These Are the States With the Most (and Least) ‘Seinfeld’ Fans

Seinfeld, the beloved television show about “nothing,” celebrates 30 years of making audiences laugh. The enduring series introduced audiences to comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s brand of observational comedy and continues to entertain new audiences today.

Although the show was well-received throughout the country (and abroad), most of the humor was grounded in Seinfeld and co-creator Larry David’s New York roots. From parking space glory to hitting certain New York haunts, the city became another character in the show.

Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, and Jerry Seinfeld in Seinfeld
Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, and Jerry Seinfeld in Seinfeld. | Columbia TriStar Television

Many fans embraced all things, Seinfeld. However, there are some (gasp) viewers living certain areas of the country where the show simply didn’t resonate as much. So where do the biggest Seinfeld fans live? And where are you least likely to get a chuckle if you talk about “shrinkage?” HowtoWatch provided insights using Google Trends about which states are the biggest (and not so much) Seinfeld fans.

These fans probably celebrate Festivus

Not shocking, viewers in New York and a number of states on the East Coast are the biggest Jerry lovers. While the strongest number of fans reside out East, fans in Vermont and Maine aren’t quite as “all in” as those living in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and New Jersey.

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The map interestingly has a few twists. In addition to Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont a few surprising states rank close to being Seinfeld superfans. Included toward the top are viewers living in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Utah.

Fans in Utah recently couldn’t get enough of Jason Alexander’s one-man performance at Utah Valley University, The Deseret News reports. The packed performance marked the fourth appearance Alexander has made in Utah as the actor has developed a relationship with the university.

This part of the country is more like ‘yada yada yada’

Most of the country tune into Seinfeld, but maybe not as enthusiastically as viewers in areas like Rhode Island and Massachusettes. Next level viewers, who still seem as happy as Jerry having dinner with Kenny, include states like Colorado, Indiana, and Ohio.

Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Estelle Harris as Estelle Costanza |Photo by Michael Yarish/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Equally as into the show are viewers living in Minnesota, Missouri, and Michigan. Michiganders likely recall the “Bottle Deposit” episode where Newman concocts a hairbrained scheme to achieve a financial windfall by returning bottles for Michigan’s $.10 bottle return program.

Surprisingly, California and Oregon aren’t huge Seinfeld fans. Other states with fans divided include Florida, Arizona, Nebraska, Iowa and more.

No soup for you in these states

Which states are “meh” about Jerry (but how could anyone not like him)? States with a pretty low viewership include Idaho, South Dakota, New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Other states that don’t love Seinfeld include the Carolinas and Tennessee.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Larry Thomas as Soup Nazi |Photo by Wren Maloney/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

But the states that have absolutely no interest in Seinfeld are Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama. Other states with viewers who probably don’t tune in are Georgia and Louisiana. Also, folks in Hawaii aren’t tuning in either.

During one episode, Newman misses out on his dream mailman position in Hawaii after Jerry agrees to deliver the mail for him to get him to move. When the plan foils after Jerry does a job that was suspiciously too good.