‘Cobra Kai’ Again Tops Weekly Whip U.S. Streaming Originals Chart

For a second consecutive week, Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” topped the Whip Media chart of streaming originals among U.S. consumers the week ended Sept. 18.

Season five of the martial arts comedy-drama started streaming Sept. 9. The series is based on the “Karate Kid” franchise, focusing on the characters more than 30 years after the original film.

Hit series “House of the Dragon” was not included in the streaming chart because it also airs on HBO linear TV in addition to streaming on HBO Max. On the linear TV plus streaming chart it would rank No. 2.

The Marvel Comics series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” remained at No. 2 on the streaming originals chart. The series began streaming on Disney+ in weekly episodes Aug. 18. It follows a lawyer specializing in cases involving superhumans who also becomes a superhero.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 21 million global users. The streaming originals chart rankings are determined by streaming original TV series with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app. The movie rankings are determined streaming movies with the greatest share of views in the given week, among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app.

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Remaining at No. 3 on the streaming originals chart was Prime Video’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” which started streaming Sept. 1. Dubbed the most-expensive TV season ever with a production budget of $715 million, the fantasy series is based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien and is set thousands of years before The Hobbit

Joining the chart at No. 4 was Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” season five of which began streaming Sept. 14. The dystopian series is based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood about a society in which fertile women are consigned to child-bearing slavery.

Landing at No. 5 was Netflix’s “Fate: The Winx Saga,” season two of which began streaming on Netflix Sept. 16. The live-action teen drama, about fairies at a magical boarding school, is based on the animated Nickelodeon series “Winx Club.”

Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Sept. 18:

  1. “Cobra Kai” — Netflix
  2. “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” — Disney+
  3. “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” — Prime Video
  4. “The Handmaid’s Tale” — Hulu (Season Premiere)
  5. “Fate: The Winx Saga” — Netflix (Season Premiere)
  6. “Harley Quinn” — HBO Max
  7. “The Patient” — Hulu
  8. “Love Is Blind” — Netflix
  9. “See” — Apple TV+
  10. “Only Murders in the Building” — Hulu

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