Disney’s Hulu has jumped on the trend of releasing the most-popular trending titles on its service — but it’s going five more than the usual top 10.
Hulu on Thursday launched “Top 15 Today,” a collection of trending movies and TV series that will be updated daily. Topping the first list are Hulu original series “Only Murders in the Building,” starring Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short, followed by FX’s “Welcome to Wrexham” and Hulu’s “The Other Black Girl.” Three “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, starring Johnny Depp, are on today’s list: the first installment, “The Curse of the Black Pearl”; “Dead Man’s Chest”; and “At World’s End.” (See full list below.)
Hulu has long offered recommendations. Now it’s offering another content-discovery point with the Top 15 list, following in the footsteps of Netflix and more recently Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max. Unlike those other two, though, Hulu is lumping movies and TV shows together on the same ranking.
Beginning Thursday, subscribers will see the Top 15 Today on their homepage. The Top 15 ranking is based on total views at the episode level within a 24-hour period and takes into account the popularity of new shows and movies released during that time frame. Hulu’s entire on-demand catalog is eligible for inclusion, regardless of when the title premiered on the platform.
The list will be updated daily between 11 a.m. and noon PT. Separately, Hulu will continue to release performance announcements for select titles, based on views, which is total stream-time divided by runtime available.
On any given day, the list will feature 15 different TV series and/or films that are currently trending on Hulu. If multiple episodes of a series are in the top rankings, the highest episode will count toward the ultimate ranking position of the series.
Hulu’s Top 15 Today list will not be visible on kids’ profiles.
Here’s the top 15 on Hulu as of Sept. 14:
- Only Murders in the Building
- Welcome to Wrexham
- The Other Black Girl
- Reservation Dogs
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- The Devil Wears Prada
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
- 27 Dresses
- The Intern
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
- Ready Player One
- ABC 20/20
- Vacation Friends 2
- Mad Max: Fury Road