It's no surprise that the 50 states, with their 50 personalities, enjoy different shows. This map from, a site to find the best cable/internet deal, displays the shows each state likes more than any other. In other words, The Big Bang Theory may be the most-watched show in every state, but if Louisiana is the only place where a significant number of people are obsessed with Big Sugar, Louisiana likes Big Sugar more than any other state. Here's the full map, followed by regional breakdowns and some findings:


In general, people love any TV show set in their state, or at least region. But, for the record, South Dakota wins the title of "likes The Big Bang Theory more than anyone else."

The Southeast

Beyond the clear trend of watching shows set in your area, there are other factors as well. Religious states like Utah (which is also the state with the most children per capita) prefer family friendly shows with clean language, like Once Upon A Time.


The Northeast

A state's crime rate is perhaps the most interesting factor. Higher-crime states prefer shows where criminals are the protagonist (next door to squeaky-clean Utah, Nevada is watching Lucifer).

The Midwest+

So states with crime being fascinated by criminals is not weird, but low-crime states have a pattern of loving supernatural, magical, and fantasy shows (Vermont still loves The X-Files and Maine is binging Stranger Things).


Southwest + Alaska & Hawaii (Hawaii likes Lost, by the way)

Finally, everyone loves cop shows everywhere.

The West

Here's the full list:

Alabama: Legends of Tomorrow


Alaska: Star Trek

Arizona: Aquarius

Arkansas: Smallville

California: Silicon Valley

Colorado: South Park

Connecticut: Gossip Girl

Delaware: Ballers


District of Columbia: Scandal

Florida: Tyrant

Georgia: Power

Hawaii: Lost

Idaho: Reign

Illinois: New Girl

Indiana: Supergirl


Iowa: Two and a Half Men

Kansas: The Flash

Kentucky: One Tree Hill

Louisiana: Queen Sugar

Maine: Stranger Things

Maryland: The Wire

Massachusetts: Ray Donovan


Michigan: Dexter

Minnesota: The Simpsons

Mississippi: Friday Night Lights

Missouri: Hannibal

Montana: Blue Bloods

Nebraska: Modern Family

Nevada: Lucifer


New Hampshire: The Fosters

New Jersey: The Sopranos

New Mexico: Breaking Bad

New York: Gotham

North Carolina: The Blacklist

North Dakota: Parks and Recreation

Ohio: How I Met Your Mother


Oklahoma: Homeland

Oregon: Grimm

Pennsylvania: Banshee

Rhode Island: Law & Order: SVU

South Carolina: Vice Principals

South Dakota: The Big Bang Theory

Tennessee: Nashville


Texas: Narcos

Utah: Once Upon A Time

Vermont: The X-Files

Virginia: Quantico

Washington: Cold Feet

West Virginia: Prison Break

Wisconsin: Castle


Wyoming: Orange is the New Black