Netflix continues to dominate the streaming industry with 232.5 million paying subscribers worldwide, pumping money into producing its own original content.
So which of these Netflix Originals are Americans enjoying the most?
Google Trends data analyzed by perfectrec ranked the shows by search volume, revealing paranormal hit Stranger Things came out on top, being the most searched of them all.
The overall top ten also included Outer Banks at number two, followed by Love is Blind, The Watcher, Bridgerton, Cobra Kai, The Umbrella Academy, Wednesday, Virgin River and The Crown taking tenth place.
Stranger Things also takes the title of best original show of all time on the platform, followed by the dystopian Black Mirror. The Witcher came in third place, followed by House of Cards, Money Heist, Squid Game, Daredevil, Narcos, Dark, and Lucifer.
Here, we take a look at state-by-state rankings to see how the tastes of American viewers differ across the country.
The most popular Netflix Original show in the US state
Stranger Things was ranked number 1 overall and the most searched Netflix original of all time
In California, the Karate Kid spin-off, Cobra Kai, proved the most popular.
The series, starring The Karate Kid’s Ralph Macchio, follows the decades-long rivalry between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence.
Johnny decides to reopen the famous Kobra Kai dojo, reigniting his feud with a now successful Daniel.
Charlie Brooker’s cult series, Black Mirror, topped New Yorkers’ search bar.
Each episode is a stand-alone drama exploring the anxieties of the modern world, including ubiquitous technology and the meaning of crime and punishment.
The dystopian thrillers have been hitting our screens since 2011 and have starred a range of actors, from Game of Thrones’ Jerome Flynn to The Help’s Bryce Dallas Howard.
Maine viewers, however, are more interested in an all-new series, Beef.
The show follows the characters of Steven Yeun and Alix Wong in a bitter feud sparked by a road rage incident.
Dark comedy explores the class and pent-up sadness that brings enemies together.
In California, the Karate Kid Cobra Kai spin-off proved to be the most popular
Charlie Brooker’s cult series Black Mirror tops New Yorkers’ search bar
Maine viewers most interested in all-new Beef series
Already in its 7th season, the Queer Eye reboot dominated in Louisiana.
The show documents the makeovers that five gay men give to the show’s guests.
The Fab Five, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Karomo Brown, Tan France and Bobby Berk, use their specialist skills, from hairstyling to home decorating, to revamp the lives of those who have fallen into the rut.
The show’s popularity in the conservative state of Louisiana is a testament to the show’s broad and enduring appeal.
The Sunshine State rejected the perhaps obvious choice of Florida Man and opted instead for the uplifting LGBTQ+ romance series Heartstopper.
The show follows teenagers Charlie and Nick as they discover there may be something more to their unlikely friendship.
Based on the graphic novel by Alice Oseman, this drama is one that warms your heart.
Already in its 7th season, the Queer Eye reboot has dominated in Louisiana
The Sunshine State rejected the perhaps obvious choice of Florida Man and opted instead for the uplifting LGBTQ+ romance series Heartstopper
Texas’ pick was Blood of Zeus which follows the adventures of Zeus’ illegitimate son
Texas’ choice was Blood of Zeus. Released during the pandemic, the series chronicles the adventures of the illegitimate son of the god Zeus, Heron, as he fights to save the world despite the machinations of a vengeful goddess.
The anime series has proven so popular that it has been commissioned for a second series, and screenwriters Charley and Vlas Parlapanides hope to produce up to five.
Oregon preferred Sex Education, the series set in a British high school following the awkward and emotional early sexual and romantic experiences of a group of teenagers.
Otis, whose mother is a sex therapist played by Gillian Anderson, sets up a sex therapy clinic at school with the incredibly cool rebel Maeve.
While Otis may have all the academic answers, things get tricky when he has to put his own advice to the test in his personal relationships.
Oregon preferred Sex Education, the series set in a British high school following teenage boys’ awkward and emotional early sexual and romantic experiences
Oregon’s beloved fantasy series The Witcher is based on the book series written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski
Iowa’s Most Wanted Love Is Blind, A Reality Show Social Experiment
Oregon’s beloved fantasy series The Witcher is based on the book series written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and stars Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allen.
A mutated monster hunter nicknamed the Witcher must protect the witch Yennefer of Vengerberg to prevent her magical powers from being used for evil purposes.
Iowa has most wanted Love Is Blind, a social experiment of a reality show that follows a group of strangers who try to find the person they want to spend the rest of their lives with, never meeting them face to face. face.
Hosted by married couple Nick and Vanessa Lachey, the series exploded onto our screens at the height of lockdown and its popularity is reflected in the fact that the show is now in its fourth series.
Stranger Things season 4 promotional poster designed by illustrator Kyle Lambert. The show topped the charts for the most popular show in the US and the best original show of all time for the streamer
The country’s most popular series, Stranger Things, which has made stars from its young cast including Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp, follows a group of friends as they encounter supernatural forces in their small hometown of ‘1980s Indiana.
First released in 2016, the show begins with the mysterious disappearance of young Will Byers and his faithful friends’ relentless search for his whereabouts.
Written by the Duffer Brothers, the show proved so popular that fans even briefly crashed the streaming platform when the first episode of Season 4 was released last year.
The findings come as Netflix has been forced to cut prices in more than 30 countries to maintain its existing audience and attract new subscribers.
The price reductions are believed to be an attempt to attract subscribers in markets where numbers are disappointing.
Netflix has already tried to find ways to increase its revenue, such as its controversial ban on password sharing.
Under the new rules, people who watch Netflix using someone else’s account will have to create their own logins and pay for their own accounts or sign up for a more expensive “paid sharing” option.
Which series is the most popular in each state?
State – Series Title
Alabama – Arcane
Alaska – The Umbrella Academy
Arizona – Dota: Dragon’s Blood
Arkansas – Far From Home
California – Cobra Kai (seasons 3–5)
Colorado – Formula 1: drive to survive
Connecticut – The Night Officer
Delaware – The Circle
Florida – Favorite
Georgia – I have never
Hawaii – Emily in Paris
Idaho – The Witcher
Illinois – Lincoln’s Lawyer
Indiana – That 90s Show
Iowa – Love is blind
Kansas – The Dragon Prince
Kentucky – Virgin River
Louisiana – Queer Eye
Maine – Beef
Massachusetts – Ginny and Georgia
Mayland – Boy’s Top
Michigan – Too hot to handle
Mississippi – I think you should leave with Tim Robinson
Missouri-Lockwood & Co.
Montana – Shadow and Bones
Nebraska – Rise of Empires: Ottoman –
Nevada – Hilde
New Jersey – The Observer
New Mexico – Wednesday
New York – Black Mirror (seasons 3–5)
North Carolina – Outer Banks
North Dakota – Ratched
Ohio – Disenchantment
Oklahoma – Sweet Tooth
Oregon – Sex Education
Pennsylvania – Manifesto (Season 4)
Rhode Island – Big Mouth
South Carolina – Sweet Magnolias
South Dakota – The Rookie
Tennessee – Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Texas – Blood of Zeus
Utah – Stranger Things
Vermont – The Crown
Virginia – Musclor and the Masters of the Universe
Washington – The Sandman
West Virginia – You (seasons 2–4)
Wisconsin – Man vs. Bee
Wyoming – Love, Death and Robots