“Cobra Kai” drew some impressive streaming numbers following the series’ Season 5 debut last month.
Netflix’s hit series and pop-culture phenomenon had a good week following the debut of the show’s fifth season on the streaming service. Nielsen released its latest Streaming Top Ten chart for the week of September 5-11, and “Cobra Kai” managed to rank No. 1 on the charts for the week.
“Cobra Kai” Tops Netflix SVOD Chart
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Cobra Kai” managed to unseat Amazon Prime Video’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” from its previous No. 1 slot.
As THR notes, the latest Nielsen SVOD chart shows four titles from four different platforms all topping over a billion minutes of viewing time in the United States for the one-week period. “Cobra Kai” topped the chart this week with 1.74 billion minutes of viewing time. That is based on the show’s currently available 50 episodes.
The Disney+ debut of Marvel’s hit sequel, “Thor: Love and Thunder,” came in second overall with 1.5 billion minutes of viewing time. Coming in at No. 3 was Netflix’s “Devil in Ohio” with 1.38 billion minutes. “The Rings of Power” finished with 1.2 billion minutes at No. 4.
Lastly, “House of the Dragon” on HBO Max racked up 1.02 billion viewing minutes. This is the first time four separate titles from four different streaming platforms drew over a billion viewing minutes on Nielsen’s SVOD Top Ten (Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO Max).
Marvel’s “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” also made an appearance in the Nielsen Top 10 SVOD for Streaming Originals with 493 million viewing minutes. Netflix’s “The Crown” also re-entered the rankings for the week, following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8.
The Nielsen SVOD charts only measure viewing on television sets in the U.S. Also, viewing time on computers or mobile devices is not measured for the rankings.
Will The Show Get A Sixth Season?
Netflix released the fifth season of “Cobra Kai” on September 9. Picking up after the end of the All Valley Tournament, Season 5 sees Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) looks to expand his Cobra Kai empire and make his style of karate the only game in town. Also, with Sensei Kreese (Martin Kove) in jail, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) seeks to repair some of the damage he has caused. Meanwhile, the original “Karate Kid,” Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) seeks help from an old friend.
The question remains if the show will get renewed for a sixth season. Netflix has yet to announce another season. However, the creators informed Variety following the launch of Season 5 last month that they are already mapping out Season 6.
Co-creator Jon Hurwitz also mentioned on his Twitter in August that Season 6 has not yet been written, but the writers will be getting to work on it after they wrap filming the upcoming TV series, “Obliterated.” However, Hurwitz wrote that they have “lots of kickass ideas already percolating” for Season 6.
— Jon Hurwitz (@jonhurwitz) August 21, 2022
There is also the question of the new “Karate Kid” movie that Sony Pictures is developing and how that fits in with “Cobra Kai,” considering the show stars multiple actors from the original films. According to Variety, the new film is supposed to be a return of “the original ‘Karate Kid.'” It’s scheduled for a June 7, 2024 theatrical release.
“Cobra Kai” Season 5 is streaming now on Netflix.