STRONG PERFORMANCE BY “ISLAND HUNTERS” HELPED HGTV EARN #1 RANK ON SUNDAY NIGHT

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New York -- HGTV’s popular series Island Hunters delivered its highest rated episode ever with a .9 rating among P25-54 on Sunday, June 14 at 10 p.m. -- helping HGTV to achieve the #1 cable network position among P25-54 and W25-54 on Sunday night.  It was the fourth time in less than one month that HGTV earned the #1 ranking among cable networks in both demos. 

In addition, for the second consecutive week, HGTV finished as the #1 cable network among W25-54 and among upscale W25-54.  Driven by the performance of series such as Brother vs. Brother, Flip or Flop,Love it or List It and Fixer Upper, HGTV averaged a .58 rating among P25-54 the week of June 8 -- an 18% increase versus last year.  More than 23 million total viewers watched HGTV in prime during the week of June 8.   

ABOUT HGTV

America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 96 million U.S. households and HGTV.com, the premier source for home-related inspiration, instruction and entertainment, attracts more than six million people each month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. For more information on HGTV HOME branded products and to find a retailer, go to www.hgtvhome.com. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).

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