

Organic conversation volume is calculated based on the use of official hashtags, as well as those hashtags submitted directly from distributors. Only hashtags where conversation can be isolated to a specific film are included in the rating.

The Variety Weekly Top 5 and Trending leaderboards for film represent the 7-day (Wednesday – Tuesday) sum total of DAR for all US Domestic Films that have been publicly announced and slated for a commercial theatrical release. Films are rated daily from initial public announcement through 4 weeks post home entertainment street date. Festival films and other films not slated for a commercial theatrical release are excluded from this ranking cohort but available to be rated directly by ListenFirst Media.

The Trending leaderboard surfaces the three films that tracked the largest relative growth in DAR (from the previous 7-day measurement period), and are also in the top 25% based on absolute DAR.

ListenFirst monitors the official digital account owned by the film on each aforementioned platform (except for Wikipedia, where the title-specific profile is considered official). Only the U.S. version of a film’s digital presence is monitored; for platforms that support regional profiles like Facebook, the “Global” profile is considered the U.S. profile. Only profiles that can be attributed to the specific film contribute to the rating (i.e. engagements that happen on the profile are tracked, while engagements that happen on are not). For YouTube, in addition to any film-specific presence, content related to the film in question that originated on the parent company’s official YouTube channel is considered.

For other questions pertaining to methodology, contact ListenFirst Media.

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