by Kristin Alm
Corporate Communications
02 August 2016

Summer ratings were hot during July for Scripps Networks Interactive’s portfolio of cable channels, with all six of its networks meeting or topping ratings from a year ago.
HGTV ranked #6 in cable for the month, enjoying the highest rated July in network history in both primetime and total day (P25-54). July was the 4th highest rated month ever for HGTV, behind January, February and March of this year. It ranked as the month’s top cable network among W25-54 and upscale W25-54 in prime. Ratings drivers included such hits as Flip or Flop and Brother vs. Brother.
Food Network ranked #8 in cable for the month and #4 among W25-54. Its tentpole series Food Network Star finished the season with more than 35 million P2+ viewers, regularly ranking in the top five telecasts for its timeslot across all ad-supported cable. Other show standouts included Cooks vs. Cons, Chopped Grill Masters and Kids BBQ Championship.
Travel Channel saw its highest rated July since 2013 among P25-54 in prime, posting gains in all demos in prime, including a 22 percent increase among P25-54 and a 28 percent gain among W25-54. The net marked its ninth consecutive month of year-over-year growth among W25-54 and sixth straight growth month among P25-54. Ratings drivers included Food Paradise, Bizarre Foods and Xtreme Waterparks.
July ranks as the highest rated and most watched July ever for DIY Network in key demos P25-54 (+12 percent), W25-54 (+26 percent), P18-49 and W18-49. Weekend viewership on the net also returned the highest rated July, with ratings up 13 percent for P25-54 and up 22 percent for W25-54. Top shows included Barnwood Builders, Texas Flip & Move and Tiny Luxury.
Cooking Channel’s month tied as the highest rated July on record among P25-54, bolstered by titles such as Cupcake Wars, Carnival Eats and Big Bad BBQ Brawl.
With a 28 percent jump among P25-54 in prime, Great American Country celebrated its best July since 2007, led by Going RV and Flea Market Flip. The month also ranked as the highest rated July ever among P18+ in primetime.

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