The Desk appreciates the support of readers who purchase products or services through links on our website. Learn more...

Philo says Tornado Alley streamed broadcast of “Twister” more than other states

"SpongeBob" and "90 Day Fiance" topped most-streamed series on Philo in majority of states

"SpongeBob" and "90 Day Fiance" topped most-streamed series on Philo in majority of states

(Graphic by The Desk)

Wallet-friendly live television streaming service Philo said viewers in the Tornado Alley states of Kansas and Oklahoma watched a recent broadcast of the 1996 film “Twister” more than any other state in the country.

The report, based on internal viewership data, also said viewers in Louisiana tuned in to the Lifetime original thriller “Safe Room” more than customers anywhere else.

The $25 a month streaming TV service contains live and on-demand programming from a handful of content partners, including Paramount Global (Comedy Central, BET, Nickelodeon); Discovery, Inc. (Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, HGTV), AMC Networks (AMC, IFC, BBC America), A&E Networks (A&E, History Channel) and others. The service offers thousands of hours of replay content and on-demand movies and TV shows to complement its more than 60 linear cable networks.

Using internal viewership data, Philo provided a list of the top movie or TV show streamed in most states (except Alaska and Hawaii) for the week ending April 2nd. The data showed customers in America’s heartland were more likely to stream the popular children’s show SpongeBob Squarepants, while two of the country’s three most-populated states viewed RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1 and Logo TV more than anything else on Philo.

According to Philo, the most-streamed show or movie in each state on its service was:

  • Alabama: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Arizona: 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (TLC)
  • Arkansas: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • California: RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1 / Logo TV)
  • Colorado: Married at First Sight (Lifetime / FYI)
  • Connecticut: 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (TLC)
  • Delaware: Martin (BET)
  • Florida:  The First 48 (A&E)
  • Georgia: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Idaho: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Illinois: Martin (BET)
  • Indiana: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Iowa: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Kansas: The First 48 (A&E)
  • Kentucky: Gunsmoke (INSP)
  • Louisiana: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Maine: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Maryland: Martin (BET)
  • Massachusetts: Married at First Sight (Lifetime / FYI)
  • Michigan: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Minnesota: The First 48 (A&E)
  • Mississippi: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Missouri: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Montana: Gold Rush (Discovery Channel)
  • Nebraska: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Nevada: 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (TLC)
  • New Hampshire: Ridiculousness (MTV)
  • New Jersey: Law and Order (Sundance / We TV)
  • New Mexico: 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (TLC)
  • New York: RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1 / Logo TV)
  • North Carolina: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • North Dakota: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Ohio: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Oklahoma: The First 48 (A&E)
  • Oregon: 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (TLC)
  • Pennsylvania: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Rhode Island: 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (TLC)
  • South Carolina: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • South Dakota: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Tennessee: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Texas: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Utah: Married at First Sight (Lifetime / FYI)
  • Vermont: 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (TLC)
  • Virginia: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Washington (state): RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1 / Logo TV)
  • West Virginia: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Wisconsin: SpongeBob Squarepants (Nickelodeon)
  • Wyoming: 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (TLC)

Philo costs $25 a month for more than 60 live cable channels and thousands of hours of on-demand content. The service includes an unlimited cloud-based DVR that stores shows and movies one year after they are broadcast on television. The service can be accessed on Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and streaming TV devices as well as streaming TV gear running Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

New customers can score a seven-day free trial to Philo by signing up using this link.

Photo of author

About the Author:

Matthew Keys

Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).