FOOD NETWORK ORDERS SECONDS OF "GINORMOUS FOOD"
Primetime Culinary Travelogue Currently Airs Fridays at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network
NEW YORK - January 19, 2017 - Midway through the first season, Food Network announced today it has picked up 13 additional episodes of new primetime series, Ginormous Food, starring comedian and food fanatic Josh Denny, as he travels the country tasting the greatest and biggest dishes, while learning about the amazing stories and people behind them.
"The series launched to tremendous response from our viewers, so Josh Denny is packing up his suitcase and hitting the road to sample more audaciously big, mouthwatering dishes that you will have to see to believe," said Didi O'Hearn, Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network and Cooking Channel.
To date nearly 7.6 million people have tuned into Ginormous Food, with the first two episodes posting gains of +64% and +31% vs. YAGO among core-demo audiences (P25-54) and Millennials (P25-34) respectively. Fans can catch highlights from the series at FoodNetwork.com/GinormousFood, and can join the conversation on Twitter using #GinormousFood.
Ginormous Food is produced by Lusid Media.
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