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Cobra Kai return takes Netflix #1 spot

September 14, 2022

Cobra Kai made a big comeback as Season 5 returned with 106.7 million hours viewed in the week commencing September 5th, making it the most viewed title on Netflix’s English TV List. Starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, the Karate Kid spin-off series was in the Top 10 in 83 countries.

Meanwhile, thriller series Devil in Ohio pulled in an additional 70.81 milltion hours viewed. The Imperfects made a string debut with 24.07 million hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 42 countries. Viewers made it a family affair and tuned into Dated and Related; the reality series had 19.8 million hours viewed. Fantasy series The Sandman continued to have a hold on viewers with 19.59 million hours viewed. Legal romcom Partner Track, starring Arden Cho, had 18.21 million hours viewed. HRH Queen Elizabeth II was in the hearts and minds of viewers seeing fans revisited Season 1 of The Crown, which was in the seventh spot with 17.57 million hours viewed. The gang from Stranger Things 4 had 16.56 million hours viewed. Limited series Echoes had fans doing a double-take with 14.26 million hours viewed. Closing out the list was Season 1 of Manifest with 12.41 million hours viewed.  

End of The Road took viewers on a wild ride. Starring Queen Latifah and Chris Bridges aka Ludacris, the road trip thriller entered the English Films List with 30.21 million hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 80 countries. Love in the Villa continued to capture the hearts of viewers as the film came in #2 with 29.53 million hours viewed. Dark thriller I Came By had 26.8 million hours viewed and was in the Top 10 in 84 countries. Fans spent more time with Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg in Me Time; the buddy comedy had 20.66 million hours viewed. 

The Non-English TV List had returning favourites and new entrants. Korean drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo  (31.64 million hours viewed), Mexican drama High Heat (26.99 million hours viewed),  K-drama Alchemy of Souls  (16.84 million hours viewed) and Polish drama Family Secrets (7.11 million hours viewed) maintained their standing on the list. Mexican thriller Diary of a Gigolo (27.98 million hours viewed), Korean thriller Narco-Saints (20.6 million hours viewed), Korean drama Little Women (9.97 million hours viewed) and Scandinavian mystery Entrapped (7.9 million hours viewed) debuted on this list. 

On the Non-English Films side, newcomers included French drama No Limit, Spanish comedy Hollyblood and Turkish drama The Festival of Troubadours. In its third week, Danish thriller Loving Adults had 12.59 million hours viewed and entered the Most Popular List in the tenth spot with 60.02 million hours viewed total. Brazilian comedy Fenced In, Spanish thriller Under Her Control and Korean action-adventure Seoul Vibe returned to the list. 

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