- The 9 best podcasts for kids that entertain and educate 1 Year Ago
- Swipe This! Why does my BFF get more likes on Instagram than me? Today 6:00 AM
- The 25 Tom Cruise movies that are essential viewing Today 6:00 AM
- No, that guy didn’t really fly alone on a Delta flight Saturday 4:31 PM
- Fans are paying to meet their favorite YouTubers online through pilot program Saturday 2:54 PM
- Behold: 12 straight hours of ‘Stranger Things” Alexei drinking a Slurpee Saturday 2:05 PM
- Influencer couple under fire for using holy water to splash genitals in Bali Saturday 1:29 PM
- These are the 10 best villains DC comics has ever conceived Saturday 1:11 PM
- The Daily Wire accused of stealing art design from pop artist for its merchandise Saturday 12:09 PM
- Instagram model Rianne Meijer on keeping it real with her followers Saturday 10:52 AM
- How to stream Chelsea vs. Leicester City Saturday 8:30 AM
- Florida man arrested after allegedly texting girlfriend his mass shooting plans Saturday 8:27 AM
- How to stream Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo Saturday 8:20 AM
- How to stream Seahawks vs. Vikings in NFL preseason action Saturday 8:00 AM
- How to stream Steelers vs. Chiefs in NFL preseason action Saturday 6:30 AM
The series, which debuted May 2, focuses on The Karate Kid‘s Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence 30-plus years after the All Valley Karate Championship, and the next generation of Cobra Kai students. It no doubt found a fanbase with older viewers, but it might have also lured in the younger demo YouTube Red is seeking to engage.
According to Variety, Cobra Kai outperformed some of the most popular shows on Netflix and Hulu between May 6-12. Data from Parrot Analytics shows that the series outperformed Arrested Development, 13 Reasons Why, and The Handmaid’s Tale during that week, with 13 Reasons Why outperforming it for just one of those days. The series also outperformed other YouTube Red originals in terms of audience demand, and blew away its closest competitor, the series Bad Internet.
Cobra Kai, which currently has a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is returning for season 2 in 2019.
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.