Among the many on-screen families reflecting our own quirks, there’s one that America just can’t get enough of.  Plex, a streaming platform, in partnership with the market research firm OnePoll, conducted a survey among 2,000 American streaming service subscribers to look into America’s fascination with on-screen families and relationships. As well as how these dynamics impact their own off-screen relationships.

America’s favorite on-screen family

According to the survey’s findings, America’s favorite on-screen family is the Addams family, particularly from the TV series Wednesday. They are closely followed in popularity by the families of The Simpsons, The Brady Bunch, and the Bundys from Married with Children.

Additionally, the survey revealed the top three on-screen best friend pairings. According to the study, the most beloved duos include Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler from Law & Order SVU, Wednesday and Enid from Wednesday, and Walter White and Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad. Additionally, 72% of respondents expressed their enthusiasm for discovering that on-screen friends or families are actually friends in real life.

More survey findings

Interestingly, 96% of participants indicated that they engage in conversations about recent TV episodes with their friends and family, with 66% stating that they do so “frequently” or “very frequently.” In the past year, they found that some of the most widely discussed TV shows and movies included Avatar: The Way of Water (26%), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (26%), Stranger Things (22%), and House of the Dragon (20%).

“Now more than ever, people are craving and seeking out communities to bond and connect with,” stated Jason Williams, Product Director at Plex. “Much in the same way people in book clubs get together to discuss what they’re reading, there’s an unmatched sense of community among film and TV buffs who connect through sharing opinions, reviews and suggestions on content.”

Check out the full survey breakdown here.

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