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The return of TV drama The Handmaid's Tale has given bosses at streaming site Hulu a huge boost.

The season four premiere episode now ranks as the streamer's most-watched original during the course of a week.

Elisabeth Moss's hit show also currently ranks as the top series on demand overall on Hulu since launching last week, 21 months since the release of season three in August, 2019.

The Handmaid's Tale season four premiere has now been watched by more people in its first week than Kristen Stewart's romantic comedy Happiest Season, which previously ranked as Hulu's most watched film or series.