Viral Video Predictions Of The Week: Cats, Cops and Cameras

Viral Video Predictions Of The Week: Cats, Cops and Cameras

This is week four of our Viral Prediction Chart where we try to guess what will go viral in the week ahead. We'll review any activity from the previous weeks and we've also chosen six new videos that we think are in with a chance. We're using Unruly Media’s viral video chart, which ranks the top videos in terms of shares globally as our statistical reference. We regard a video as 'viral' if it at the point of prediction has less than 250,000 total shares and receives a total of 1 million shares or more in 7 days as at Monday 12.00 noon GMT/BST each week.

We'll be looking at 6 videos we think will go viral in the next 7 days, and to get your prediction added, simply add a comment below and we'll track those in the chart the following Monday and let you know if it makes it according to our criteria.

Results for Predictions on March 31st 2014:

The most shared video from last week was Shakira - Empire with 442,393 shares to date. If all her other videos are an indication she will reach one million shares soon. The YouTube version has over 17mill views.

Viral Video Predictions for the Coming Week:

#1 Lucy TRAILER (2014) - Luc Besson, Scarlett Johansson Movie (Current 242,377 shares)

With 7.7Mill views so far on YouTube this very scary movie trailer is all set to viral.

#2 Crazy Time - Simon's Cat (Current shares: 173,853)

Because cat lovers share anything to do with cats. (This one is for Mark Robertson)

#3 Adorable 3 year old is very happy to dance! (Current shares: 39,069)

Because its been a couple of weeks since we included a child behaving like an teenager video.

#4 Sometimes Security Cameras catch a gem! (Current shares: 35,771)

With over 6.5Mill views on YouTube so far - this one very lucky FedEx driver is fun to watch.

#5 Amazing!! Street Performer Battles NYPD Cop (Current shares: 30,888)

No question - the Cop wins the battle with some awesome stunts.

#6 Best Classroom April Fools Prank Ever! (Current Shares: 627)

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  • Carlos Pacheco

    I guess paid views = viral nowadays? Easy to "predict" virals when you know there channel's paying for the views. Posts like this are the reason brands have unrealistic epectations from their content. I would expect a little more transparency from an "SEO" site.

    • Dave Holland

      Thanks Carlos - good point - I think the diffusion providers sometimes call it seeding.

  • Guest

    I guess paid views = viral nowadays? RE Simon's Cat?

    • Carla Marshall

      Paid views form a part of many branded campaigns these days.