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Long Islanders' favorite TV shows: Most-searched programs according to Google data

From “Friends” to “Stranger Things,” Long Islanders seem to watch it all, according to search data from Google. But which show ranks highest in their hearts? Here's a hint: Even new additions to the prime time lineup just can’t seem to top this award-winning drama.

Below, the top 20 most-Googled TV shows in Nassau and Suffolk, from 2004 to March 2018.

20. 'Arrow'

Stephen Amell stars as Oliver Queen in
Photo Credit: The CW

Stephen Amell stars as Oliver Queen in "Arrow" on The CW, which is an adaptation of the DC comic book "Green Arrow." The character Oliver Queen was also a regular on The CW's "Smallville" before being given his own show.

19. 'South Park'

Comedy Central 's adult animated sitcom,
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Comedy Central 's adult animated sitcom, "South Park," premiered in 1997 and has had over 21 seasons throughout the years. The show revolves around four boys and their bizarre adventures in and around the titular town.

18. 'Friends'

NBC's hit sitcom
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NBC's hit sitcom "Friends" ran for 10 years and holds the fifth most-watched series finale in television history. It followed the misadventures of six 20-something pals navigating work, life and love in Manhattan from 1994 to 2004.

17. 'Flash'

Since 2014, The CW's
Photo Credit: The CW / Diyah Pera

Since 2014, The CW's "Flash" has brought to life DC Comic's titled character, a costumed superhero crime-fighter with the power to move at superhuman speeds. The character also appeared in DC's "Justice League," though Grant Gustin, who stars in the TV show, was replaced with Ezra Miller for the film.

16. 'American Horror Story'

Since its inception in 2011, FX's
Photo Credit: FX / Frank Ockenfels

Since its inception in 2011, FX's "American Horror Story" has explored various horror troupes over the course of each season. From a house with a murderous past to a cult, this Emmy-winning drama has explored everything from supernatural forces to humankind's capacity for evil.

15. 'Riverdale'

From left, KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse
Photo Credit: The CW / Katie Yu

From left, KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart star in "Riverdale," the TV adaptation of the "Archie" comics, which explores the darkness hidden underneath the seemingly perfect image of the titular town.

14. 'The Office'

The first episode of NBC's
Photo Credit: NBC Universal / Paul Drinkwater

The first episode of NBC's "The Office" is a direct adaptation from the BBC series of the same name. Steve Carell, who played Michael Scott on the show, admitted that he had only seen half of the pilot episode of the BBC series before he auditioned for the role.

13. 'America's Got Talent'

NBC's
Photo Credit: NBC / Trae Patton

NBC's "America's Got Talent" has helped spur a number of careers, including that of Long Island's own Sal Valentinetti, who appeared on season 11 of the reality show.

12. 'General Hospital'

ABC's
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ABC's "General Hospital" is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production. It also holds the record for most Daytime Emmy awards for outstanding drama series after 13 wins.

11. 'Dancing With the Stars'

The U.S. spin-off of U.K.'s
Photo Credit: ABC/Craig Sjodin

The U.S. spin-off of U.K.'s "Strictly Come Dancing," ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" has had more than 25 seasons since 2005. Featuring celebrities pairing up with professional dancers to compete against the others for judges' points and audience votes, the show airs a new season during the spring and fall almost every year.

10. 'Sesame Street'

In over 40 seasons,
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In over 40 seasons, "Sesame Street" has produced over 4,300 episodes and has won over 160 Emmy awards, more than any other children's show.

9. 'The Bachelor'

There's been over 20 seasons of
Photo Credit: ABC / Craig Sjodin

There's been over 20 seasons of "The Bachelor," a show designated to match two people in marriage, yet only two couples are still together this day.

8. 'Rick and Morty'

This adult animated science fiction comedy series, which
Photo Credit: Adult Swim

This adult animated science fiction comedy series, which airs on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block, follows cynical scientist Rick Sanchez and his easily influenced grandson Morty Smith. The show has gained a cult following and even spurred a fast-food craze when McDonald's re-released its discontinued Szechuan Sauce after it was featured in an episode.

7. 'Grey's Anatomy'

The title of this series is a play
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The title of this series is a play on "Gray's Anatomy," a human anatomy textbook written by Henry Gray and is currently the longest-running, scripted primetime show airing on ABC.

6. 'Shameless'

Showtime's
Photo Credit: Showtime / Cliff Lipson

Showtime's "Shameless" is a remake of the British series set in Chicago rather than Manchester and depicts the dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher, an alcoholic, single father of six.

5. 'This Is Us'

The series, which premiered in September 2016, quickly
Photo Credit: NBC / Ron Batzdorf

The series, which premiered in September 2016, quickly gained critical acclaim. In its freshman season, "This Is Us" managed to bring home eight awards and 22 nominations.

4. 'Saturday Night Live'

No series in TV history has turned out
Photo Credit: AP / Edie Baskin

No series in TV history has turned out more stars, more careers and more memorable moments than "Saturday Night Live." There have been over 140 cast members in over 40 seasons.

3. 'The Walking Dead'

AMC's
Photo Credit: AMC / Alan Clarke

AMC's "The Walking Dead" is based on the comic book series of the same name, written by Robert Kirkman, and portrays what life would be like in the weeks and months following a zombie apocalypse.

2. 'Stranger Things'

If you haven't seen it, you've heard about
Photo Credit: Netflix

If you haven't seen it, you've heard about it: Netflix's smash hit "Stranger Things" has been making waves in pop culture since its release in 2016. Following the lives of six children in the 1980s, the show is full of nostalgic moments, but normalcy is far out of reach.

1. 'Game of Thrones'

HBO's award-winning television drama,
Photo Credit: HBO via AP / Helen Sloan

HBO's award-winning television drama, "Game of Thrones," based on George R.R. Martin's novel series, "A Song of Ice and Fire," has captivated audiences around the world, so it's no surprise that Long Islanders are just as obsessed. The eighth and final season of the fantasy drama TV series is scheduled to premiere in 2019.

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