‘FLIP OR FLOP’ DOUBLE DIGIT YEAR-OVER-YEAR RATINGS INCREASE DRIVES HGTV THURSDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE

New York [Sept. 12, 2018] The most recent season of HGTV hit series Flip or Flop, starring divorced couple and business partners Tarek and Christina El Moussa, averaged a 1.06 live plus three day rating among viewers P25-54 during its Thursday 9-9:30 p.m. ET/PT timeslot. Since its return on May 31, the series delivered a 15-percent ratings increase over the prior season and was a top 5 cable program in its timeslot, attracting more than 19 million viewers.

“It’s been fascinating to watch Tarek and Christina’s journey as they navigate the ups and downs of the real estate market and their new lives as co-parents,” said Allison Page, president, HGTV and Food Network. “We got a glimpse into how they run their business and manage their family dynamic post-divorce and the response was overwhelming. The more we learned, the more captivated we were, and we’re excited to bring fans another 15-episode season of Flip or Flop in spring 2019.”

Fans who can’t wait until spring can watch four new special episodes that recount Tarek and Christina’s incredible success story. Premiering Thursday, Sept. 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the episodes will feature emotional moments from the series, including the casting tape that started it all, Tarek’s near-fatal cancer scare, the couple’s fertility struggles and the birth of their second child.

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