‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘House of the Dragon’ Dip But Stay Neck-to-Neck as ‘Cobra Kai’ Sails to Weekly Nielsen Streaming Victory

In the latest fantasy streaming battle, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power held a slight advantage over house of the dragon on Nielsen’s weekly airing chart for September 12-18.

Prime Video rings garnered 988 million minutes of streaming, while Continue It got 960 million, down from 1,203 million and 1,016 million, respectively, the previous week. Both shows finished well behind the week’s repeat winner, cobra kai on Netflix. While the fantasy series fell in comparison to the previous Labor Day frame despite adding episodes based on its weekly release cadence, cobra kai it actually gained 10%, reaching 1.9 billion minutes, in part because all 50 of its episodes were available for the entire week. the karate kid reboot won the week before even though its fifth season had only been available for three days.

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In the realm of fantasy, the Nielsen chart comparisons are not the whole story. While HBO Max streaming is captured by the weekly ratings, HBO has averaged 29 million viewers per week across all platforms, with the game of Thrones prequel being anointed as the greatest original in the company’s 50-year history. Nielsen said that if its live/same-day measurement protocol were to be used for Continueits linear viewing on HBO would have contributed an additional 210 million minutes of viewing for the week.

There is a high degree of overlap between the two fantasy series, with 33% of house of the dragon viewers watch too The Lord of the ringsand 34% go in the opposite direction. rings, Continue Y cobra kai they are all atypical transmission rates in the sense that they are all male-biased. About 18% of cobra kai viewers are between the ages of 2 and 17 and 56% are between the ages of 18 and 49, according to Nielsen.

Elsewhere on the list, Netflix The crown it shot to the number 5 spot in the midst of the run-up to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, with 796 minutes of viewing.

Nielsen compiles the weekly ranking measuring viewing via a TV only (meaning no mobile devices) for Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, Apple TV+, Disney+ and Hulu, reporting the figures after a delay of about a month.

Here is the full top 10, with service, series/movie, number of episodes (“1″=movie), and total broadcast minutes:

Netflix

cobra kai

fifty

1918B

first video

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

4

988M

Max HBO

dragon house

5

960M

Netflix

In the dark

51

825M

Netflix

The crown

40

796M

Netflix

cocomelon

18

785M

Max HBO

game of Thrones

73

700M

Netflix

sins of our mother

3

661M

Netflix

NCIS

354

635M

Disney+

Thor: love and thunder

1

621M

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