Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Cobra Kai’ Ups Weekly Minutes Viewed to More Than 1.9 Billion

The fifth season of Netflix original series “Cobra Kai” continues to resonate with household streamers, generating more than 1.9 billion minutes viewed across 50 episodes to top Nielsen’s weekly top 10 streaming chart through Sept. 18.

The sequel to the “Karate Kid” movies held off high-powered competitors such as Prime Video’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” with 988 million minutes across four episodes, and HBO Max’s “Game of Thrones” prequel, “House of the Dragon,” with 960 million minutes across five episodes.

The original “Thrones” continues to generate viewers, tracking 700 million minutes across 73 episodes.

Notably, Netflix’s weekly domination of the Nielsen chart, which shrunk to 50% share last week (ended Sept. 11), inched back up to 60%. Nielsen tracks the viewership minutes of content from Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Prime Video, Hulu and Apple TV+.

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Rank SVOD Provider Program Name No. of Episodes Minutes Streamed (Millions)
1 Netflix Cobra Kai 50 1,918
2 Prime Video “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” 4 988
3 HBO Max “House of The Dragon” 5 960
4 Netflix “In the Dark” 51 825
5 Netflix “The Crown” 40 796
6 Netflix “Cocomelon” 18 785
7 HBO Max “Game of Thrones” 73 700
8 Netflix “Sins of Our Mother” 3 661
9 Netflix “NCIS” 354 635
10 Disney+ Thor: Love and Thunder 1 621

Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, and Apple TV+), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.