New York’s Favorite TV Shows of 2023

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The media capital of the world, New York, will take a bow and perhaps a pat on the back as the national celebrates National Television Day on Tuesday, Nov. 21. So paused our coverage of the efforts to legalize New York online casinos to look more closely at which shows resonate with New Yorkers.

New York is home to all four major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC) and a wealth of cable and online media channels. used IMDB’s list of the Top 50 most watched TV shows in the United States during 2023 as a starting point for our research. We narrowed the list down to five thanks to AhRefs and its list of the most searched programs. The shows were “The Last of Us,” “Ted Lasso,” “The Mandalorian,” “Succession” and “The Bear.”

Then we referred to Google Trends for its numbers on the interest level in each of those five shows in all 50 states since Jan. 1, 2023. Finally, we averaged the results to get our list of top shows for each state, as determined by search interest. Here are the results of what New Yorkers watched this year as they await possible New York City online casinos in the future.

Most Searched For TV Shows In New York

Rank, Show Percentage of Searches Network
1. Succession 29% HBO
2. The Last of Us 23% HBO
3. Ted Lasso 21% AppleTV+

‘Succession’ Comes Out On Top In NY

This series, which ended in May after five seasons on HBO, topped New York interest at 29%. A critically acclaimed show, “Succession” follows the Roy family, which owns the New York City-based media giant Waystar RoyCo. Logan Roy, the head of the family, has experienced a decline in health, so his four children all begin to prepare for a future without him, looking to seize control and power.

With its debut earlier this year, HBO’s “The Last of Us” was second, six percentage points behind at 23%. 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.

In third place is “Ted Lasso,” which debuted in August 2020 and concluded its third (and apparently final) season in May on Apple TV+. The program was third on our list at 21%. Lasso, an American college football coach, is hired to coach an English soccer team. All signs leading to a doomsday scenario, but his tenure instead turns out to be very successful and rewarding.

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Lou Monaco 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 ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.