TV's Winners And Losers This Election Season

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Alec Baldwin, as Donald Trump, and Kate McKinnon, as Hillary Clinton, in a skit from NBC's "Saturday Night Live." (Courtesy Will Heath/NBC)

This election season gifted the American public with a seemingly never-ending supply of scandals.

“Saturday Night Live” reached its highest viewer rating since Tina Fey lampooned Sarah Palin in 2008. Fox News’s ratings went down thanks to Roger Ailes’s resignation — and Breitbart News’s ascension.

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss which shows cashed in on the election, and which ones seemed to get run over.


Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic. He tweets @Deggans.

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