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HGTV Ranks As a Top 10 Cable Network Again

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For the sixth month in succession, HGTV ranked as a top 10 cable network and proved how many people appreciate quality lifestyle programming.

HGTV is often considered the ultimate resource for people looking to buy, design or redecorate a home. For six months straight, HGTV has been a top 10 cable network among P25-54 in prime time. People are staying home, watching HGTV and revamping their surroundings to feel good.

In fact, HGTV just enjoyed its highest-rated October ever. Its ratings grew 7 percent among P25-54 viewers versus October of last year. The weekends had growth of 11 percent over last October. Whether its a weekday or weekend, fans are tuning in to watch HGTV and learn about home decorating.

Several HGTV series put the network into double-digit gains in October. These shows include "Living Alaska," "Hawaii Life" and one of my personal favorites, "Beachfront Bargain Hunt." With tips from this show and "House Hunters," we found our dream home on the water and decorated it without breaking the bank.

Other favorites that kept viewers coming back for more in October include Buying and Selling and House Hunters Renovation. On October 21 at 9:30 pm. the popular "Flip or Flop" grew almost 60 percent. Stars Tarek El Moussa and his wife Christina keep viewers coming back for more.

In a press release, Kathy Finch, president, HGTV and DIY Network, said, “HGTV is in the enviable position of having multiple hit series on its schedule, leading to consistent ratings strength, night after night and month after month.”

The US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reported at 4.7 percent decrease in entertainment spending in 2013. This means more people are spending time at home and want to feel comfortable there. HGTV offers great ways to make your home cozy on any budget.

Currently HGTV is distributed to over 96 million households in the United States. The brand includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line with products such as fabrics, paint, lighting, flooring and more. HGTV Magazine offers more home and lifestyle tips.

In a time when people are trying to save money and take care of their financial needs, HGTV is there to help everyone make home a more special place. Instead of heading out for a night on the town, people are putting their feet up to get ideas from the fantastic programming on HGTV.

With an array of outstanding shows, HGTV is sure to be successful into the New Year. Finch continued, “With so many strong performers on our programming slate, we are confidently bullish as we head into 2015.” Fans can also visit the updated HGTV website to check out its new and navigable design.

From the Property Brothers to Chip and Joanna Gaines of "Fixer Upper," people are sure to keep coming back for more. What are your favorite shows on HGTV and when do you watch this network most often?


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