‘Cobra Kai’ Top Rising Show, ‘Lucifer’ Again Top Binge on TV Time Charts

YouTube’s “Cobra Kai” was the top rising show, while Netflix’s “Lucifer” was again the top binge on the TV Time charts for the week ended Aug. 30.

Sony Pictures Television-produced “Cobra Kai,” which moved to Netflix from YouTube Premium, is a continuation of the “Karate Kid” franchise that began in 1984 and spawned three sequels and a remake. The show is set 35 years after the All Valley Karate Tournament that saw Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) defeat Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), and finds down-on-his-luck Johnny seeking redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. The raises the ire of Daniel, who now runs a successful car dealership but struggles to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of Mr. Miyagi.

Season five of top binge “Lucifer” hit Netflix Aug. 21. The fantasy series follows Lucifer’s exploits on Earth.

Taking the silver on both charts was Netflix’s “Trinkets,” season two of which debuted Aug. 25. It follows three teenage girls who find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifters Anonymous meeting and form an unlikely friendship. The series i​s based on the young adult novel by screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith (Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s the Man), who serves as creator and executive producer.

“The Umbrella Academy,” the second season of which hit screens July 31, dropped to No. 3 (from No. 2) on the binge chart for the week. The series, based on the comic books of the same name, follows a group of superheroes adopted at birth by a mysterious billionaire who face the end of the world. As season two begins, the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas over a three-year period starting in 1960.

Taking the bronze on the rising show chart was Netflix’s anime series “Aggretsuko” from global lifestyle brand Sanrio. Season three debuted Aug. 27. Frustrated with her thankless office job, the 25-year-old red panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out heavy metal karaoke after work. After overcoming lots of challenges in the previous seasons, Retsuko encounters an indie girl group “OTM Girls” and the group’s manager “Hyodo.”

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TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the service. The weekly “Binge Report” ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the app in a given day. The “Shows on the Rise” chart is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program. The network displayed is the network where the show first aired (e.g. “Friends” on NBC).

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 Top Binge Shows Week Ended Aug. 30 by Share of Binges:

  1. “Lucifer” (Netflix) — 9.38%
  2. “Trinkets” (Netflix) — 3.64%
  3. “The Umbrella Academy” (Netflix) — 2.44%
  4. “Modern Family” (ABC) — 2.06%
  5. “The Office” U.S. (NBC) — 1.41%
  6. “Friends” (NBC) — 1.38%
  7. “One Piece” (Fuji TV) — 1.23%
  8. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.22%
  9. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.02%
  10. “How I Met Your Mother” (CBS) — 0.97%


Top “Shows on the Rise” Week Ended Aug. 30 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “Cobra Kai” (YouTube) — 99%
  2. “Trinkets” (Netflix) — 97.1%
  3. “Aggretsuko” (Netflix) — 96.8%
  4. “Big Little Lies” (HBO) — 76.7%
  5. “The Resident” (Fox) — 58.5%
  6. “Hoops” (Netflix) — 54.8%
  7. “Biohackers” (Netflix) — 38%
  8. “Lovecraft Country” (HBO) — 27%
  9. “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC) — 20.8%
  10. “The Crown” (Netflix) — 20%

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