Now that Fall has officially fallen, it’s time to start thinking about colorful leaves, turkey, pumpkin pie, cocoa, cozy binge-watching, and of course, family. Despite the many choices, there are certain favorite sitcom families in each state that pop up more than others when folks are searching for what to watch during the holiday season.
According to the folks at CenturyLinkQuote, The Simpsons is the most popular family sitcom nationwide, with 15 states googling it most—and yet, they’re the family most people would rather not actually be in! CLQ’s survey data found that The Belchers from Bob’s Burgers are the number one TV family that Americans wish they could join.
5 Favorite Sitcom Families in Each State
1. The Simpsons
Although The Simpsons is the most searched family sitcom, most Americans are happy not to be a part of the Simpsons family — 16% of Americans say the Simpsons are the TV family that they least want to join.
2. That ’70s Show
That ’70s Show is the second most popular sitcom, with 11 states searching for it most, including Wisconsin, the state where the series takes place. Good news for fans of the show—in October, Netflix ordered a spin-off of the series that will be titled That ’90s Show. Break out the scrunchies and cue up the grunge playlist!
3. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is the third most popular family sitcom, with seven states searching for it most. The series has won eight awards, including 2 NAACP Image Awards. By the way, a reboot of the series, Bel-Air, is expected to premiere sometime in 2022.
4. The Goldbergs
The fourth most searched family sitcom was The Goldbergs, with five states googling the show most, including Pennsylvania, the state where the series takes place. The Goldbergs are also the TV family that the second-highest number of Americans wish they could be a part of, at 17%.
5. Schitt’s Creek
The fifth most searched family sitcom was Schitt’s Creek, with fourstates searching for it most. Since the funny fictional family lives in Ontario Canada, it stands to reason that three of those states border our Northernmost neighbor.
- The Belchers from Bob’s Burgers are the TV family that the highest number of Americans wish they could be a part of. Out of the 18% of respondents that want to be a part of this family, 46% said it is because they are very supportive.
- The Griffins from Family Guy were the top TV family that Americans are happy not to be a part of, followed by the Simpsons from The Simpsons and the Bluths from Arrested Development.
- Out of all the people who said they wanted to be a part of a TV family because they wished they were that close with their parents and siblings, 65% were women.
- Family support is the main motivation to be part of a certain TV family, according to 36% of people who took the survey.
The holidays mean family… which TV family would you like to spend them with? Here are the favorite sitcom families in each state, plus fun facts!