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See a map of the most popular shows on Netflix in every state

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Do Netflix preferences across state lines reflect regional differences? That's the question that HighSpeedInternet.com attempts to answer by creating this map of the most streamed shows on Netflix in each American state.

Given that the streaming service notoriously never releases data and ratings, High Speed Internet determined each state's fan favorite by taking the 75 most talked about shows currently on Netflix, cross referencing them with Google Trends data and then determining "which series was most likely to be streamed on devices near you."

Interestingly enough, according to the site, trends based on "stereotypes shape regional streaming favorites." Southerners mostly seem to embrace dramas like Bloodline and Scandal. The west, on the other hand, appears to be most attracted to "the criminal element [of shows] like Orange is the New Black and Narcos." Those in the Pacific Coast are partial to "quirky comedies and romances like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Portlandia" while New Englanders are drawn to the strong female protagonists of Nurse Jackie, New Girl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Shameless.

Some other interesting highlights from the collected data:

- Conservative states (as identified by Gallup in this study) lean towards "extreme" shows, either R-rated ones like Scandal or PG ones like Gilmore Girls and Stranger Things.

- States with a relatively high incarceration rate are drawn to Orange is the New Black, a show about prison.

- The setting of a show doesn't necessarily affect its popularity in a state as much as the area's demographics do.

Check out the full map above and, below, a state-by-state breakdown:

Alabama - Bloodline
Alaska - Orange is the New Black
Arizona - Orange is the New Black
Arkansas - Scandal
California - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Colorado - House of Cards
Connecticut - Bloodline
Delaware - Shameless
Florida - Bloodline
Georgia - Scandal
Hawaii - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Idaho - Stranger Things
Illinois - Making a Murderer
Indiana - Parks and Recreation
Iowa - Scandal
Kansas - Jane the Virgin
Kentucky - The Walking Dead
Louisiana - Scandal
Maine - Nurse Jackie
Maryland - Scandal
Massachusetts - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Michigan - Orange is the New Black
Minnesota - Making a Murderer
Mississippi - Scandal
Missouri - Scandal
Montana - Peaky Blinders
Nebraska - Orange is the New Black
Nevada - Narcos
New Hampshire - Bloodline
New Jersey - Narcos
New Mexico - Orange is the New Black
New York - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
North Carolina - Scandal
North Dakota - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ohio - Scandal
Oklahoma - Orange is the New Black
Oregon - Portlandia
Pennsylvania - Shameless
Rhode Island - Peaky Blinders
South Carolina - Bloodline
South Dakota - Making a Murderer
Tennessee - Gilmore Girls
Texas - Narcos
Utah - Gilmore Girls
Vermont - New Girl
Virginia - House of Cards
Washington - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Washington, DC - Scandal
West Virginia - American Horror Story
Wisconsin - Fuller House
Wyoming - iZombie

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