Whether you love cutthroat competition, regular people becoming overnight celebrities, or ridiculously scripted drama, reality TV has something for you. But how do your reality TV interests compare to people in your state and across the US?

The team at has released their second annual report on each state's favorite reality TV show. their analysts scoured search results for the most popular reality shows on television to find out which show each state is most obsessed with this year. Compared to our 2016 data, 2017 has a wider variety of shows. Last year, Hoarders and Project Runway were the big winners, with Shark Tank, The Apprentice, and The Bachelor close behind. This year, Hunted and Bachelor in Paradise were the only standout favorites.

We all have our guilty pleasure shows on TV. Do you know what reality show your state is secretly watching behind closed doors? 

Study highlights
  • New York keeps a level eye on the Mob Wives of Staten Island. This show reigned as the most popular show in NY for the second year in a row.
  • California loves to keep up with the lavish slice-of-life drama in Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Life of Kylie, and Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian. KUWTK was the most popular show in the state for the second year in a row.
  • Texas doesn’t truly believe everything has to be bigger to be better—Little Women: Dallas is a huge hit!
  • Nevada can’t wait to see what price castoffs will go for in the Las Vegas–set Pawn Stars. This show was also the most popular reality show in NV for the second year in a row.
  • Louisiana shows up for a local family with a successful hunting business in its love for Duck Dynasty.
  • Utah may no longer be the home of Sister Wives, but the state’s history with polygamy plays a large role in its popularity there. This show was also the most popular show in UT for the second year in a row.
  • Wisconsin is the home of Nick Viall of The Bachelor’s 2017 season, with the fourth episode filmed at his old stomping grounds.
  • While people from Kansas, Missouri, Montana, South Dakota, and Tennessee have been searching Google for Hunted, they may really be looking for a way to hide from law enforcement. Each is among the most dangerous states in the US.
If you think the states that love Bachelor in Paradise follow it because they’re the most romantic states or the loneliest—you’re dead wrong. States with an incredible dedication to sports were the most in love with Bachelor in Paradise.

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