The Supernatural TV Series May Be the Only Thing Preventing Our Nation From Tearing Itself Apart

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While Republicans and Democrats see eye to eye on very little, apparently there is one thing they both can agree on: Supernatural is a damn fine TV series. A new study reveals that the absurdly long-running show is in the three most loved TV programs of both parties, which is pretty much blowing my mind.


Honestly, both lists, compiled by the E-Score research firm, seem bonkers to me, for reasons which should be pretty obvious once you read them:


1. Supernatural (CW)

2. The Walking Dead (AMC)

3. Scorpion (CBS)

4. Arrow (CW)

5. The Flash (CW)

6. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)


8. Blue Bloods (CBS)

9. Grimm (NBC)

10. Last Man Standing (ABC)


1. Game of Thrones (HBO)

2. The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN)

3. Supernatural (CW)

4. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

5. Suits (USA)

6. The Walking Dead (AMC)

7. How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

8. Doctor Who (BBC America)

9. Empire (Fox)

10. Nashville (ABC)

First of all, Republicans are way more into CW shows than I would have thought. I assume it must be all the shows about vigilantes fighting crime without costing the taxpayers a dime. On the Democrat side, The Haves and the Have Nots may be a masterpiece of a TV series, but it doesn’t get much press... ever. So I find it somewhat suspect that it’s the second favorite show of the party after infinitely more prominent hits like Empire, Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, and so on. (Also, Suits? Come on, Democrats. That’s a show for Reaganites at best.)

But it’s Supernatural I can’t get over. The very favorite show of Republicans? The third favorite show of Democrats? Is this... is this the secret reason that Supernatural has managed to stick around for a dozen full seasons? Because the show is good, I absolutely enjoy it, but... 12 is a lot. We have way more Supernatural than was strictly necessary.

Unless, of course, it’s secretly the most popular show on television and no one is talking about it. Or the patriotic executives of The CW continue to air it out of hopes that it continues to keep the members of America’s two political parties from devolving into a civil war.

But if that’s the case, then the way things are going we’re going need a dozen more seasons of Supernatural at least. And maybe a spin-off or two.



Rob Bricken was the Editor of io9 from 2016-18, the creator of the poorly named but fan-favorite news site Topless Robot, and now writes nerd stuff for many places, because it's all he's good at.



Hilariously odd. The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory I can understand but not Supernatural. Actually, this whole exercise is as ridiculous as it is delightful.

Also, I love Suits despite it being at odds with everything I hold dear. That’s the power of Gina Torres.