“South Park” is by far the most popular show on Hulu, representing 5.5% of US TV streaming in November, according to a new report from 7Park Data. Comedy Central’s crude cartoon is also, we’re told, top almost year-round.
“Family Guy” came second at 2.7%, followed by “Lucifer,” “Adventure Time,” and “Smallville.”
7Park uses data collected from more than 1 billion global consumers. It’s one of several analytics firms trying to analyse what’s really happening behind typically opaque streaming services.
Hulu originals, which get much less buzz than Netflix shows, currently represent only 3% of TV streams on Hulu; however, streams of Hulu original shows did grow by 41% in the past year.
Here’s the top 20:
Conspicuously missing on that list are hugely popular CW shows like “The Flash” and “Arrow,” which earlier this year abandoned Hulu for Netflix and other distribution options. Perhaps those departures have to do with slowing growth at Hulu, which saw TV streaming up only 1.4% year-over-year in November versus 42% year-over-year growth in August, according to 7Park.
Hulu, which is part of a joint venture with Disney, Fox, Comcast, and Time Warner, is, in any case, evolving its strategy with a soon-to-be-released live-TV package.
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