USDish research reveals most searched Hulu original series by state

Ross and Chandler might make us laugh, but June Osborne from The Handmaid’s Tale can start a revolution. Sure, Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute are cartoonish, but their antics aren’t anywhere as “insaney” as those of Dot, Wakko, and Yakko from Animaniacs.

Classic TV shows might entice customers to sign up for a streaming service, but it’s the original series that keep  viewers coming back, month after month.

To compete with the other entertainment giants, the streaming service Hulu began releasing original series back in 2011. Fast forward a decade later, and the service has produced a diverse lineup of heavy hitters.

“From laidback, animated comedies like Solar Opposites to controversial dramas like A Teacher, American viewers have plenty of hours of original content to consume,” USDish researchers shared.

From East Coast to West Coast, these are the shows Americans tuned in to most. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Animaniacs was the most searched Hulu Original series, claiming the #1 spot in 22 states.
  • A Teacher was the most Googled Hulu Original in 12 states. Following close behind was The Handmaid’s Tale in a total of 9 states.
  • , which tells the story of the 1970s movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, was D.C.’s most popular show.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale is the most Googled show in all of the New England states (home of the fictional state of Gilead), except for Rhode Island.

Here in Texas, the controversial show A Teacher, was the most-Googled Hulu original; as it was in 12 other states.

To compile the report, the team at gathered a list of Hulu original television shows from their website. Next, we used the website analytics tool Semrush to collect the average monthly search volume of each Hulu original series.

Finally, researchers used Google Trends to track the search volume for the ten most popular Hulu series in each state and the District of Columbia.

To check out each state’s top show, click here.