Competition shows have become a beloved part of our cultural landscape, captivating audiences with singing sensations, culinary masterpieces, and mesmerizing dance performances over the last 20-plus years. A new study from Shane Co., discovered the most popular competition shows in the U.S.

When it comes to competition shows, singing, and talent-based programs reign supreme. The Voice is the most searched-for show in six states, celebrated for its blind auditions and a star-studded panel of coaches. Similarly, American Idol and The Mole tie for the top spot in five states, with American Idol’s enduring legacy unearthing music sensations and The Mole adding an exciting twist of competition and espionage.

In the realm of diverse competition shows, America’s Got Talent shines as the most searched show in four states, offering an entertainment jackpot featuring talents that range from novelty acts to performance artists. Beyond singing shows, the dance extravaganza Dancing with the Stars commands the attention of viewers in four states, pairing celebrities with professional dancers in a dazzling display of talent. RuPaul’s Drag Race struts its way to the top, dominating in three states with its celebration of drag and unwavering commitment to inclusivity.

In this exhilarating world of competition shows, Americans continue to cheer for their favorites in the realms of cooking, dancing, and singing, highlighting the enduring popularity and cultural significance of these programs. Many of these competition shows are currently airing a new season on their respective channels.