Netflix has made three Adam Sandler movies so far, and Netflix users love him, to the tune of 5+ hours per subscriber.
Sandler was the first big movie star to lead the Netflix charge by signing a four-movie deal with the streaming giant, which has now been extended to eight movies. The films have largely been trashed by critics – see 0% Rotten Tomatoes score for “The Ridiculous 6” – but have been watched a lot by subscribers.
In an earnings letter Monday, Netflix said that since the launch of “The Ridiculous 6” in December 2015, subscribers have “spent more than half a billion hours enjoying the films of Adam Sandler.” Over 500 million hours! Netflix said it will cross the 100 million subscriber mark this weekend, so a conservative estimate puts how much Sandler people are watching at 5+ hours per subscriber.
Admittedly, this is a rough guide. Certain subscribers come and go, so Netflix’s total amount of subscribers, since the end of 2015, is likely greater than 100 million. But still, it speaks to the incredible amount of time Netflix users have spent.
“We continue to be excited by our Sandler relationship and our members continue to be thrilled with his films,” Netflix wrote in the letter. Given these stats, it’s easy to see why.