Two days before everyone sits down for a nice meal and to watch three NFL games on Thanksgiving Day, the nation will be celebrating another favorite pastime — National Television Day on Nov. 21.
LouisianaBets.com took a break from Louisiana sports betting and utilized IMDB’s list of the Top 50 most watched TV shows in the United States during 2023 as a starting point for the research project, as well as AhRefs to finalize the Top 5 most searched shows. The shows were “The Last of Us,” “Ted Lasso,” “The Mandalorian,” “Succession,” “The Bear.” We then used Google Trends to search each show to see the highest level of interest in each state.
After completing the trends since Jan. 1, 2023, we were able to average out the results to get the top TV shows for each state. Here is what the remote control tells us:
Favorite 2023 TV Show in Louisiana
HBO Tops in Louisiana
With its debut earlier this year, HBO's “The Last of Us” was a huge favorite and topped the list in Louisiana with 33% of the state’s viewership. Based on a video game that debuted in 2013, the series is set 20 years into a pandemic caused by a mass fungal infection, which causes people to transform into zombie-like creatures. It has been renewed for a second season, but filming is not expected to start until the end of this year or early 2024.
Ted Lasso, which debuted in August 2020 and concluded its third (and perhaps final) season in May on Apple TV+, finished second among Louisianans at 19%. Lasso, an American college football coach is hired to coach an English soccer team, with all signs leading to a doomsday scenario, but instead turns out to be very successful — his team would have been worth your attention at Louisiana betting apps.
Succession, which also ended in May after five seasons on HBO, rounded out the top three at 18%.
Lou Monaco is a contributing writer to LouisianaBets.com. Lou had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.