YouTube Original series Cobra Kai is the most in-demand digital original series in the world according to Parrot Analytics

Only three days after the Season 2 premiere, U.S. demand for Cobra Kai jumped 136% over season 1’s premiere.

LOS ANGELES (May 2, 2019) – According to data science firm Parrot Analytics, YouTube original series Cobra Kai is the most in-demand digital original series in the world during the past seven days (April 24 to April 30, 2019).

Cobra Kai is also the most in-demand digital original in the United States during this same seven-day period; demand was 41% higher than the second most in-demand digital original, The Act (Hulu).

Season 2 of Cobra Kai premiered April 24 and in just three days, the second season was already 136% more in demand than Season 1 in the same three-day time period in the U.S.

Compared to other linear and digital TV shows, season 2 of Cobra Kai generated more U.S. demand seven days after premiere than the season 2 debuts of The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) and Atlanta (FX) during the same period.

“Clearly the second season of Cobra Kai is off to a really successful start,” said Samuel Stadler, VP Marketing, Parrot Analytics. “Our 7-day data snapshot shows Cobra Kai is not only the most in-demand digital original in the United States right now, it is also the most in-demand digital original in the world. This is a phenomenal result and shows that the story and characters really resonate on a global scale.”

In addition, Cobra Kai Season 2, episode 1 hit 20M views in 6 days, according to YouTube, making it the fastest YouTube Original episode to hit 20M views.

Cobra Kai is written and executive produced by Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine), and Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar, Blockers). Together, the trio conceived the new Karate Kid storyline that picks up decades after the original film. Heald, Hurwitz and Schlossberg showrun the series and direct the bulk of the episodes. Will Smith, James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett executive produce for Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television Studios. Susan Ekins also executive produces.


About Parrot Analytics

Parrot Analytics is a data science company that empowers media companies, brands and agencies to understand global audience demand for television content. Wielding the world’s largest audience behavior data sets, the company has developed the world’s only global cross-platform, country-specific audience demand measurement system. Parrot Analytics captures an unprecedented spectrum of actual audience behavior including video streaming consumption, social media, blogging platforms, file-sharing and peer-to-peer consumption spanning 100+ countries. This enables media companies, for the very first time, to understand audience demand for content across all content distribution platforms in all markets around the world.


About YouTube Originals

YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody. Fans experience YouTube Original content through ad-supported YouTube as well as YouTube Premium, a subscription service that offers access to YouTube Original series and movies, a streaming music platform, and an uninterrupted, ad-free experience across all of YouTube. YouTube Premium is currently available in the  U.S., Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru. Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and Ukraine.


About YouTube

Launched in May 2005, YouTube’s mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. We believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a better place when we listen, share and build community through our stories. YouTube is a Google company.


For Parrot Analytics, contact:

Patricia Frith
Patricia Frith Marketing
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For YouTube, contact:

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