Most Popular Netflix Shows by State: What’s Your State’s Favorite?


The map above shows the most popular Netflix show in each of the 50 United States, according to research done by They describe their methodology this way:

Our team took the top 75 TV shows on Netflix, cross referenced the shows with Google Trends data, and determined which series was most likely to be streamed on devices near you.

There are regional trends to be seen in the data. The Southwest, where I live, likes Orange Is the New Black and Narcos, shows about drugs, prison and crime. There’s still a bit of the Wild West in our blood. The Southeast loves its high drama and, well, scandal, with Scandal and Bloodline as the runaway favorites. The Northeast, where I’m from, loves a female-led romantic comedy, with a side of crime and scandal. The West Coast has its favorite quirky comedies. Portlandia, set in Portland, is Oregon’s favorite, while Crazy Ex-Girlfriend takes California and Washington.

The rest of the country is a mishmash of tastes. Colorado, with its progressive politics, likes House of Cards, as does Washington, DC’s suburb, Virginia. Wyoming likes iZombie. North Dakota and Hawaii both prefer The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Television makes strange bedfellows.

Jane the Virgin is the #1 Netflix show in Kansas. I wonder if that will stay true after their recent abortion storyline.

The popularity of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on the coasts helps explain why The CW has renewed the show twice despite perpetually low ratings. The four states its favorited in, NY, California, Massachusetts, and Washington, have a combined population of ~73 million people, or about 23% of the US population. That’s a lot of potential streaming. And there’s no electoral college to dilute the impact of those votes.

Does your favorite match your state’s? Were you surprised by your state’s favorite show?


Alabama Bloodline
Alaska Orange is the New Black
Arizona Orange is the New Black
Arkansas Scandal
California Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Colorado House of Cards
Connecticut Bloodline
Delaware Shameless
DC Scandal
Florida Bloodline
Georgia Scandal
Hawaii Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Idaho Stranger Things
Illinois Making a Murderer
Indiana Parks and Recreation
Iowa Scandal
Kansas Jane the Virgin
Kentucky The Walking Dead
Louisiana Scandal
Maine Nurse Jackie
Maryland Scandal
Massachusetts Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Michigan Orange is the New Black
Minnesota Making a Murderer
Mississippi Scandal
Missouri Scandal
Montana Peaky Blinders
Nebraska Orange is the New Black
Nevada Narcos
New Hampshire Bloodline
New Jersey Narcos
New Mexico Orange is the New Black
New York Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
North Carolina Scandal
North Dakota Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ohio Scandal
Oklahoma Orange is the New Black
Oregon Portlandia
Pennsylvania Shameless
Rhode Island Peaky Blinders
South Carolina Bloodline
South Dakota Making a Murderer
Tennessee Gilmore Girls
Texas Narcos
Utah Gilmore Girls
Vermont New Girl
Virginia House of Cards
Washington Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
West Virginia American Horror Story
Wisconsin Fuller House
Wyoming iZombie

2 thoughts on “Most Popular Netflix Shows by State: What’s Your State’s Favorite?

  1. I’m surprised that none of the Marvel shows is the favorite of any state and that Stranger Things only has one state (but I love Idaho – beautiful state).


  2. I was surprised that Jessica Jones and Luke Cage didn’t show up anywhere. Maybe they came in number 2. Stranger Things as well, that show gets talked about everywhere. I haven’t watched it yet. I’m thinking about recapping season 1 after The OA, before season 2 starts.

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