Minnesotans can't get enough of Making a Murderer.
The wildly popular docu-series that questions the murder conviction of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey (more on that below) was the most streamed Netflix show in Minnesota last year, HighSpeedInternet.com (HSI) says.
Netflix doesn't release viewership data, but HSI put together a map of the most streamed Netflix shows by state anyway. It based the map on this Paste Magazine list of the top 75 shows on Netflix in fall 2016, and cross-referenced it with Google Trends data.
The map is anything but official, but maps are fun regardless. So here's what HSI discovered:
Scandal is popular. It was the "most-streamed" show in the most states, especially in the central United States and on the East Coast. Orange is the New Black topped the list in a bunch of states too, especially in the Southwest.
HSI suggests there's a correlation between what people watch and the demographics of where they live. For example, zombie-themed shows are popular in West Virginia and Wyoming – two states that have among the most guns per capita. This has HSI saying when the "zombiepocalypse comes, they’ll be ready."
Making a Murderer was only named the most streamed Netflix show in three states, and they're all in the Midwest: Minnesota, Illinois and South Dakota.
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The Emmy-award winning docu-series was released in December 2015, and quickly became a hit as it explores whether Avery and Dassey should have been convicted in the 2005 murder of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach.
The series goes over Avery’s 2007 trial and questions the circumstances that led to his arrest and conviction. It suggests Avery was framed by law enforcement in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, and that Dassey was manipulated by his defense team into confessing.
Since the show premiered on Netflix, Avery and Dassey’s attorneys have been working to get their convictions overturned. Dassey’s was overturned, but he remains in prison as the state appeals the judge's decision to overturn his conviction, the New York Times said.
This process is expected to be featured in the second season of Making a Murderer. Co-creators Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi said they will continue to document the justice process as it continues, Variety reported.