Cynopsis
29 September 2016
HGTV, Food Network Notch Top 10 Finishes. Big gains at Travel Channel, record quarters for DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Great American Country
HGTV’s Q3 and September 2016 were the highest rated ever in primetime among P25-54. It finished the quarter as the #1 primetime cable net among W25-54 and upscale W25-54, and #. 5 among P25-54 (up one spot from Q3 2015). With more than 22 million total viewers each week during the quarter, top-performing shows included Flip or Flop and Property Brothers: Buying and Selling.
 
Food Network tied for #10 in primetime cable for September among P25-54. For Q3, the net tied for # 5 among W25-54 and tied for #10 among Millennials (P25-34). Program drivers for the quarter included Food Network Star, Chopped Grill Masters, Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition (left), The Great Food Truck Race Expedition Unknown on Travel Channeland Cooks vs. Cons.
 
Travel Channel saw its fourth consecutive quarter of year-to-year primetime ratings growth among P25-54 (up 11 percent), its 11th consecutive month of year-over-year growth among W25-54, and its 8th straight month of growth among P25-54. Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, Bizarre Foods and Expedition Unknown (right) drove ratings.
 

DIY Network celebrated its highest rated, most watched Q3 ever in prime among A25-54 (up 17 percent) and W25-54 (up 22 percent), as well as its and highest rated, most watched September ever in prime among W25-54 (up 37 percent). Among the top shows were Texas Flip & Move, Barnwood Builders, Stone House Revival, Salvage Dawgs and Tiny Luxury.
 
Cooking Channel continued ratings growth, marking both its highest rated, most watched quarter and September on record among P25-54 and W25-54, bolstered by Carnival Eats and Man Fire Food. The new season of Man Fire Food was up 33 percent among P25-54 and up 36 percent among W25-54 over last season.
 
Flea Market Flip on Great American CountryWith a 29 percent ratings lift among P25-54 and 30 percent jump among W25-54 in prime, Great American Country had its best Q3 since 2007. It also enjoyed its highest rated September since 2008, with a 30 percent increase among A25-54 and a 36 percent increase among W25-54 in prime. The success was led by Going RV, Flea Market Flip (left) and My Lottery Dream Home.
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