Utah loves 'Stranger Things' while rest of US moves on; 'Daredevil' popular, cancelled

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Utah loves "Stranger Things" more than any other state. (Photo: Netflix via MGN)

(KUTV) — Utah loves "Stranger Things" more than any other state.

At least that is what discovered when it went to the trouble to find the most popular Netflix shows for each state in U.S. It discovered the most popular Netflix show in the U.S. for the year was "13 Reasons Why."

  • Other popular shows included:
  • "Orange is the New Black"
  • "Daredevil" — recently cancelled but a possibility to be picked up by Disney's streaming service
  • "The End of the F***ing World"
  • "Stranger Things"

Seven states loved "13 Reasons Why" the most while six loved "The End of the F***ing World" best. While "Daredevil" won fewer states than the prison comedy / drama "Orange Is The New Black" (five) but was the third most popular show. No states had "Daredevil" as its most popular show in 2017 so it actually may be growing in popularity. So why was in cancelled? It has been rumored Marvel pulled the show from Netflix, but that hasn't been official confirmed or reported.

While most states seem to be over "Stranger Things," Utah liked it best for 2017 and 2018. Only four states had repeat favorites and only Utah liked "Stranger Things" in consecutive years. Missouri liked "Ozark," twice, possibly because it is set in Missouri. Utah liked "Gilmore Girls" in 2016.

HighSpeed observed earlier in the year that "Orange Is The New Black," about a prison for women, was often popular in states with a high incarceration rate.

Also of note, viewers in Alaska, Colorado and Oregon searched for "Star Trek: Discovery," a show not available on Netflix in the U.S., but available internationally. CBS All Access has the show.

The team said it compiled a list of 40 Netflix shows and used Google Trends to find a ranking for them across every state.