Favorite Netflix Binges by State

Find out what Netflix shows are being marathoned by your neighbors with this handy little map.

Binging online content has become all the rage. Premium online streaming services like Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix are replacing the traditional must-watch network TV lineups. Even YouTube comes already installed in Smart TVs, and creative entrepreneurs are using it as a medium to find new audiences.

“Netflix and Chill” became the catchphrase of 2016, partly because people are impatient and don’t want to wait week by week to find out what happened to their favorite characters. The other part is thanks to some excellent original content coming from the paradigm-busting entertainment service.

At High Speed Internet, they looked into what the most popular Netflix shows were for each state in the Union. Their team checked the top 75 TV shows on Netflix and cross referenced them with state Google Trends data. Pretty snazzy stuff for us statistics nerds.

Regional favorites are popular in places like D.C., where the favorite binge was Scandal, and Florida, where Bloodline is a top watch. HSI found a lot of variety in the top content despite the region data, but they also found a lot of stereotypes.

Southern states preferred drama shows and those with violence. Western regions liked crime shows, like Narcos. Pacific Coast viewers binged on quirky comedies, and New Englanders are attracted to shows with strong, no-nonsense female characters.

Conservative red states tend to go “naughty or nice,” according to HIS, binging on either R-rated fare or family-friendly shoes like Gilmore Girls. There wasn’t much in between, either.

West Virginia and Wyoming both seem to gravitate to zombie shows, as well as being two of the top states with the highest number of guns per capita.

Check out the handy map below and see if you fit into your regional type:


Courtesy of HSI


Featured image via Wikimedia Commons

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