TV Demand: The Handmaid’s Tale continues its winning streak

The Handmaid's Tale

Disney+ digital original, Andor remains runner-up

The Handmaid’s Tale on SBS has claimed the top spot on the Australian and New Zealand digital originals for another week. The series came in 26.23 points above the market average in Australia and 22.98 points in New Zealand.

In the most recent episode, June is forced to face the consequences of killing Fred, while a scared Serena made an unexpected decision. In overall TV shows, The Handmaid’s Tale clocked third in Australia and second in New Zealand. 

Coming second in the Australian and New Zealand digital originals was Disney+ digital original, Andor. The current season is Disney+’s longest original live-action series with 12 episodes, with the finale set to premiere on November 23. In Australia, Andor came in 24.81 points above average and 21.14 points in New Zealand.

Netflix’s most popular show, Stranger Things continues to sit near the top, placing third in Australia and New Zealand’s digital originals with 23.13 and 15.47 points, respectively. Over the weekend, the show’s creators, the Duffer Brothers took part in a Los Angeles panel discussion alongside some of their cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo revealed the season five pitch made the executives cry.

“We did get our executives to cry, which I felt was a good sign that these executives were crying,” Matt Duffer said.

Over on Australia’s overall TV shows, Game of Thrones came out on top for another week, coming in 28.8 times more in demand than its competitors. House Of The Dragon followed closely behind with 27.94 points above average. House Of The Dragon has been given the green light for a second season, but HBO chief content officer Casey Bloys confirmed it won’t be for some time. Speaking to Vulture, he said,

“We’re just starting to put the plan together, and just like last time, there are so many unknowns. It’s not to be coy or secretive, but you don’t want to say it’s going to be ready on this date, and then you have to move it.”

“Don’t expect it in 2023.”

New Zealand’s overall shows saw a similar result with House Of The Dragon taking out the top spot with 30.65 points above the average followed by The Handmaid’s Tale.

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