This year, Bravo extended its Real Housewives franchise to Dallas and Potomac, Md., and according to Google Trends data it may know where to take the show's 10th installment: New Orleans or maybe even Baton Rouge.
This is just one of many bits of data that CableTV.com found after analyzing Google Trends data to figure out a state-by-state look at the top reality TV shows.
Some of these trends make sense: California loves the Kardashians; a swath of the south loves the Robertson clan; Nevada bets big on the Las Vegas-set Pawn Stars; and Washington power players can't get enough of The Apprentice. Residents in North Carolina and Missouri; however, will need to find a new show as American Idol crowned its final winner in April.
Cable TV went even further into the data and compared it with the states' rating on the Gallup well-being index (Here's an explanation of how the ratings are compiled).
You can check out the full data here, but some highlights:
- The well-educated love Project Runway while those without degrees generally prefer Duck Dynasty.
- Republicans are big fans of Sister Wives while Democrats choose Project Runway.
- Parents binged on Biggest Loser after bedtime, while those without kids spent their time watching Dance Moms.
- Church goers tended to also love the devoutly-religious Duck Dynasty, while those who skipped church on Sundays made time for Survivor.