HGTV FINISHES 2014 AS A TOP 10 CABLE NETWORK
New York [For Immediate Release - January 5, 2015] HGTV was a top 10 cable network in primetime among viewers P25-54 in 2014 - earning its highest yearly cable ranking in the network's history. Of the top 10 rated cable networks in 2014, HGTV was one of only three to show ratings growth. HGTV's primetime ratings grew 4% over 2013, with top performing series Property Brothers, Property Brothers at Home, Flipping the Block and Tiny House Hunters pulling in the highest number of viewers. On average, more than 18 million viewers tuned in to HGTV primetime each week and, on average, viewers spent 80 minutes watching HGTV programs - the highest time spent viewing in the network's history. HGTV also continued to attract one of the most upscale audiences in cable, enabling it to finish 2014 as the #1 cable network among upscale W25-54 for the eighth consecutive year.
"HGTV muscled its way into the top 10 cable networks because its compelling programming and star experts keep our coveted viewers coming back for more," said Kathleen Finch, president, HGTV and DIY Network. "Our team is hyper focused on keeping this ratings momentum going, so expect to see even more new program offerings, including a few surprises, in 2015."
New programs premiering on HGTV in 2015 include the fantasy destination lifestyle series Half-Priced Paradise and Ellen's Design Challenge, a new furniture competition series conceptualized by television icon and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres. Fresh episodes of viewer favorites also are slated to premiere, including new episodes of popular home renovation series Fixer Upper (Chip and Joanna Gaines) and Flip or Flop (Tarek and Christina El Moussa), as well as new episodes of Beachfront Bargain Hunt and Caribbean Life.
America's leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 96 million U.S. households and HGTV.com, the premier source for home-related inspiration, instruction and entertainment, attracts more than six million people each month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. For more information on HGTV HOME branded products and to find a retailer, go to www.hgtvhome.com. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).