“Cobra Kai” and “Encanto” finished 1-2 in the streaming ratings for the second consecutive week, while “The Witcher” topped 1 billion minutes watched for the fourth time in four weeks since the release of its second season, according to figures released by Nielsen Thursday.
Viewers spent 2.153 billion minutes watching the 40 episodes of the sequel to the 1984 film “The Karate Kid” from Jan. 3-9, 11.1% less than the 2.423 billion minutes watched the previous week, which was the first the 10-episode fourth season was available on Netflix.
One-third of “Cobra Kai’s” audience came from viewers ages 35-49, while 40% of its viewership was from multicultural households.
The animated musical “Encanto” was watched for 1.482 billion minutes, 32.6% less than the 2.198 billion minutes watched the previous week, the first full week it was available on Disney+.
“The Witcher” rose one spot to third, despite a 39.5% drop in viewership for the 16-episode Netflix fantasy drama from 1.827 billion minutes watched to 1.105 billion.
There were three programs in the latest top 10 that were not in the previous week, topped by the mystery drama miniseries “Stay Close,” fourth for the week with 988 million minutes watched of its eight episodes in the first full week they were available on Netflix.
The makeover series “Queer Eye” was seventh with 723 million minutes watched of its 52 episodes, including its 10-episode sixth season, which was in its first full week of release on Netflix.
“The Book of Boba Fett” was 10th with 563 million minutes watched of its two episodes on Disney+, 44.7% more than the 389 million minutes watched the previous week when only the premiere of the “Star Wars” space Western was available.
Dropping out of the top 10 were the Netflix romantic comedy “Emily in Paris,” the Amazon Prime Video epic fantasy series “The Wheel of Time” and the classic NBC comedy “Seinfeld,” which streams on Netflix.
“Encanto” and “The Book of Boba Fett” were the only non-Netflix programs in the top 10. There were eight Netflix programs in the previous week’s top 10, along with “Encanto” and “The Wheel of Time.”
The top 10 consisted of five original streaming series, two series that originally aired on a U.S. broadcast network, two movies and “CoComelon,” the 15-episode 3D animated series of videos of traditional nursery rhymes and original children’s songs that originated on YouTube.
The top 10 programs were “Cobra Kai”; “Encanto”; “The Witcher”; “Stay Close”; “Don’t Look Up”; “CoComelon,” “Queer Eye”; “NCIS”; “Criminal Minds”; and “The Book of Boba Fett.”
The figures reflect only television-set viewing, including such television-connected devices as Roku and Apple TV. Mobile-only viewing is not included in Nielsen’s streaming measurement systems..