by Matt Kothe
Media Relations Specialist
09 February 2017

Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper were among Scripps Networks
Interactive's category winners at the first-ever Cynopsis TV Awards

There’s no shortage of quality shows on television these days, and content creators from around the industry gathered in New York this week to celebrate excellence in national television programming at the inaugural Cynopsis TV Awards. Scripps Networks Interactive had plenty to celebrate, taking home 12 trophies in 11 different categories and receiving 36 honorable mention nods. In addition to winning the award for Best TV Group, four of Scripps Networks’ six lifestyle brands received individual top honors across a variety of Real Estate, Food, Travel and Adventure categories. Here’s the full list of honorees:
Best TV Group: Scripps Networks Interactive
Best Ad-Supported Cable Network (Distributed to 90-100+ Million U.S. Households): HGTV
Best Ad-Supported Cable Network (Distributed to 50-74,999 Million U.S. Households): Cooking Channel
Best Host/Judge (Food): Guy Fieri, Food Network
Best Host/Judge (Real Estate): Chip & Joanna Gaines, HGTV
Best Host/Judge (Travel): Andrew Zimmern, Travel Channel
Best Host/Judge (Adventure): Josh Gates, Expedition Unknown, Travel Channel
Best Reality Series (Real Estate)Fixer Upper, HGTV
Best Talk Series (Daytime)The Kitchen, Food Network
Best Reality Series (Food/Lifestyle): Food Network, Barefoot in L.A. and The Pioneer Woman
Best Use of a Companion Video for a Reality TV ShowHouse Hunters’ Writers’ Room, HGTV
The following programs and hosts received honorable mentions in their respective categories:
Best Ad-Supported Cable Network (Distributed to 90-100+ Million U.S. Households):

  • Food Network
Best Host/Judge (Food):
  • Food Network: Bobby Flay and Cast of Chopped
  • Andrew Zimmern, Bizarre Foods, Travel Channel
Best Host/Judge (Real Estate):
  • HGTV: Drew & Jonathan Scott and Tarek & Christina El Moussa
Best Host/Judge (Travel):
  • Josh Gates, Travel Channel
Best Social Media Campaign:
  • HGTV, Fixer Upper Season 3 Social Media Campaign
Best Branded Integration
  • HGTV, Fixer Upper/LEGO Integration
Best New Series (Reality Competition):
  • Food Network, Kids BBQ Championship
Best Reality Competition Series:
  • Cooking Channel, Sugar Showdown
  • Food Network: Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Cooks vs. Cons, Food Network Star and Guy’s Grocery Games
  • Travel Channel, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Best Reality Series (Adventure):
  • Travel Channel, Expedition Unknown
Best Reality Series (Family-Focused):
  • Food Network: Chopped Junior and Cupcake Wars
Best Reality Series (Real Estate):
  • HGTV: Flip or Flop and Property Brothers
Best Reality Series (Travel):
  • Cooking Channel: Cheap EatsHaylie’s America and Man Fire Food
  • Travel Channel: Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Expedition Unknown
Best Reality Series (Food/Lifestyle):
  • Food Network: Brunch @ Bobby’sDiners, Drive-Ins and DivesGiada Entertains and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen
Best Use of a Companion Video for a Reality TV Show:
  • Food Network: Chopped After HoursDuff’s Sweet Spot and Star Salvation

Congratulations to all of our winners! These results are further proof that Scripps Networks Interactive is committed to producing the very best lifestyle content on television.

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