HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - “Bridgerton'' returned to the top of the list of the most-watched shows on the four streaming services whose figures are publicly released by Nielsen, while the previous No. 1 program, “Cobra Kai,'' dropped to second.
Viewers watched 1.386 billion minutes of Netflix's steamy eight-episode alternate history period drama between Jan. 11-17, returning it to the top spot despite a 17% drop from the 1.67 billion minutes watched the previous week, when it finished second, and 47.7% less than the 2.648 billion minutes watched between Dec. 28-Jan. 3 in the full week of its release, when it finished first.
“Cobra Kai'' was the week's other program to top the 1 billion minutes mark, with viewers watching 1.005 billion minutes of the 30 episodes of Netflix's sequel to the 1984 film “The Karate Kid.''
Streaming viewership for “Cobra Kai'' was down 52.3% from the 2.107 billion minutes the previous week, the first full week that its 10-episode third season was available, and 61.4% less than the 2.606 billion minutes watched between Dec. 28-Jan. 3, which included the first the first three days the third season was available.
Three programs made their debuts in the Top 10.
The four-part Netflix documentary series “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer'' was third for the week, with 867 million minutes watched in the first five days it was available. The Netflix science fiction film “Outside The Wire'' was ninth with 556 million minutes watched the first three days it was available.
The crime drama “L.A.'s Finest,'' which originally aired on the Spectrum Originals service for Spectrum cable subscribers and on Fox this fall, was 10th with 546 million minutes watched of its 13-episode first season the first full week it was available on Netflix.
Dropping out of the Top 10 were “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina''; the 3D animated series of videos of traditional nursery rhymes and original children's songs “CoComelon'' and the computer-animated film “Soul.''
All of the Top 10 programs streamed on Netflix. Nielsen also releases viewership figures for programming streamed on Disney+, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.
The top 10 consisted of six programs that originally aired on U.S. or Canadian broadcast or cable channels, three original streaming programs and one movie.
The Top 10 programs were ”Bridgerton''; ”Cobra Kai''; ”Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer''; “Criminal Minds''; “Grey's Anatomy''; “Mariposa de Barrio''; “Supernatural''; “Schitt's Creek''; “Outside The Wire''; and “L.A.'s Finest.''
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