THE RETURN OF "TRADING SPACES" DESIGNS A RATINGS WIN FOR TLC
"TRADING SPACES" Season Premiere Nabs #1 Spot on Saturday Night
After a ten-year hiatus, fan favorite home design show TRADING SPACES returned with record ratings averaging 2.8M P2+ viewers and claiming the #1 spot in all of television on Saturday night. The series lead in TRADING SPACES REUNION SPECIAL also premiered strong delivering 2.5 P2+ viewers and ranking #1 in its time slot for the night. The combined airings led to TLC's highest Saturday night in eight years.
TRADING SPACES fans were not just watching, they were also engaged on social media. On Saturday night, TRADING SPACES was the #1 most social primetime television program on Facebook, and the hashtag #TradingSpaces trended on Twitter in the US during the 8, 9 and 10 p.m. ET hours.
The design fun continues this Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, with an all-new episode featuring legacy carpenters Ty Pennington and Carter Oosterhouse as they "trade spaces" for the first time on the show while new carpenters Brett Tutor and Joanie Sprague make their series debut.
TRADING SPACES was the first home makeover series of its kind and launched a generation of shows to follow in the television home design genre. Two sets of neighbor's trade rooms for two days and, with the help of a designer and carpenter makeover a room with a budget of $2000.
Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #TradingSpaces, 'Like' the Trading Spaces Facebook page, and watch more video on TLC.com/TradingSpaces.
Trading Spaces is produced by Authentic Entertainment, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America.
Source: Nielsen, Prime = 8-11pm. Data based on Program Based Daypart (000s). L+3, Cov Rtg/ (000s). TP Ranks based on Program 1/4hr, L+3 (000s), Trading Spaces/Trading Spaces Reunion (4/7/18), 1Q18 (1/1/18-4/1/18),
Social Rank Source: Nielsen, Social Content Ratings data, ranked on total program interactions in Prime unless otherwise noted. Programs include all Prime telecasts.
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