JONATHAN KNIGHT’S NEW SERIES ‘FARMHOUSE FIXER’ DELIVERS STANDOUT RATINGS FOR HGTV

New York [April 12, 2021] Singer and home renovator Jonathan Knight’s debut HGTV series Farmhouse Fixer delivered a strong performance for the network during its run, averaging a .57 live plus three-day rating among P25-54 on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET. The rating is a double-digit increase of 47 percent over the previous six weeks. Among W25-54, it averaged a .75 L3 rating in its Wednesday 9-10 p.m. timeslot, a 50 percent lift over the prior six weeks. Farmhouse Fixer ranks as the #2 new unscripted cable series across year-to-date with W25-54. During the series, Jonathan, best known as a member of the Grammy®-nominated band New Kids on the Block, shares his renovation know-how by meticulously restoring centuries-old New England farmhouses that deserve a second chance.

Farmhouse Fixer also drew a large upscale audience, averaging a .68 L3 rating among upscale P25-54, a .92 L3 rating among upscale W25-54 and a .44 L3 rating among upscale M25-54. Attracting more than 19 million total viewers, it also delivered a 1.36 L3 household rating. The series was the #3 cable program in the Wednesday 9-10 p.m. timeslot among upscale P25-54, upscale W25-54, P2+ and households and was a top 5 cable program among P25-54, W25-54 and upscale M25-54.

“Jonathan Knight in Farmhouse Fixer had all the right stuff,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “It was a consistent ratings performer that drove double-digit increases over the prior six weeks and it was a must-watch show during its six-episode run. Once again, we have a winner.”

Farmhouse Fixer also attracted large audiences to HGTV’s digital platforms. Since it premiered on March 3, the series has been a top 5 most-watched series on HGTV GO and the premiere episode has been the #2 most watched episode. Content supporting the season generated more than 1.1M video views across HGTV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Fans are invited to stay connected with Farmhouse Fixer on HGTV’s digital platforms. The season is available to watch on discovery+ and HGTV GO, and exclusive photo galleries and behind-the-scenes content are available at HGTV.com. Fans also can interact on social media by following @HGTV and #FarmhouseFixer on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, as well as follow Jonathan at @jonathanrknight on Instagram. 

ABOUT HGTV and discovery+

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to 84 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.5 million people each month; a social footprint of 25.7 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. Offered on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung, discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon 

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through FacebookTwitterPinterest 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, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. 

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