Boba Fett rises in streaming charts but can’t beat Cobra Kai for #1
Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, the latest Star Wars spinoff series to join Disney+, broke Nielsen’s top 10 ranking for the week of January 3 to 9, but was unable to compete with Cobra Kai, which continues to dominate the streaming charts.
Nielsen gathers information about what Americans are watching on television. Nielsen only tracks streaming on a TV screen for Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, Apple TV+, and Amazon’s Prime Video. Only two shows from other platforms made the cut – The Wheel of Time (Amazon Prime Video) and Book of Boba Fett (Disney+). Even though Disney’s new original Star Wars series rose to No. 5 that week, it couldn’t beat off the competition Cobra Kai‘s
Cobra Kai racked up 2.15 billion minutes of streaming this week, a slight decrease from the 2.4 billion minutes it racked up the week before. According to Nielsen, one-third of the audience was between the ages of 35 and 49, and 40% of viewers were from multicultural homes.
After two episodes, Boba Fett has nearly doubled its audience since its December premiere and is surpassing other Disney+ originals. The second episode accounted for over two-thirds of the week’s viewership, with its extended length (51 minutes vs. 38 minutes in the pilot) also contributing to the increased viewing time.
According to reports, Disney+ may have surpassed Netflix in movie watching in 2021, while Netflix continues to lead in original TV streaming in 2022, according to Nielsen. Henry Cavill’s Witcher climbed to No. 2 for the first full week of January, followed by Stay Close and Queer Eye at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. Behind Book of Boba Fett’s 563 million, Emily in Paris and Ozark were close behind. In the coming month, the Queen of the South season 5 will be released on Netflix. This will make the competition even more intense.
Here is the list of the top ten for the week.
Cobra Kai #1 – 40 episodes, 2.153 billion minutes of viewing
Encanto (Disney+) – film, 1.5B min.
The Witcher – 16 eps., 1.1B min.
Stay Close – 8 eps., 988M min.
Don’t Look Up – film, 807M min.
CoComelon – 15 eps., 748M min.
Queer Eye – 52 eps., 723M min.
NCIS – 354 eps., 689M min.
Criminal Minds – 319 eps., 672M min.
The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+) – 2 eps., 563M min.