HGTV SUNDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE SPURS NET TO ORDER
68 NEW EPISODES OF ITS POPULAR FANTASY LIFESTYLE SERIES
Network Also Greenlights 'Mediterranean Life'
NEW YORK [Oct. 3, 2018] With its Sunday night lifestyle series attracting more than 13 million viewers every month, HGTV triggered an order for 68 additional sun-soaked episodes of Beach Hunters, Beachfront Bargain Hunt and Island Hunters. The fresh episodes of the beach-themed series are slated to premiere in 2019. HGTV, which consistently ranks as a top 3 cable network among women 25-54 on Sunday nights, also greenlit a new 14-episode series, Mediterranean Life. From the crystal-clear waters of Spain's Costa del Sol to the rugged beauty of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, the newest series in the fantasy lifestyle genre will follow house hunters seeking the perfect Mediterranean escape to call their own. Mediterranean Life is slated to premiere in March 2019.
"The unbridled popularity of fantasy lifestyle programming continues to bring new viewers to HGTV each week and positively impacts Sunday prime ratings," said John Feld, senior vice president, original programming and production for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. "By adding Mediterranean Life to the pipeline, delivering three hours of premieres every Sunday and showcasing stunning homes around the world, we are giving fans much more of what they love."
Beach Hunters features buyers who travel to exquisite seaside destinations to find their dream homes on the sand. Beachfront Bargain Hunt spotlights for-sale beach homes that won't break the bank, while Island Hunters features families who search the world's most beautiful islands to find an idyllic tropical getaway.
HGTV delivers the superstar experts, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning transformations that make all things home fun. America's favorite way to get entertaining, relatable and inspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 90 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.7 million people each month; a social footprint of 16.8 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.