Entertainment 'Cobra Kai' Bows on Nielsen's Top 10 SVOD Rankings With 1.4 Billion Minutes Watched in Just 3 Days
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"Cobra Kai" made it to the No. 2 slot on Nielsen's Top 10 SVOD rankings for the week of Aug. 24, with 1.4 billion minutes of the former YouTube series watched in its first three days after becoming available on Netflix.
The "Karate Kid" sequel series, which launched Seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix Aug. 28, was runner-up to "Lucifer," the Tom Ellis-led drama that debuted the first half of its fifth season on the streaming service Aug. 21,, maintaining its first-place position for the second consecutive week.
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The top media analyst at big credit ratings agency Moody’s said the SVOD world is splitting into two tiers and that smaller players like Discovery, AMC Networks and Lionsgate are “probably going to need to partner up in some fashion or be acquired … to achieve the girth necessary.” If not, said Moody’s Neil Begley, Senior VP, Corporate Finance Group, “They’ll be relegated, and that might be fine, to being a Tier 2 provider. But churn will be high and it will be hard to get the attention of folks as an SVOD platform on a standalone basis without having consistently superior content that attracts people in their own right.
Netflixand plans to launch the unaired Season 3 next year.
Nielsenearlier this month, beginning with results for the week of Aug. 3. Both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video series have been counted for the rankings, though Amazon shows have yet to rise up enough to make it onto the most-watched series chart. As of Thursday's report for the week of Aug. 24, Nielsen has added Disney+ and Hulu platforms to its count, though shows from neither streaming service made the Top 10 cut.
Below are Nielsen's Top 10 series for Aug. 24-Aug. 30.
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"Lucifer" (75 episodes): 2.007 billion minutes
"Cobra Kai" (20 episodes): 1.432 billion minutes
"The Office" (192 episodes): 919 million minutes
"The Legend of Korra" (52 episodes): 808 million minutes
"The Umbrella Academy" (20 episodes): 758 million minutes
"Grey's Anatomy" (361 episodes): 703 million minutes
"Criminal Minds" (277 episodes): 671 million minutes
"Shameless" (121 episodes): 637 million minutes
"NCIS" (353 episodes): 527 million minutes
"Cocomelon" (3 episodes): 336 million minutes
Nielsen hopes to add additional streaming platforms to this metric in the near future. Another goal would be cutting down the lag time from viewing to reporting.
As of June 30, 2020, Netflix had 72.9 million U.S. and Canadian subscribers. (That's how Netflix reports.) Amazon at last count reported 150 million Prime subscribers in January, though a Prime subscription includes retail perks like free two-day shipping, and doesn't break out U.S. subs from its global count. Netflix has more than 190 million members around the world.
AMC Networks’ SVOD Chief Miguel Penella To Oversee AMC+ In Expanded Role
AMC Networks said its president of SVOD Miguel Penella is expanding his role to add AMC+ to the portfolio of subscription video on demand services he oversees. The SVOD umbrella includes Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and UMC. (Shudder recently became the second of AMC Networks’ targeted SVOD services to surpass the one million subscriber mark, a year after Acorn did.) AMC+ is the new premium subscription bundle that brings together content from across the company’s brands.
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‘Cobra Kai’ Again Tops Nielsen U.S. Streaming Chart, Keeps ‘The Boys’ At Bay .
Netflix’s Cobra Kai has again topped the Nielsen U.S. streaming chart, racking up 1.655 billion streaming minutes from September 7-13. The Karate Kid update, which premiered on YouTube Premium before shifting to Netflix, has 20 episodes available spanning its first two seasons. In the previous week, Cobra Kai approached 2.2 billion streaming minutes. The streaming giant last week set January 8, 2021, as the premiere date for Season 3 and said Cobra Kai has been renewed for a fourth season.