If you’re the kind to put stock in unscientific studies from startups looking for free media — as I sometimes am, especially if they’re Tail data-driven — you’ll be equally happy and disappointed to know howtowatch.com has produced a record of the most popular streamed-TV displays for every state.
And Colorado’s most-streamed TV show? It’s & “South Park,” the long-running Comedy Central animated series out of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who moved on to write the Tony-winning “Book of Mormon. ” Because of course it’s.
I love “South Park” as far as the upcoming stumbling around Park County — the mining region 2 hours southwest of Denver that inspired the series.
But is that Colorado is in this time? A lot of stoner jokes into 1st-gear juvenalia, blindly supported by a rabble whose loyalty comes in the exclusion of all else?
We’re getting ahead of ourselves here.
“South Park” creators, writers and voice actors Parker and Stone hail from Colorado, naturally, and met while attending the University of Colorado’s film program in Boulder, a story that has been well documented through the years. Their success has gone past amusing and unlikely and back to approved many occasions it’s difficult to imagine having something to say in their gleefully profane, aesthetic that was button-pushing.
That’s especially true among the current flood of subversive, progressive, artful TV arriving on streaming solutions, by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “American Crime Story” (go watch the Versace-themed Season 2 should you haven’t) to & & ldquo;Atlanta,” & & ldquo;The Great British Baking Show,” & & ldquo;Schitt’s Creek” & “The Good Place. ”
How in the title of Cartman&rsquomother is “South Park&rdquoone of these reveals that are top? It was subversive it’s sensed mean-spirited rudderless and curmudgeonly in a way that just libertarians make to sense.
Maybe the fault lies in the methodology.
“Location things,” a media release for your record reads, “as multiple states adore TV shows filmed in their very own backyard. ” (Note: “South Park” is and always was produced in Los Angeles.)
While noting that nearly 60 percent of the U.S. “today watches TV via online streaming, either replace or supplement cable or satellite support,” howtowatch.com — that comes with an interest in supporting streaming, provided it’s an guide to streaming solutions — said it began by “researching the most popular TV series across four major streaming platforms (Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, and Amazon’s Prime Video) to create an initial list of all 80 shows. Afterward we plugged that lineup to Google Trends to stabilize every state’s hottest TV show. ”
They Googled it.
That’s not surprising when you see that the preferred shows of numerous U.S. countries are narratively established there. Washington state’s popular show, according to howtowatch.com, is ldquo;Frasier,” that is set in Seattle. California’s & is “Narcos,” Utah’s is & & ldquo;Big Love,” New Mexico’s is a tie involving “Better Call Saul” & “Breaking Bad,” Louisiana’s is “Treme” — and forth. If it’s set and/or filmed there, then that state adores it.
Certain displays, such as “True Blood,” “Orange Is the New Black” & “Friday Night Lights,” recur across several states. “South Park” is also, apparently, the show in South Carolina.
If that’s the case, why am I suspicious “South Park” isn’t Colorado’s show?
Surely there’s a whole lot of data at our fingertips nowadays. But Googling is not research, not the type many journalists base their work on (some may say drive-by sexy takes on pseudo-legit studies aren’t real writing, either. But that’s neither here nor there). Is “South Park” objectively popular with the reality contests with Colorado contestants, ranging from “The Bachelor” into “American Ninja Warrior”? Can it be making money or grabbing more eyeballs than the episode of “The Big Bang Theory,” TV’s sitcom? (That is, when we’re likely to delve into that broadcast, flowing debate, that is tough to quantify.)
In any eventyou can’t attribute howtowatch.com for trying, since the report clearly hurt the crucial proprieties of the reporter. But consider this a request for deeper research in these types of marketing-driven lettuce, or (in case it’s true) at least more interest on the part of Colorado’s streaming-TV consumers. “South Park” is still great and all, however rsquo & there;so much out there nowadays.
Yeah, some of itrsquo;s based in Colorado. But as the nation continues to draw people and watch its culture evolve, especially over the Front Range, I could ’t envision all them are ldquo;South Park” diehards. Or most of them.
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