HGTV STRONG NEW YEAR'S DAY PERFORMANCE
HELPED BY 'HGTV DREAM HOME 2019' AND FRESHMAN SERIES 'WINDY CITY REHAB'
New York [Jan. 8, 2019] Bolstered by its robust All Premiere New Year programming lineup, HGTV averaged a 0.61 live plus three-day rating among viewers P25-54 on Tuesday night, Jan. 1, a 22% increase over the holiday in 2018. The evening's strong performances included HGTV Dream Home 2019 and the series premiere of Windy City Rehab, the network's newest home renovation series. Windy City Rehab, starring designer and real estate developer Alison Victoria, delivered a 0.82 live plus three-day rating among viewers P25-54 in the 9-10 p.m. ET/PT timeslot, making it the highest rated series premiere on HGTV since 2017. With a 0.71 live plus three-day rating among viewers P25-54, the 8-9 p.m. ET/PT airing of HGTV Dream Home 2019 grew by 16% versus last year's special. It also helped spur a 36% increase in online visits to the HGTV Dream Home 2019 website as well as an 8% lift in sweepstakes entries to date over the previous year.
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 spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.