As the streaming landscape evolves, Netflix continues to captivate audiences with a myriad of shows, and regional preferences shed light on the diverse tastes of viewers across the United States. Now has taken a look at this year's streaming figures across google trends to crown a champ in each state. So for 2023, what did Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin choose as their go to Netflix show?

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(L-R) Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder speak onstage during the Netflix Premiere of Zack Snyder's REBEL MOON - Part One: A Child of Fire at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 13, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix)

Iowa's Affinity for "Wednesday"

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In the heartland of America, Iowa's top Netflix pick for 2023 is "Wednesday," a show that delves into the life of the Addams family's daughter. While this quirky series resonated strongly with Iowans, it was notably the only state where "Peaky Blinders" maintained its top spot from the previous year.

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Illinois' Thrill with "Outer Banks"

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Moving to the Midwest, Illinois viewers favored the secret treasure thriller "Outer Banks." Despite mixed reviews with a 56% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the series, set in North Carolina's Outer Banks, held its ground, securing the top spot in the state. This choice reflects the state's penchant for gripping narratives and intriguing plot twists.

Wisconsin's Dive into the Dark with "Black Mirror"

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Up north in Wisconsin, the top Netflix show for 2023 is the thought-provoking anthology series "Black Mirror." Known for its dystopian and futuristic themes, "Black Mirror" resonated with Wisconsin viewers, showcasing the state's appetite for apparently intellectually stimulating content.

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These regional preferences offer a glimpse into the entertainment experience of the Midwest. Whether it's the whimsical world of "Wednesday," the thrilling escapades of "Outer Banks," or the intellectual depth of "Black Mirror," Netflix continues to cater to a broad spectrum of tastes, making streaming a personalized and engaging experience for viewers nationwide; even if they are killing password sharing...


2023's Top Netflix Shows by State:

  1. Beef:
    • Most frequently featured show on the map, chosen by 14 states
    • Comedy with twists, turns, and thrills
    • 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes
    • Up for 13 Emmys and three Golden Globes
  2. The Night Agent:
    • Spy thriller that debuted in late March
    • Renewed for a second season just one week after its Netflix launch
    • No specific geographical trends observed; popular across various states
  3. Outer Banks:
    • Secret treasure thriller set in North Carolina's Outer Banks
    • Season 3 debuted in February, renewed for a fourth season
    • Mixed reviews with a 56% rating on Rotten Tomatoes
    • Easy watch with solid twists and turns
  4. Wednesday & Peaky Blinders:
    • Peaky Blinders, the top-rated show in 2022, dropped in popularity.
    • Nebraska remained a strong supporter of Peaky Blinders for a second straight year.
    • Wednesday was popular in just two states (Iowa and Idaho).
  5. Kaleidoscope:
    • Interactive show allowing viewers to watch episodes in any order.
    • Received hype but had a 49% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
    • Missouri was the only state to rank Kaleidoscope as its top show.
  6. Ginny & Georgia:
    • Top spot among true comedies

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