Netflix binges are a common occurrence across the US – and indeed the globe – however a fascinating new maps is now revealing exactly what shows it is that people in America are tuning in to watch.
And as the streaming service continues to dominate television, with over 247 million subscribers from across the globe, people have become hooked on many of Netflix’s original productions.
Now, the popularity of those shows is being laid bare in a fascinating new map that documents the most-watched original series in each state across the US, with Stats Panda analyzing Google Trends data to discover the most popular TV shows on the streaming service.
The hit series The Diplomat came in at number one – with over 15 states branding it their top pick – while the show The Night Agent followed close behind.
Stats Panda analyzed Google Trends data to discover the most popular TV shows on the streaming service in each state
Start binging! The most popular shows in each state
Alabama – Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal
Alaska – Treason
Arizona – The Diplomat
Arkansas – Inside Man
California – Kaleidoscope
Colorado – The Diplomat
Connecticut – Pain Killer
Delaware – The Diplomat
Florida – The Night Agent
Georgia – The Night Agent
Hawaii – Beef
Idaho – The Diplomat
Illinois – The Diplomat
Indiana – The Night Agent
Iowa – The Diplomat
Kansas – The Night Agent
Kentucky – Beef
Louisiana – Kaleidoscope
Maine – The Diplomat
Massachusetts – The Diplomat
Maryland – Kaleidoscope
Michigan – The Night Agent
Minnesota – The Diplomat
Mississippi – Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal
Missouri – The Night Agent
Montana – Beef
Nebraska – Quarterback
Nevada – Kaleidoscope
New Hampshire – The Diplomat
New Jersey – Kaleidoscope
New Mexico – The Diplomat
New York – The Diplomat
North Carolina – The Diplomat
North Dakota – Quarterback
Ohio – The Diplomat
Oklahoma – Kaleidoscope
Oregon – The Diplomat
Pennsylvania – The Diplomat
Rhode Island – 1899
South Carolina – The Night Agent
South Dakota – Beef
Tennessee – The Night Agent
Texas – Kaleidoscope
Utah – Harry & Meghan
Vermont – The Diplomat
Virginia – Kaleidoscope
Washington – The Diplomat
West Virginia – From Scratch
Wisconsin – The Night Agent
Wyoming – Beef
Other fan favorites were Kaleidoscope, Beef, Quarterback, Inside Man, Harry & Meghan, 1899, PainKiller, and Treason.
Here, FEMAIL takes a look at every show that people across the country have hailed as their favorites.
Make the right decision! The Diplomat took the crown in a whopping 18 states
It was loved by fans in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
The TV series, which is a Netflix original production, debuted on April 20 and quickly rose to the top of the most-watched list.
The show was created by Debora Cahn and stars Keri Russell, David Gyasi, Rufus Sewell, Ali Ahn, Rory Kinnear and Ato Essandoh.
The eight-episode series follows Keri’s character Kate Wyler, who has just been named the US ambassador to the United Kingdom… though she was supposed to be heading to Afghanistan.
The career diplomat – who is also married to another longtime well-known diplomat Hal, who is played by Rufus – must forge international alliances and stop war from breaking out all over the globe… all while tending to her crumbling marriage.
The Diplomat, which stars Keri Russell, took the crown in a whopping 18 states; it debuted on April 20 and quickly rose to the top of the most-watched list
The eight-episode series follows Keri’s character Kate Wyler, who has just been named the US ambassador to the United Kingdom
Just one month after the series aired on the streaming sector, it was renewed for a second season – however, an official release date has yet to be confirmed.
Put yourself in the shoes of a spy! The second most popular show in the US was The Night Agent
The Night Agent led the charts in nine states.
The series was loved in Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
It debuted on March 23 and soared to the third most-watched show on the streaming platform.
The series appeared in the Top 10 in 93 countries and remained in the category for ten weeks.
It holds the record for the fifth most-watched show of all time within the first 28 days metric, with 626.99 million hours watched.
The show was also favored by film critics and received a 7.7/10 rating on IMDb and a 68 rating on Metacritic.
The second most popular show in the US, according to Stats Panda, was The Night Agent, which stars Gabriel Basso as agent Peter Sutherland
The show scored highly among audiences and film critics and remained in the Top 10 Netflix shows for weeks after release
Just one week after its release, it was renewed for a second season, however, an official air date has yet to be shared
Audience scores for the series were positive, with an 82 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes, while critic’s scores also stood at an impressive 69 per cent.
The spy-thriller sensation is based on a novel by Matthew Quirk and follows an FBI agent who finds himself in the middle of an investigation against the White House.
It stars Gabriel Basso, Luciane Buchanan, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Sarah Desjardins, Eve Harlow, Phoenix Raei, Enrique Murciano, D. B. Woodside, and Hong Chau.
Gabriel leads the series as agent Peter Sutherland, who fights with all his might to help get to the bottom of the conspiracy.
Just one week after its release, it was renewed for a second season, however, an official air date has yet to be shared.
The choice is yours! Kaleidoscope reigned as the top show in eight states AND let viewers pick the order in which to watch the episodes
It was most watched by people in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, California, Nevada, Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey.
The wild heist drama debuted in January and allowed those watching to select the order in which they watch the episodes.
The wild heist drama Kaleidoscope debuted in January and allowed those watching to select the order in which they watch the episodes
The thrilling series follows a master thief and his crew attempting an elaborate heist worth $7 billion dollars (pictured, Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap)
Although Netflix has yet to officially announce a season two of Kaleidoscope, fans are crossing their fingers that they will get to see more twists and turns from the thieves
The thrilling series follows a master thief, played by Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito, and his crew attempting an elaborate heist worth $7 billion dollars.
However the eight episodes of the drama have not been released in chronological order – instead, viewers are encouraged to watch in any order.
It stars Giancarlo as Leo Pap as he leads a team of thieves through an intricate heist.
Each of the eight episodes is named after a color, with ‘Green’, ‘Yellow’, ‘Orange’, ‘Blue’, ‘Violet’, ‘Red’, ‘Pink’, and ‘White’.
But seven of the eight episodes can be watched in any order – allowing viewers to ‘choose their own adventure – with just White fixed as the series finale.
Although Netflix has yet to officially announce a season two of Kaleidoscope, fans are crossing their fingers that they will get to see more twists and turns from the thieves.
Get those giggles on! The TV series Beef was the most-watched in five states and everyone laughing
Following the beloved Kaleidoscope is the TV series Beef, which was the most-watched in five states
The ten-episode comedy series was released in April and tells the story of two strangers who get involved in a road rage incident and the aftermath
Beef stars Steven Yeun as Danny Cho, a failing contractor with a chip on his shoulder, who goes head-to-head with Amy Lau (Ali Wong), a person living a life as a self-made entrepreneur
It was a fan-favorite in Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Kentucky, and Hawaii.
The ten-episode comedy series was released in April and tells the story of two strangers who get involved in a road rage incident and the aftermath.
Beef stars Steven Yeun as Danny Cho, a failing contractor with a chip on his shoulder, who goes head-to-head with Amy Lau (Ali Wong), a person living a picturesque life as a self-made entrepreneur.
The show was universally lauded by critics and fans alike, with the acting and writing being singled out for praise.
It even received a score of 100 on Rotten Tomatoes.
The show has yet to be renewed for a second season.
Time to be a sports star! Quarterback was loved in two states and gave a sneap peek into the personal lives of athletes
The NFL docuseries Quarterback delved into the off-field lives of star players and recounted the Chiefs’ run to the Super Bowl.
It was a fan-favorite in Nebraska and North Dakota.
One of the players that the show surrounded was Patrick Mahomes.
The docuseries Quarterback followed the lives of three quarterbacks including the K.C. Chiefs superstar Patrick
Filming for the show occurred in the Patricks’ former home in Kansas City, which was reportedly worth $2.9million. Since, they have moved into their dream home in Cass County
Filming for the show occurred in the Patricks’ former home in Kansas City, which was reportedly worth $2.9million. Since, they have moved into their dream home in Cass County, MO.
Can money buy power? Fans can find out by tuning into Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal, which was popular in two states
Another fan-favorite show was the docuseries Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal.
It was the most-watched show in both Alabama and Mississippi.
The two-part series dove deep into the scandals and murders that plagued a once-prominent South Carolina legal scion and his family.
The show examined the death of Mallory Beach on board a boat driven by a drunken Paul Murdaugh, as well as his and his mother’s subsequent murders.
It also touched on the mysterious death of the Murdaugh’s housekeeper as well as the death of Stephen Smith, who was found dead in the middle of a South Carolina road in 2015.
Another fan-favorite show was the docuseries Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal
It also touched on the trial of Alex, who was found guilty of murdering his wife Maggie, 52, and Paul, 22
The first part was released in February.
The second part followed at the end of September.
The Murdaughs were once a very powerful political family in South Carolina, with one man noting in the trailer: ‘For over a century, the Murdaughs were law and order here in the 14th Circuit.’
But after Mallory Beach, 19, was thrown from a boat driven by her friend, Paul Murdaugh.
Due to the accident, she was killed in 2019.
Shortly after, questions started surrounding the political dynasty.
People wondered if the powerful family had been using their wealth and status to avoid consequences.
It also touched on the trial of Alex, who was found guilty of murdering his wife Maggie, 52, and Paul, 22.
Netflix has yet to confirm the release of a third season.
Murdaugh’s wife Maggie (right) and his younger son Paul (left) were found shot dead on the family’s property in June 2021
Cry your heart out! The love story From Scratch had fans weeping
In West Virginia, people tuned into the series titled, From Scratch.
The series, which is based on a true story, swept the nation, leavings thousands of people around the world in emotional turmoil after watching the heart wrenching love story.
The show, which premiered on October 21 is about an American student named Amy who falls in love with an Italian chef named Lino while she’s studying abroad in Florence.
After Lino decides to move to America to be with his new love, their relationship is quickly put to the test when his parents reveal that they don’t approve of the whirlwind romance.
People quickly got caught up in Lino and Amy’s adorable love story, but when he tragically died of cancer at the end of the show, many were left ‘weeping’ and ‘sobbing’ from the heartbreaking twist.
The show starred Zoe Saldana, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Danielle Deadwyler, Judith Scott, Kellita Smith, and Luca Sardo, was created by Tembi and her sister, Attica Locke, who co-wrote the script and executive produced it alongside Reese Witherspoon.
The Netflix series From Scratch swept the nation – leavings thousands of people around the world in emotional turmoil after watching the heart wrenching love story
The show is about an American student named Amy who falls in love with an Italian chef named Lino. Amy (named Tembi in real life) is seen in the show (left) and in real life (right)
The series is actually based off of a true story, as it came from a memoir written by Tembi Locke. She is seen with her late husband, who inspired the book and show, and their daughter
Think like a royal! Fans in Utah were obsessed with Harry & Meghan
In Utah, fans couldn’t stop watching the docuseries Harry & Meghan.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released their $100million docuseries Harry & Meghan with the streaming giant last December, which became Netflix’s second-highest-ranked documentary ever.
Meghan & Harry, directed by Liz Garbus, was the first project to emerge from the multi-year deal the couple signed with the streaming giant back in 2020, shortly after they announced they were stepping down as working members of the Royal Family.
The first three episodes contained a series of comments that are believed to have upset his father King Charles III, including Harry’s claim that he was ‘literally brought up’ by a ‘second family’ in Africa where he chose to spend three-month stints in his late teens and twenties as he came to terms with his mother’s death.
Harry also describes a ‘huge level of unconscious bias’ in the Royal Family – with reference to Princess Michael of Kent wearing an offensive Blackamoor-style brooch in front of his wife at Buckingham Palace.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell Netflix series was most watched by people in Utah
Meghan & Harry, directed by Liz Garbus, was the first project to emerge from the multi-year deal the couple signed with the streaming giant back in 2020, shortly after they announced they were stepping down as working members of the Royal Family
There is also a suggestion that the UK is racist and more obsessed with race than the US, with Meghan declaring that she ‘wasn’t really treated like a black woman’ until she came to Britain.
The six-episode series was split in two, with the first three parts coming out on December 8, 2022, and the other three being released a week later.
Although it was the highest-ranked documentary, Netflix has no plans of renewing the show for another season.
‘Deliciously dark’: The thriller Inside Man left viewers in Arkansas wanting more
The show Inside Man was most watched by people in Arkansas.
The four-part series, which was released in September, was hailed ‘deliciously dark’ and ‘gripping’ by critics.
It stars David Tennant as Harry Watling, a village vicar who becomes entangled in a dark secret that threatens to destroy his life.
The show Inside Man was most watched by people in Arkansas and was hailed ‘deliciously dark’ – it It stars David Tennant as Harry Watling, a village vicar
Half a world away, on death row in a US prison, is Jefferson Grieff (Stanley Tucci), a convicted killer and leading professor of criminology who is called upon to help solve difficult cases
The two parallel storylines slowly intersect when Grieff is profiled by British journalist Beth Davenport (It’s A Sin star Lydia West) who seeks his help on a case involving her friend
Half a world away, on death row in a US prison, is Jefferson Grieff (Stanley Tucci), a convicted killer and leading professor of criminology who is called upon to help solve difficult cases.
The two parallel storylines slowly intersect when Grieff is profiled by British journalist Beth Davenport (It’s A Sin star Lydia West) who seeks his help on a case involving her friend, a math tutor, whose client is Watling’s son.
There has yet to be any confirmation for a second season of the hit series.
The dangers of drugs: The drama Painkiller had fans in Connecticut obsessed
Meanwhile, TV-enthusiasts in Connecticut loved the drama Painkiller, which takes a deep-dive into the United States opioid epidemic.
It premiered in August and quickly rose to the top 10.
Painkiller stars Matthew Broderick as Purdue Pharma boss Richard Sackler, while West Duchovny portrays Shannon Shaeffer – one of his ‘Oxycontin Kittens’ who goes out to sell the dangerously addictive painkillers to doctors.
Painkiller stars Matthew Broderick as Purdue Pharma boss Richard Sackler. Pictured: Broderick appearing in the trailer for the new series
Uzo Aduba also stars in the new series as Edie Flowers, the lawyer going up against Purdue Pharma
The new Netflix drama explores the true story of the opioid epidemic in the United States, which Purdue Pharma was found partly responsible for, as the company misled the public about how addictive the drug OxyContin was.
The show itself focuses on the beginnings of the opioid crisis by taking a look at Purdue Pharma and OxyContin.
Painkiller drew inspiration from two pieces of writing for its plot, the book Pain Killer by Barry Meier, as well as an article featured in the New Yorker by Patrick Radden Keefe entitled The Family That Built an Empire of Pain, which was published in October 2017.
Take a trip back in time! The Netflix series 1899 was the best show in Rhode Island
The show 1899 was the most-loved in Rhode Island, according to Stats Panda.
The eight-episode series focused on the events surrounding a the passengers on a migrant steamship forging west with optimism at the turn of the century when they cross paths with the Prometheus, another ship at sea, significantly changing the tone of the trip.
The series debuted on Netflix on November 17, 2022.
The show 1899 was the most-loved in Rhode Island, according to Stats Panda
The eight-episode series focused on the events surrounding a the passengers on a migrant steamship forging west with optimism at the turn of the century
Friese and bo Odar, who previously created the series Dark, previously told The Hollywood Reporter that they had already developed concepts for a second and third season of the series
It featured Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau, Maciej Musial, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Rosalie Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, José Pimentão, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards, Alexandre Willaume and Anton Lesser.
The creators – Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar – noted that they already had plans for a third season, however, their ideas came to a halt when the series was cancelled.
It was immersed in controversy amid allegations the show had plagiarized its material from a Brazilian graphic novel.
It was shortly cancelled following the controversy.
Fans want more! Treason was the most popular show in Alaska
The Netflix thriller Treason was the most-watched show in Alaska.
It follows an MI6 deputy, whose life takes a turn when a Russian spy forces him to answer questions about his life.
The Netflix thriller Treason was the most-watched show in Alaska
It follows an MI6 deputy, whose life takes a turn when a Russian spy forces him to answer questions about his life
When it first aired, the show was branded as a ‘limited series’ meaning those who love the thriller seem to be out of luck
Treason stars Charlie Cox, Olga Kurylenko, and Oona Chaplin.
The show was released in December 2022.
Netflix has yet to confirm the renewal of a second season.
When it first aired, the show was branded as a ‘limited series’ meaning those who love the thriller seem to be out of luck.