With temperatures finally cooling down, there’s no better time to, cuddle up on the couch and binge-watch your favorite tv shows. Thanks to the modern convenience of streaming services, there’s no need to venture out to Redbox for something to watch before hunkering in. Between Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now, everything you could ever want to watch is right at your fingertips. All that’s left to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite shows.
In honor of this newly coined ‘streaming service season,’ we used Google Trends data to compare the interest of Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now and Amazon Prime’s streaming originals, and to determine to most searched streaming original in every state.
Interested to see whether your favorite show lines up with others in your state? Read on!
So what are the most searched streaming originals? Well, this depends entirely on where you live.
If you’re from our nation’s capital, for example, research shows you’re probably on the Game of Thrones bandwagon, but if you’re from Kansas, The Hotwives of Las Vegas might be more your style. If you call Kentucky or Pennsylvania home, you’ll likely prefer The Haunting of Hill House…it is spooky season after all!
Of all the streaming services, which one takes the cake for producing the most popular streaming originals? Unsurprisingly, Netflix. It’s the craze surrounding Netflix originals like The Last Kingdom, Narcos, The Haunting of Hill House, and Devilman Crybaby, which earned the streaming service this distinction.
Gravitate towards comedy streaming originals like The Mindy Project, Red Oaks, and PEN15? Then this map is for you.
We hope you’re subscribed to Netflix, because, shows like One Day at a Time, Easy, Santa Clarita Diet, helped Netflix win a total of 20 states on the comedy originals map. Following Netflix, HBO Now earned seventeen states with shows like Getting On, High Maintenance, and East Bound and Down Following Netflix and HBO Now, Hulu accounted for ten states on the map with its most-searched show – The Mindy Project.
While Netflix is the most represented streaming service on our overall and comedy-specific maps, Hulu saw the most success on the drama map. Marvel comic-based drama, Runaways, is one of the shows that contributed to Hulu’s success in the drama genre.
After Hulu, Netflix shows like The Crown, Marvel’s Daredevil, are among Netflix’s ‘wins’ on the drama map.
Now that you’re up to speed on the most popular streaming originals in your home state, you have some important decisions to make. The next opportunity you have to binge-watch, will you stick with your current favorites Or will you branch out, and try something new that your fellow Americans are into? Happy streaming!