A Map Of All 50 States’ Favorite Reality TV Show Comes With A Few Surprises

What's your state's guilty pleasure?

When it comes to reality TV, there's something for everyone. We have ones of a competitive nature, others that follow people's everyday lives, or ones where people search for love — just to name a few. But which flavor of unscripted TV do we enjoy watching in our downtime?



One website, CableTV.com, set out to determine exactly that by analyzing search results and Google Trends data to determine the most popular reality TV show in each state (plus D.C.) — revealing the tastes and interests of its population. The results are pretty varied, with only Hunted (Kansas, Missouri, Montana, South Dakota, Tennessee) and Bachelor in Paradise (Colorado, D.C., Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota) being the clear standout favorites with five each.

What's interesting about the states that are fans of Hunted and Bachelor in Paradise is that they are fitting in with and bucking stereotypes, respectively. As the report notes, the states that watch Hunted — a competition show where people essentially attempt to hide while investigators try to find them — are considered, based on a WalletHub study, to be the most dangerous states. On the flip side, don't think that the people watching Bachelor in Paradise only have love on the brain because, according to a 24/7 Wall St. index, they just so happen to be states that are fueled by sports. 

Notable one-offs of states supporting local talent are New Yorkers declaring their allegiance to the over-the-top ladies of Mob Wives, Louisiana showing up for the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty, Nevada supporting the Las Vegas-set Pawn Stars, Georgia supporting the lovely peaches of The Real Housewives (leaving us to assume it's the Atlanta-based cast), and California keeping up with the whole Keeping Up With the Kardashians family.

Check out the full list to see what reality TV the people in your state are watching:

Credit: CableTV.com
Credit: CableTV.com

And here's a handy list of each state's reality TV choice:

Alabama: American Idol
Alaska: Naked and Afraid
Arizona: Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Arkansas: Naked and Afraid
California: Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Colorado: Bachelor in Paradise
Connecticut: Dance Moms
Delaware: 16 & Pregnant
Florida: Fear Factor
Georgia: The Real Housewives
Hawaii: Top Chef
Idaho: The Apprentice
Illinois: Dancing With the Stars
Indiana: Dancing With the Stars
Iowa: Dancing With the Stars
Kansas: Hunted
Kentucky: Kate Plus 8
Louisiana: Duck Dynasty
Maine: America's Got Talent
Maryland: Supernanny
Massachusetts: Bachelor in Paradise
Michigan: Bachelor in Paradise
Minnesota: Bachelor in Paradise
Mississippi: Love & Hip-Hop
Missouri: Hunted
Montana: Hunted
Nebraska: Kate Plus 8
Nevada: Pawn Stars
New Hampshire: Long Island Medium
New Jersey: Shark Tank
New Mexico: Little Women: LA
New York: Mob Wives
North Carolina: Hoarders
North Dakota: The Voice
Ohio: 16 & Pregnant
Oklahoma: Undercover Boss
Oregon: Little People, Big World
Pennsylvania: Guy's Grocery Games
Rhode Island: The Voice
South Carolina: The Real Housewives
South Dakota: Hunted
Tennessee: Hunted
Texas: Little Women: Dallas
Utah: Sister Wives
Vermont: Survivor
Virginia: The Apprentice
Washington: Project Runway
Washington, D.C.: Bachelor in Paradise
West Virginia: Hoarders
Wisconsin: The Bachelor
Wyoming: Ink Master

What eclectic tastes we all have!

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