TV Winners and Losers of 2020: From ‘Schitt’s Creek’ to ‘Live PD’ (And We Didn’t Forget Ellen)

Tony Maglio and Reid Nakamura
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Can we please be done with 2020? Never have we needed to ring in a new year so badly, but before we say goodbye to this horrible time in human history, TheWrap’s TV team has a professional obligation to actually identify a few winners and then somehow handpick a digestible number of those on the other end from this skyscraping pile of losers. Read below to see who we think had the best and worst year across the television industry. Also Read: Late Night TV 2020: Top Viral Videos for a Viral Year (Videos) THE WINNERS Cable News Election years mean big business for cable news, and 2020’s hotly contested race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was a huge boon to Fox News, CNN and MSNBC. Fox upped its viewership by nearly 50% from 2019, and the other two networks also saw big enough increases to creep up the rankings this year. TLC TLC has pretty much become a one-trick (or at least a one-show) pony, but it’s big bet on a big winner has been paying off. “90 Day Fiancé” and all of its many spinoffs have powered TLC towards the top of the Nielsen ratings charts. In...

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