Near the end of 2016, The New York Times posted 50 maps showing where certain TV shows are popular in the United States.
And while Mormons live throughout the United States and other countries around the world, even The New York Times noted a show was "most popular in Utah and eastern Idaho, both areas with a high Mormon population."
So what show did Utah and Idaho Mormons love the most?
Once Upon a Time.
Mormons are known for their love of fantasy and sci-fi. In fact, many famous, best-selling fantasy and science-fiction authors are Mormon.
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So it's not a big surprise that one of our favorite popular TV shows happens to be an explosion of all of the classic fairy tales rolled into one—Snow White, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, Mulan, Sleeping Beauty, etc.
Many of the other shows popular in Utah and Idaho show Mormons' love for fantasy and sci-fi as well as our love of laughter, our love of family, and our love of reality TV. Here are a few other standout TV shows from The New York Times list of 50 that Mormons in Utah and Idaho love:
- Tonight Show
- American's Funniest Home Videos
- So You Think You Can Dance
- Vampire Diaries
- Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory