Disney has announced that it has launched a brand new feature on its Hulu streaming service called “Top 15 Today”, which is a collection of trending movies and TV series that will be updated daily and built off a formula that takes several factors into account, including viewership and the launching of new content.

The aim of this new feature is to try to help audiences find the most popular shows and films on the platform.  Other streaming services, including Netflix and Disney+, showcase the most popular content available on the streaming service.

Top 15 Today will start appearing on the Hulu homepage for subscribers beginning Thursday to help show what is trending on the service at a particular moment in time. Hulu’s entire on-demand catalogue is eligible for inclusion, regardless of when the title premiered on the platform.

In order to give consumers the most up-to-date information, the list will be updated daily between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. PT. Separately, Hulu will continue to release performance announcements for select titles, based on views, which is the total stream time divided by the runtime available.

Disney has also released some details on how this list comes together

What is the Top 15 Today list?

Top 15 Today is a list of TV series and/or movie titles that are trending on Hulu on a particular day. Beginning Thursday, subscribers will see the list on their homepage.

How do you determine which titles are featured in this list?

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 towards the ultimate ranking position of the series. That way a series won’t be featured more than once in the Top 15.

By “trending,” do you just mean a list of the TV series and movies that are the most watched that day

The Top 15 equation is made up of total views at the episode level within a 24-hour period and considers the growing popularity of new shows/movies released during that time frame.

Are you leveraging the same formula you now use for specific title performance statements—which is total stream time divided by runtime available—to determine this list?

Views are a component of the Top 15 Today formula, but it’s not the sole determining factor. Ultimately, the intent of the Top 15 is to show what is trending on Hulu during a particular time frame. It takes several factors into account, including viewership and new content launching.

Will Hulu’s Top 15 Today list be available on all Hulu profiles?

No. The list will not be visible on Kids’ profiles.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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