HBO Max, launched on 27th May, is an online subscription streaming platform that allows users in the US the opportunity to access HBO's vast catalogue of TV series, movies and comedy shows. Interested in HBO's comedy shows, OnBuy Boxsets utilised Google Ads to discover which HBO comedy show is the most popular in each US state.
The most popular HBO comedy shows by state
We found that Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm is the joint most popular HBO comedy show in America alongside Run, each topping the list in 15 US states. Curb Your Enthusiasm is the most popular comedy show in Florida, Illinois, and New York, whereas Run tops the list in Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky and Nebraska.
The incredibly funny Silicon Valley, starring Kumail Nanjiani and T.J. Miller, is the winning HBO comedy show in eight US states, including the state where the show was filmed: California.
In addition, Enlightened is the favourite HBO comedy show in Hawaii, and Bill Hader's Barry is the favourite comedy show in Louisiana.
How long does it take to binge-watch America's most popular HBO comedy shows?
We've also calculated how long it would take to binge-watch the most popular HBO comedy shows from start to finish. HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm takes the longest to binge-watch, taking almost three days to get through all 10 seasons. This is followed by Silicon Valley, which takes 1 day and 9 hours to binge-watch the full six seasons.
On the other end of the scale is Family Tree - watching the show's single season would take 4 hours. The quickest series to binge-watch is Run, taking just 3.5 hours to watch the seven episodes in season one from start to finish.
The full results:
|No.||Comedy Show||Viewing Time|
|1.||Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 1 - 10)||2 days and 22 hours|
|2.||Silicon Valley (Season 1 - 6)||1 day, 9 hours and 34 minutes|
|3.||Insecure (Season 1 - 4)||19 hours and 16 minutes|
|4.||Enlightened (Season 1 - 2)||8 hours and 24 minutes|
|5.||Barry (Season 1 - 2)||8 hours and 16 minutes|
|6.||The Righteous Gemstones (Season 1)||4 hours and 30 minutes|
|7.||Family Tree (Season 1)||4 hours|
|8.||Run (Season 1)||3 hours and 30 minutes|
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What are the top HBO comedy shows?
If you're interested in watching the most popular US comedy shows listed, we'll sum up what each show is about:
Curb Your Enthusiasm (10 seasons)
Larry David stars as… Larry David in the hilarious and semi-improvised sitcom, Curb Your Enthusiasm. In the show, Larry is a well-known television writer and producer who gets into many predicaments with his friends and celebrity colleagues in Los Angeles.
Silicon Valley (Six seasons)
Silicon Valley follows the start-up woes of Richard Hendricks, an engineer who creates an app called the Pied Piper and tries to secure investors for it. The show also focuses on five other programmers who are trying to make their mark on Silicon Valley and often parodies the pretentious, as well as cut-throat, nature of Silicon Valley.
Run (One season)
The adventure-filled Run revolves around Ruby Richardson walking away from her normal mundane life in the suburbs when she receives a surprise text from her college boyfriend, Billy Johnson. Both Ruby and Billy made a promise 17 years earlier that if either one of them texted the word 'RUN' and other replied the same, they would meet in New York and travel across America together.
Insecure (Four seasons)
Insecure focuses on the relationship between best friends Issa and Molly. The seasons show the girls going through awkward experiences and struggles in Los Angeles and trying to find solutions to their problems by facing them together.
Family Tree (One season)
In the show Family Tree, 30-year-old Tom Chadwick is a man without a job who has little family. With no real sense of purpose in his life, he inherits a mysterious box left to him by a great aunt he'd never met, which inspires him to go on an all-consuming investigation into his lineage. In doing so, he encounters a whole range of unusual stories and characters from both the United Kingdom and the United States.
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