Do you watch specific Halloween episodes of television? I don’t really think to do that. Watch specific movies around Halloween time, yes? In fact, my husband and I just re-watched “To Cast a Deadly Spell” because hey, it’s the Halloween season! This is why although perhaps not the most scientific of surveys, I couldn’t resist diving into the results from USDISH’s report “The Top Halloween Episodes in America.”
As I mentioned in the above paragraph, USDISH isn’t doing super in-depth research. As outlined in their report “The team at USDISH looked at the top 15 episodes on IMDb that were tagged ‘Halloween,’ produced between 1990 and 2020, had over 1,500 votes, and had a rating of 7.5 or higher. From there, we found the episode premiere’s viewership in the TV by the Numbers archive and ranked the shows from most to least popular based on viewership.
To find out each state’s most popular TV show during Halloween, we looked at Google Trends data from October 1–October 30, 2020, to find which show had the greatest search volume in each state.”
If you were going to watch television for Halloween, what would you watch? For me, any “Treehouse of Horror” from The Simpsons. If I was feeling bold AND daring, I’d go with any American Horror Story season. Below are the top television shows for Halloween by state:
Alabama Friends Alaska Stranger Things Arizona The Simpsons Arkansas The Big Bang Theory California The Simpsons Colorado Friends Connecticut The Simpsons Delaware The Big Bang Theory District of Columbia Stranger Things Florida Stranger Things Georgia Stranger Things Hawaii Criminal Minds Idaho Stranger Things Illinois Friends Indiana Criminal Minds Iowa Friends Kansas The Big Bang Theory Kentucky The Big Bang Theory Louisiana Friends Maine The Big Bang Theory Maryland The Simpsons Massachusetts Friends Michigan Stranger Things Minnesota The Simpsons Mississippi The Big Bang Theory Missouri Friends Montana Stranger Things Nebraska The Simpsons Nevada The Simpsons New Hampshire Friends New Jersey Friends New Mexico Friends New York Friends North Carolina Stranger Things North Dakota Criminal Minds Ohio Stranger Things Oklahoma The Simpsons Oregon The Simpsons Pennsylvania Criminal Minds Rhode Island The Simpsons South Carolina Stranger Things South Dakota The Big Bang Theory Tennessee Friends Texas Friends Utah Stranger Things Vermont Friends Virginia Stranger Things Washington Stranger Things West Virginia The Big Bang Theory Wisconsin Criminal Minds Wyoming Criminal Minds
You can view the whole USDISH report here.
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