TV Demand: The Handmaid’s Tale gets comfortable at #1

The Handmaid's Tale

Plus: Andor holds strong at second

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 25.9 points above the market average in Australia and 22.82 points in New Zealand.

Season five premiered over a month ago with episodes released weekly since then. In the most recent episode, Luke and June prepared for a rescue mission, while Serena experimented with a number of new tactics as she seeks to have it all. In overall TV shows, The Handmaid’s Tale clocked fourth in Australia and second in New Zealand. 

Coming second in the Australian and New Zealand digital originals was Disney+ digital original, Andor. The series is part of the Star Wars franchise and is a prequel to the Star Wars spin-off film Rogue One (2016). The series follows thief-turned-rebel spy Cassian Andor during the five years leading up to the events of the film. In Australia, the show had a difference of 24.23 and 21.22 points in New Zealand. 

Stranger Things continues to hang around near the top, placing third in Australia and New Zealand’s digital originals with 23.55 and 14.52 points, respectively. Despite the season four finale of the sci-fi series airing four months ago, the series has maintained momentum ever since, consistently placing at the top of the charts.

Over on Australia’s overall TV shows, House of the Dragon topped the chart, coming in 32.34 times more in demand than its competitors. Game of Thrones followed closely behind with 31.55 points above average.

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.

Doctor Who placed third in Australia’s overall shows with 26.15 points above average and fifth in New Zealand with 14.78 points. 

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