Once again the folks over at HighSpeedInternet.com have conducted a study to determine which Netflix shows were the most popular for each state in America in 2017. They have to do this study because Netflix doesn’t actually release viewership numbers, the spoil-sports.
Just as they did for 2016, they used Google Trends to discover which Netflix programs were most likely to be streamed in each state in 2017. Here’s what they discovered…
— Orange Is the New Black leads the pack as the favorite show in fifteen states. The next-closest show was American Vandal, which was the favorite in just five states. Aside from those two, no other show had more than three states where it was a favorite.
— Seven of these states where Orange Is the New Black was the favorite are among the top fifteen in incarceration rate per capita.
— Every state except one had a new favorite show in 2017. Arizona was the only state with the same favorite Netflix show in both 2016 and 2017: Orange Is the New Black.
— Fuller House, Narcos, Orange Is the New Black, and Stranger Things are the only shows from the 2016 map that remain on the 2017 map. (Gilmore Girls appeared on the 2016 map and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life appears on the 2017 map.)
— People in Alaska, Colorado, and Oregon were searching for Star Trek: Discovery, a show that isn’t available on Netflix in the US but is available internationally
— Fourteen states had favorite shows that no other state had, and ten more shared their favorite show with just one other state.
Check out the map below to see which Netflix show was most popular in your state in 2017.
Alabama: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Alaska: Star Trek: Discovery
Arizona: Orange Is the New Black
Arkansas: Orange Is the New Black
Colorado: Star Trek: Discovery
Connecticut: Marvel’s The Defenders
Washington, DC: 3%
Delaware: Big Mouth
Florida: Orange Is the New Black
Georgia: Orange Is the New Black
Hawaii: Black Mirror
Illinois: American Vandal
Indiana: Orange Is the New Black
Kansas: American Vandal
Kentucky: Orange Is the New Black
Louisiana: Orange Is the New Black
Maine: Marvel’s The Defenders
Maryland: The Keepers
Massachusetts: American Vandal
Michigan: The Confession Tapes
Minnesota: American Vandal
Mississippi: Orange Is the New Black
Montana: Orange Is the New Black
Nebraska: Friends from College
New Hampshire: Friends from College
New Jersey: Orange Is the New Black
New Mexico: Riverdale
New York: Orange Is the New Black
North Carolina: Orange Is the New Black
North Dakota: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Ohio: Orange Is the New Black
Oregon: Star Trek: Discovery
Pennsylvania: The OA
Rhode Island: GLOW
South Carolina: Orange Is the New Black
South Dakota: Fuller House
Utah: Stranger Things
Vermont: Dear White People
Washington: Friends from College
West Virginia: Orange Is the New Black
Wisconsin: American Vandal
Wyoming: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Back in July, HighSpeedInternet.com also researched which Netflix shows were the most popular in 91 different countries. View the results of that study here.