‘Cobra Kai’ Remains No. 1 on Parrot’s TV Charts for Second Week

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” remained No. 1 on both Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings and the data firm’s list of all TV shows for a second consecutive week the week ended Jan. 16.

With more viewers having had a chance to binge the third season since its Jan. 1 debut, “Cobra Kai” saw a 15% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 118.7 times the demand of an average TV series for the week.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart and slipped to No. 4 on the overall TV chart, with demand expressions down 24.7% and 74.1 times average demand.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained at No. 3, with 52.2 times average demand and expressions up 2.8%. It was No. 8 on the overall TV show list.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

After “Cobra Kai,” the No. 2 overall TV series was “Attack on Titan,” with 93.2 times average demand.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

Netflix: Third Season of ‘Cobra Kai’ Reaches Projected 41 Million Households in 28 Days

Netflix Jan. 12 disclosed that the third season of original series, “Cobra Kai,” is projected to be streamed by about 41 million subscribers households in 28 days since its Jan. 1, 2021 launch.

The tally, based on a subscriber streaming at least two minutes of an episode or movie, pales in comparison to Shonda Rhymes’ “Bridgerton,” which generated 63 million households since its Christmas Day debut; or “The Queen’s Gambit,” which attracted 62 million households in 28 days following its Oct. 23, 2020 launch.

Netflix said all three seasons of “Cobra Kai” have been seen by 73 million households worldwide. The streamer had 195 million subs through Sept. 30, 2020.

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“Cobra Kai,” which picks up 34 years after The Karate Kid and features original stars Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and John Kreese (Martin Kove) — the latter head of the Cobra Kai karate school. Pat Morita, who played Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid films, was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1985. Morita died in 2005 at the age of 73.

 

‘Cobra Kai’ Surges to No. 1 on Parrot’s TV Charts, Pushing ‘Mandalorian’ to No. 2

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” jumped to No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings for the week ended Jan. 9, and also took over the top spot on Parrot’s list of all TV shows, unseating “The Mandalorian,” which had held both spots for more than two months.

The jump comes as more people got a chance to watch the third season of the “Karate Kid” spinoff the week following its Jan 1 debut. “Cobra Kai” saw a 115% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, pushing it to 139.4 times the demand of an average TV series for the week. That’s the second-most dominant any show has been compared with other digital originals since Parrot in May 2020 switched to reporting a show’s comparison against average demand. The highest was “The Mandalorian” two weeks earlier after its second-season finale.

“Cobra Kai” previous hit the No. 1 spot for two weeks this past September, after the first two seasons moved from YouTube Premium to Netflix.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” slipped to No. 2 on both charts, with demand expressions down 17.6% as the excitement over the recent season begins to fade. It still had 98.3 times average demand.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained at No. 3, with 50.7 times average demand and expressions up 5.4%. It was No. 8 on the overall TV show list.

“The Mandalorian” continues to give a boost to other “Star Wars” properties, most notably the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which remained No. 4 on the digital originals chart with 42.3 times average demand, while expressions were down 11.2%.

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The biggest jump into the top 10 for the week was Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” which rose to No. 7 from No. 20 the previous week. Its fourth and final batch of eight episodes debuted Dec. 31, giving the supernatural series a 71.3% bump in demand expressions to push it to 34.9 times average demand.

A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

After “Cobra Kai” and “Mandalorian,” the No. 3 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 89.4 times average demand.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

‘Mandalorian’ Still No. 1 on Parrot’s TV Charts as ‘Cobra Kai’ Rises

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” topped Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings for the 11th straight week the week ended Jan. 2, and also held onto the top spot on Parrot’s list of all TV shows for a ninth week. It had 120.4 times the demand of an average TV series for the week after a 22% dip from the previous week’s peak in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

The action-packed finale of the second season of “The Mandalorian” debuted Dec. 18 and featured the return of a classic character that had fans gushing, and crying, all over the Internet, culminating in the show reaching a massive 154.7 times average demand the previous week before the buzz began to die down a bit.

“The Mandalorian” continues to give a boost to other “Star Wars” properties, most notably the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which dropped two spots to No. 4 on the digital originals chart with 48 times average demand, while expressions were down 8.2%. “Clone Wars” was the No. 9 overall TV series on Parrot’s rankings.

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Meanwhile, Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” jumped two spots to No. 2 on the digital originals chart, and No. 6 on the overall TV chart, rising to 65.4 times average demand with the premiere of the third season Jan. 1. Demand expressions were up 53.9%, indicating the show’s move from YouTube Premium to Netflix may have given it a huge boost. Its demand numbers should rise in the coming week as more people tune into the season, which was the No. 1 trending show on the streaming service.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained at No. 3, with 48.5 times average demand and expressions up 3.6%. It was No. 8 on the overall TV show list.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

After “Mandalorian,” the No. 2 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 92.4 times average demand.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

‘Cobra Kai’ Season 3 on Netflix Jan. 1, Renewed for Season 4

Netflix will premiere the third season of “Cobra Kai” on Jan. 1, 2021, and has renewed the Karate Kid spinoff for a fourth season.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the series is a continuation of the “Karate Kid” franchise that takes place 35 years after the events of the All Valley Tournament from the original 1984 film, as the rivalry between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and bad boy Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) continues into the next generation with the students of their competing dojos.

Season Three finds everyone reeling in the aftermath of the violent high school brawl that has put Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) in the hospital. While Daniel searches for answers in his past and Johnny seeks redemption, Johnny’s former sensei, Kreese (Martin Cove), further manipulates his vulnerable students with his own vision of dominance according to the ruthless Cobra Kai philosophy.

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The cast also includes Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand and Courtney Henggeler.

The first two seasons, which originally premiered through YouTube’s SVOD service, are now available for streaming on Netflix and on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Update (12/24/20): This story from Oct. 2 has been updated to reflect a change in release date from Jan. 8 to Jan. 1 announced Dec. 24.

‘Mandalorian’ Remains No. 1 on Parrot’s TV Charts; ‘Cobra Kai’ Surges

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” topped Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings for an eighth-straight week the week ended Dec. 12, and also held onto the top spot on Parrot’s list of all TV shows for a sixth week. It had 125.3 times the demand of an average TV series for the week but saw a 0.34% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

“The Mandalorian” continues to give a boost to other “Star Wars” properties, most notably the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which rose a spot to No. 3 on the digital originals chart with 51.2 times average demand, though expressions were down 9.9%. “Mandalorian” has been introducing fan favorite legacy characters into its storyline, such as a live-action version of “Clone Wars” character Ahsoka Tano, played by Rosario Dawson, who will be getting her own Disney+ spinoff show, among a huge slate of upcoming “Star Wars” content announced at Disney’s Dec. 10 investor day.

Hulu’s revival of the animated series “Animaniacs” remained at No. 2 on the digital originals chart. It had a 14.4% drop in demand expressions to give it 53 times average demand.

Netflix’s “The Crown” dropped a spot to No. 4 on the digital originals chart, grabbing 49.4 times average demand while expressions were down 19.8%.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” held steady at No. 5 on the digital originals chart, with 43.1 times average demand and expressions down 2.1%.

Most of the shows on the digital originals chart experienced a demand drop for the week, but not Netflix’s “Cobra Kai.” Thanks to a new season three trailer, demand for the “Karate Kid” spinoff spiked 75.6%, raising it six spots to No. 6 and giving it 41.5 times average demand.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

After “Mandalorian,” The No. 2 overall TV series remained “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 90.9 times average demand. Four digital originals cracked the overall top 10, with “Animaniacs” at No. 8, “Clone Wars” at No. 9 and “The Crown” at No. 10.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

Nielsen: ‘Cobra Kai’ Continues Netflix’s Weekly SVOD Chart Dominance

TV reruns and original programming helped Netflix stay atop and dominate Nielsen’s weekly SVOD chart for the period from Sept. 7 to 13, 2020. The streaming behemoth has swamped Nielsen’s chart since it first launched in September tracking desktop and connected TV viewing.

“Cobra Kai” again topped the chart with 1.65 billion minutes viewed, followed by Hilary Swank astronaut series “Away” with 1.36 billion minutes, and “Lucifer” with 1.12 billion minutes. Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” followed with 1 billion minutes. “Cobra Kai” is an original action comedy-drama series based on “The Karate Kid” movie franchise.

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The rest of the chart featured both network and pay-TV classic episodes, underscoring the SVOD market’s push to license popular TV shows, including “The Office,” “Criminal Minds,” “Greys Anatomy,” “NCIS” and “Shameless,” among others.

Rank SVOD Provider Program Name # of Episodes Minutes (Millions)
1 Netflix “Cobra Kai” 20 1,655
2 Netflix “Away” (2020) 10 1,366
3 Netflix “Lucifer” 75 1,120
4 Amazon “The Boys” 12 1,060
5 Netflix “The Office” 192 947
6 Netflix “Criminal Minds” 277 783
7 Netflix “Greys Anatomy” 361 705
8 Netflix “NCIS” 353 587
9 Netflix “Shameless” 121 556
10 Netflix “Sister, Sister” 70 432

Nielsen: ‘Mulan,’ ‘The Boys’ Enter Weekly Top 10 Streaming Chart

Netflix’s total domination of Nielsen’s weekly Top 10 streaming video chart ended for the period from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, when the Disney+ premium VOD release of Mulan and Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” debuted at No. 10 and No. 3, respectively. Netflix had filled all 10 spots on Nielsen’s chart since it launched a month ago.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” topped the chart with 2.17 billion minutes viewed, followed by Lucifer with 1.42 billion minutes and Prime Video’s “The Boys” with 891 million. “Cobra Kai” is an original action comedy-drama series based on “The Karate Kid” movie franchise.

The live-action movie remake Mulan, which Disney launched exclusively to Disney+ subscribers at a $29.99 purchase price, logged 525 million minutes — suggesting the PVOD (or Premier Access, as Disney calls it) release resonated stronger with consumers than expected.

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Scott Brown, GM of audience measurement at Nielsen, said the chart underscores the fact streaming video is growing in popularity. Brown said that among homes that can stream video, 25% of their TV viewing is spent accessing over-the-top content.

“Compelling content certainly helps to drive audiences to these streaming services,” Brown said in a statement, adding that the data showcases content’s appeal to diverse audiences.

“We look forward to the continued expansion of streaming measurement and providing the industry with this much-needed competitive insight,” he said.

  1. “Cobra Kai” (Netflix), 2.17 billion minutes viewed
  2. “Lucifer” (Netflix), 1.42 billion
  3. “The Boys” (Amazon), 891 million
  4. “The Office” (Netflix), 843 million
  5. “Criminal Minds” (Netflix), 675 million
  6. “Shameless” (Netflix), 639 million
  7. “Away” (Netflix), 631 million
  8. “Grey’s Anatomy” (Netflix), 616 million
  9. “The Legend of Korra” (Netflix), 541 million
  10.  Mulan (Disney+), 525 million

‘Mandalorian’ Back at No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” returned to the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Sept. 26. It was No. 2 the week before. The show’s recent bump comes after the Sept. 15 trailer for the second season, which premieres Oct. 30, as well as seven Emmy wins for the first season. “The Mandalorian” had 60.2 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, up 1.4%.

“Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” spinoff that was formerly a YouTube Premium original series before moving to Netflix, dropped a spot to No. 2 as the bounce the show received after moving to Netflix begins to wane, as the third season doesn’t bow until next year. The show had 58 times the demand of the average series, with expressions down 5.5% for the week.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” climbed to No. 3, with expressions climbing 1% to give the show 53 times average demand.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” slid a spot to No. 4. Demand expressions were down 9% to give the show 51.3 times average demand.

Netflix’s “Lucifer” was No. 5, with expressions down 6.7% to give the show 40.4 times average demand.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 87.9 times average demand. “Mandalorian” was No. 3 on the overall TV list.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

Netflix’s ‘Lucifer,’ ‘Cobra Kai’ Top Weekly Nielsen SVOD Rankings

Netflix dominated Nielsen’s weekly Top 10 SVOD rankings, again accounting for all 10 spots for the third consecutive week (Aug. 24 – 30) — or as long as Nielsen has published the chart tallying Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu and Netflix programming.

“Cobra Kai,” which Netflix acquired the two seasons of from YouTube Premium, tracked 1.4 billion minutes streamed across 20 episodes during its first three days available. The streamer is set to release a third season in 2021. That trailed more than 2 billion minutes streamed over 75 episodes of “Lucifer.”

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