What Your State Is Binge-Watching on Hulu

published Jul 3, 2021
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If you’ve found that you’ve spent the last year or so watching more TV than ever, well, who hasn’t? With everyone staying at home much more often, it’s no surprise that streaming services have seen a dramatic increase in subscribers.

Since 2019, streaming giant Hulu has seen a 50% increase in paid subscribers, jumping to 41.6 million in 2021. Whether its been edge-of-your-seat thrills with “Castle Rock“, or lots of LOLs with “Solar Opposites“, the platform saw a 44% increase in binge-watching sessions last year.

If you’ve been wondering how your viewing habits compare to everyone else’s, the team at USDISH.com has got you covered. Crunching the numbers, they’ve discovered each state’s most-searched Hulu original series.

From the East Coast to West Coast, here’s what Americans have been tuning in to the most.

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It turns out, we’re a nation of animation lovers. Dominating the West Coast, the most popular show is “Animaniacs“, taking the top spot in 22 states — that’s over 44% of the U.S.

The show originally premiered back in 1993 but was re-released in November 2020 with 13 new episodes as a Hulu original series. The reboot was a hit, as it was nominated for an “Outstanding Children’s Program” award by the Producers Guild of America.

Coming in at number two, “A Teacher” is the most Googled Hulu original in 12 states, while “The Handmaid’s Tale” has taken third place, proving the most popular show in nine states.

Some shows have been named the most popular in just one state. “Little Fires Everywhere“, one of 2020’s most-anticipated releases, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, is Rhode Island’s most popular pick. However, the drama miniseries was actually set in Ohio during the late 1990s.

More one-state wonders included “Castle Rock“, which won over Colorado, and “Mrs. America“, the drama series that tells the story of the 1970’s movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, took top place in Washington DC.

Overall, there were some interesting choices at the top of the rankings, but it’s surprising to see that no reality shows have made it to the top of the rankings. Although this may change, as there are plenty of real-life shows making their way to Hulu soon — including “Love Island UK“, which is streaming from July 12.