Hot Sheet: Cobra Kai defeats Stranger Things in digital demand

HBO's Game of Thrones maintains its lead on the overall TV demand chart for the week of Sept. 12 to 18.

Netflix’s Cobra Kai season five sparred its way to the top of the digital originals chart, officially dethroning Stranger Things.

The sequel series (pictured) to the Karate Kid film franchise came in at No. 1 on the digital originals and No. 3 on the overall TV chart for the week of Sept. 12 to 18, according to Parrot Analytics. Season five, which began streaming on Netflix on Sept. 9, was 28 times more in demand in Canada for the week – a higher number than the previous week’s 20.18.

Netflix’s Stranger Things ranked at No. 2 on the digital originals list and No. 4 on the overall TV chart, with the same rating as Cobra Kai‘s at 28 – a slightly lower figure than the previous week’s 29.71.

HBO’s Game of Thrones ousted the hit Netflix series from the overall TV chart at the beginning of this month and has continued to top the chart since. The fantasy drama came in at No. 1 on the overall TV chart and was 37.7 times more in demand for the week – a slight decrease compared to the previous week’s 38.56. Its prequel series, House of the Dragon, followed suit on the chart with a rating of 32.7.

Meanwhile, AMC’s Better Call Saul maintained its spot at No. 4 on the overall TV chart, despite a lower rating of 27.4 compared to the previous week’s 32.85.

Rounding out the digital originals list are Hulu original The Handmaid’s Tale (25.7) at No. 3, followed by Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso (22.3), and Disney+’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (21.7).

See the chart from Parrot Analytics below for the top 10 digital originals and overall TV series demand in Canada.

Top 10 Digital Originals: Canada

1. Cobra Kai (Netflix): 28
2. Stranger Things (Netflix): 28
3. The Handmaid’s Tale (Crave): 25.7
4. Ted Lasso (Apple TV+): 22.3
5. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Disney+): 21.7
6. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+): 20.5
7. The Mandalorian (Disney+): 19.8
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Amazon Prime Video): 18.9
9. The Crown (Netflix): 18.4
10. Only Murders in the Building (Disney+): 17.7

Top 10 Overall TV Shows: Canada

1. Game of Thrones: 37.7
2. House of the Dragon: 32.7
3. Cobra Kai: 28
4. Stranger Things: 28
5. Better Call Saul: 27.4
6. Breaking Bad: 26.1
7. The Handmaid’s Tale: 25.7
8. Rick and Morty: 23.7
9. The Owl House: 22.3
10. Ted Lasso: 22.3

Parrot Analytics calculates its Top 10 lists using Demand Expressions, which are shown by using a metric that demonstrates how much more in-demand the top series are than the average TV show (linear, pay TV, SVOD and AVOD) in Canada. For example, a difference of 1x represents the market average and 10x means a series is 10 times more in demand than the average TV show in this market.

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