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How good are you at guessing what TV shows are popular where? I was surprised by some of what AdAge's two new interactive maps revealed.
Counties have been assigned descriptive demographic labels like Boom Town, Tractor Country, Moneyed Burbs, Minority Central, Evangelical Epicenters, Service Worker Centers, Immigration Nation, etc. It's a marketing site.
You might guess that Bobby Jones Gospel would be popular in Minority Central, an area across the old South where blacks are often a county's majority, but would you guess they also like Cold Case?
Or that Evangelical Epicenters across the upper South like the CW's Supernatural and Storm Stories?
Or how the group Mormon in Utah likes Glenn Beck best but also likes Chuck?
Or how Immigration Nation in south Texas and New Mexico like Frontline and Ghost Lab.
It was also a surprise to see NASCAR so popular across the northern states but not so much in the south.
People. Sometimes there is just no predicting them.