Each State's Favorite Political TV Show, Mapped
You’d think American TV viewers would get their fill of primetime political intrigue by watching live coverage of the 2016 presidential election. However, plenty of people continue to be obsessed with dramas and comedies that follow the feats, foibles, and misdeeds of fictional elected officials.
To see which of these programs receive the most love, communications and data services company CenturyLink used Google Trends to identify each state's favorite political television show. (The shows all aired within the past decade, and range from classics like The West Wing to more modern offerings like The Good Wife and House of Cards.) Then, they broke down their findings via the nifty map below. CenturyLink even color-coded the map's states red and blue, based on results from the 2012 presidential election and political affiliation of current members of Congress. Check out whether your favorite show made the cut!