September 13, 2022
Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” topped the Whip Media chart of streaming originals among U.S. consumers the week ended Sept. 11.
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 charts 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” fell to 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.
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.
Falling from No. 2 to 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.
The miniseries “Devil in Ohio,” which started streaming on Netflix Sept. 2, landed at No. 4. The suspense thriller created by Daria Polatin is based on her book of the same name and follows a psychiatrist who takes in a refugee from a cult.
Landing at No. 5 was the anthology horror series “American Horror Stories,” streaming on Hulu.
Top Streaming Originals Among U.S. Consumers for the Week Ended Sept. 11:
- “Cobra Kai” — Netflix (Season Premiere)
- “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” — Disney+
- “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” — Prime Video
- “Devil in Ohio” — Netflix
- “American Horror Stories” — Hulu
- “Harley Quinn” — HBO Max
- “The Sandman” — Netflix
- “Only Murders in the Building” — Hulu
- “The Patient” — Hulu
- “See” — Apple TV+