At a time when most ratings are eroding, viewership for lifestyle programming is rising. All six of the Scripps Networks lifestyle channels were up last year, and that's an attractive proposition for advertisers.
Home & Garden Television is the mac and cheese of cable -- video comfort food. And, like that perennial favorite, it sells very well. Last year, HGTV was the third-most-watched cable network after ESPN and Fox News.
In television, the holiday season is typically filled with programming stunts, movie classics and specials catering to the whole family. One might expect all of the Scripps networks to keep with tradition and follow suit. But one of them -- Travel Channel -- is trying something slightly different this year.
Whoever wins this presidential election, we’re gonna have a fixer-upper on our hands. America has spent the last two years in the constant presence of two of the least popular candidates the country has ever known.
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