July 6, 2021
Hulu original episodic shows have generated industry acclaim and loyal viewers. New data from Dish Network found that in addition to Hulu shows such as “The Handmaid’s Tale,” about an oppressed version of the U.S., “Mrs. America,” showing the history to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, and “The Act,” telling the story of a true American crime, a slew of under-the-radar programs resonate with viewers.
To compile its list, USDISH.com gathered a list of Hulu original television shows from their website. Next, it used the website analytics tool Semrush to collect the average monthly search volume of each Hulu original series. Finally, using Google Trends to track the search volume for the 10 most-popular Hulu series in each state and the District of Columbia.
According to the data, the most-searched Hulu original show was “Animaniacs,” appearing in a total of 22 states, or 43% of the country. The show originally premiered in 1993, but was re-released in November 2020 with 13 new episodes as a Hulu original series. It was nominated for an “Outstanding Children’s Program” award by the Producers Guild of America.
The second-most-searched show on the list, “A Teacher,” was the most-Googled Hulu original in 12 states. Critically acclaimed “The Handmaid’s Tale” was the most-searched Hulu original by a total of 9 states on the list.
Among one-state wonders: “Castle Rock,” (Colorado) “Mrs. America,” (District of Columbia) and “Little Fires Everywhere” (Rhode Island) were the most-searched Hulu originals.
With “Castle Rock” set in a fictional town in Maine, the Dish team was surprised to find out Colorado searched the show the most. “Mrs. America” tells the story of the 1970s movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, which makes DC an appropriate location to search up the drama.
“We had thought Massachusetts would search “Little Fires Everywhere” the most because the first publicly-funded fire department in America was formed in Boston,” Dish’s Tara McGarry wrote in a blog post.