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The Most Popular Netflix Show in Each State for 2018

From the action-packed punches of the Marvel shows to the sci-fi suspense of Stranger Things, these are the Netflix shows that kept Americans awake on a bedtime binge in 2018.

America’s favorite Netflix show is 13 Reasons Why, and it’s not The End of the F***ing World.

The favorite show for most states is 13 Reasons Why. It won the hearts of seven states, just edging out The End of the F***ing World, which was the most popular in six states.

States That Love 13 Reasons Why

New Jersey
North Carolina
Rhode Island

States That Love The End of the F***ing World

New Hampshire
South Carolina

These shows tackle some heavy subjects. If their popularity is any indication of the nation’s psyche, then we may need even more help than we thought.

There are 47 states with a new favorite Netflix show.

Comparing 2017’s Most Popular Netflix Show in Each State to the 2018 results, we see that most states have changed allegiance. Only four states have the same favorite show as they did in 2017.

Louisiana—Orange Is the New Black
Utah—Stranger Things
West Virginia—Orange Is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black locked up its popularity in five states.

The most popular Netflix show of 2017, Orange Is the New Black, lost some of its popularity but not all of it. In 2017, it was the most popular in 15 states, but this year it comes just after The End of the F***ing World in five states.

Daredevil’s increasing popularity can’t save it.

Marvel’s Daredevil is the most popular Netflix show in five states, too, but unlike Orange Is the New Black, Daredevil’s popularity seems to be increasing. In 2017, no state had Daredevil as it’s most searched show. Despite the rise in interest, Netflix recently announced it’s canceling the show. But, the owner of the rights to the Daredevil character, Marvel, may have left Netflix no choice.

When will Stranger Things 3 happen?! The people want to know.

Stranger Things also saw an uptick in interest since 2017. It went from claiming just one state (Utah) to four: Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah. Fans in these states are likely searching for info on the highly anticipated Stranger Things 3 release date.

Washington, DC, is gridlocked by too many interests.

Washington, DC, loves Netflix so much that it can’t decide what to watch next. It had a 16-way tie for its favorite show.

American Vandal
Arrested Development
Black Mirror
BoJack Horseman
Dear White People
House of Cards
Jane the Virgin
Jessica Jones
Mad Men
Queer Eye
The Crown
The Good Place
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

New Mexico keeps its interests local.

New Mexico also had a tie for its favorite show between Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, which are both primarily set and filmed in New Mexico.

What’s your favorite Netflix show?

Do you agree with your states favorite Netflix show? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to share with your friends to see what they think.

Each State’s Most Popular Netflix Show in 2018

AlaskaIron Fist
ArizonaThe End of the F***ing World
CaliforniaJane the Virgin
ColoradoStranger Things
Connecticut13 Reasons Why
DelawareIron Fist
GeorgiaLuke Cage
HawaiiIron Fist
IdahoStranger Things
Illinois13 Reasons Why
IndianaThe Defenders
IowaThe End of the F***ing World
KansasOrange Is the New Black
LouisianaOrange Is the New Black
MaineThe End of the F***ing World
MarylandLuke Cage
MassachusettsPeaky Blinders
MichiganOrange Is the New Black
MinnesotaMaking a Murderer
Mississippi13 Reasons Why
NebraskaStranger Things
NevadaThe End of the F***ing World
New HampshireThe End of the F***ing World
New Jersey13 Reasons Why
New MexicoBreaking Bad/Better Call Saul
New YorkDaredevil
North Carolina13 Reasons Why
North DakotaGilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Ohio13 Reasons Why
OklahomaOrange Is the New Black
Rhode Island13 Reasons Why
South CarolinaThe End of the F***ing World
South DakotaDaredevil
TennesseeHouse of Cards
TexasJane the Virgin
UtahStranger Things
VermontComedians in Cars Getting Coffee
WashingtonAltered Carbon
DC***16-way tie***
West VirginiaOrange Is the New Black
WisconsinMaking a Murderer
WyomingLost in Space


The team at compiled a list of popular shows on Netflix in 2018 and used Google Trends to find and rank the most searched Netflix shows in every state.

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