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The Reign of Right-Wing Primetime

Is pleasing Republicans necessary for a hit show? You betcha. Why the GOP matters more to mainstream TV than you know.


James Hibberd writes:
I’ll name a hit TV show, and you guess if it’s more popular among Republicans or Democrats.

First, NCIS — investigating military crimes on CBS. Safe bet conservatives love it, right?

How about ABC’s Desperate Housewives — a racy soap, female audience. Little more tricky.

Now things get tough: CBS’ geeky, atheist-friendly The Big Bang Theory, Fox’s megarated American Idol, ABC’s progressive Emmy winner Modern Family.

Which of these shows is favored more by Republicans?

All of them. READ MORE

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