HGTV Scores Ratings Success with Season Premieres





HGTV Scores Ratings Success with Season Premieres of “Ugliest House in America” and “Renovation Island” on Sunday, July 24
“Renovation Island” delivered a .64 L3 rating among P25-54 and a .86 L3 rating among W25-54 during its season premiere.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV SCORES RATINGS SUCCESS WITH SEASON PREMIERES OF ‘UGLIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA: UGLY IN PARADISE’ AND ‘RENOVATION ISLAND’ ON SUNDAY, JULY 24

New York [July 29, 2022] Attracting more than 5.6 million primetime viewers on Sunday, July 24, HGTV delivered strong ratings performances with two highly anticipated season premieres – Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT and Renovation Island at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Kicking off the night with back-to-back premieres, Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise, which stars comedian and actress Retta as she tours hideous homes across the U.S., delivered a .57 live plus three day rating among P25-54 and a .74 live plus three day rating among W25-54, both of which outpaced the series’ season one premiere in January. It also brought in upscale viewers, garnering a .52 L3 rating among P25-54 and a .61 L3 rating among upscale W25-54. In addition, Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise ranked as a top 5 cable premiere with P25-54, W25-54, upscale W25-54 and upscale M25-54 in the timeslot.

At 9 p.m. ET/PT, Renovation Island, which follows Bryan and Sarah Baeumler and their kids taking on their next major renovation project, delivered a .64 L3 rating among P25-54 and a .86 L3 rating among W25-54 during its season premiere. Upscale audiences also tuned-in, netting a .69 L3 rating among upscale P25-54 and a .88 L3 rating among upscale W25-54. It also ranked as a top 5 non-sports cable premiere with P25-54, W25-54, upscale P25-54 and upscale W25-54 in the 9-10 p.m. timeslot.

“Take the immensely funny and cool Retta in Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise, add the aspirational adventures of the Baeumler family in Renovation Island, and you get ratings gold on Sunday nights,” said Jane Latman, president, Home & Food Content and Streaming. “It’s an unbeatable lineup that millions of people love to watch.”

HGTV’s digital platforms saw impressive fan engagement with content supporting both series, delivering more than 595K video views across the net’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok accounts and more than 172K page views on HGTV.com.

The full first season of Ugliest House in America and two previous seasons of Renovation Island are available to stream on discovery+. Fans also can connect with both series on HGTV’s digital platforms by visiting HGTV.com and by following @HGTV, #UgliestHouseinAmerica and #RenovationIsland on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. In addition, fans can interact with Retta (@unforettable) and the Baeumlers (@bryanbaeumler and @sarahbaeumler) on Instagram.

Ugliest House in America is produced by Big Fish Entertainment.

Renovation Island is produced by Si Entertainment.

ABOUT HGTV

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to 78 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.7 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service available on most mobile and connected TV devices.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. HGTV is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, a leading global media and entertainment company available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.



HGTV Orders New Six-Episode Season of “Ugliest House in America”





HGTV Orders New Six-Episode Season of “Ugliest House in America” Starring Actress and Comedian Retta
Season three is slated to premiere in early 2023.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV ORDERS NEW SIX-EPISODE SEASON OF ‘UGLIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA’ STARRING ACTRESS AND COMEDIAN RETTA

New York [July 25, 2022] HGTV has ordered a new six-episode season of popular series Ugliest House in America, starring actress, comedian and self-proclaimed home renovation enthusiast, Retta. The series, which attracted more than 16 million viewers to its freshman run and premiered its second season on Sunday, July 24, will follow Retta on an expanded tour of five U.S. regions. Each episode will capture her entertaining walkthroughs and LOL commentary on unsightly properties nominated by homeowners who believe their place is one of the worst in the country. Ultimately, the “ugliest house” will get a stunning $150,000 renovation by HGTV star Alison Victoria. Season three is slated to premiere in early 2023.

“Millions of people tuned-in to watch Retta hilariously celebrate the ugly alongside the homeowners during the first season of Ugliest House in America, and we found some spectacularly ugly homes in paradise in season two,” said Betsy Ayala, senior vice president, programming & development, HGTV. “Just when we thought the houses couldn’t get worse, America did not disappoint. In the new season, we’ll get back on the road and give fans more of what they love most about this series – epically ugly and fantastically funny home tours with Retta.”

Fans can watch season two – Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise – on Sundays at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT through Aug. 14 on HGTV and discovery+, as well as stream the full first season on discovery+. And, they can find more fun content about the series at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #UgliestHouseinAmerica on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. HGTV fans also can follow Retta (@unforettable) on Instagram.

Ugliest House in America is produced by Big Fish Entertainment.

ABOUT HGTV

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to 78 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.7 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service available on most mobile and connected TV devices.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. HGTV is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, a leading global media and entertainment company available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.



HGTV Renews “Ugliest House in America” Starring Actress and Comedian Retta





HGTV Renews “Ugliest House in America” Starring Actress and Comedian Retta for Season Two
The expanded order ups the number of episodes from five to six, including five half-hours and a one-hour season finale.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV RENEWS ‘UGLIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA’ STARRING ACTRESS AND COMEDIAN RETTA FOR SEASON TWO

New York (April 18, 2022) HGTV has renewed popular series Ugliest House in America, starring actress, comedian and self-proclaimed home renovation enthusiast, Retta, for a new season. The expanded order ups the number of episodes from five to six, including five half-hours and a one-hour season finale. The series, which attracted nearly 11 million viewers to its freshman run, will once again follow Retta as she takes a summer road trip to tour properties nominated by homeowners who believe their place is one of the worst in the country. Ultimately, the “ugliest house” will get a stunning $150,000 renovation by HGTV star Alison Victoria. Season two is slated to premiere in July.

“Retta is hitting the road once again – this time to highlight vacation destinations – as she searches for ugly houses in paradise,” said Betsy Ayala, senior vice president, programming & development, HGTV. “Ugliest House in America is packed with unexpected comments and amazing expressions. Retta brings so much levity to the series as she celebrates the ugly alongside the homeowners. Everyone loves a good laugh and this show is full of them.”

For more about Ugliest House In America, fans can visit HGTV.com and follow @HGTV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and follow Retta @unforettable on Instagram.

Ugliest House in America is produced by Big Fish Entertainment.

ABOUT HGTV

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to 80 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.7 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service available on most mobile and connected TV devices.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. HGTV is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, a leading global media and entertainment company available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.



“Ugliest House in America” Starring Actress and Comedian Retta Delivers Powerful Ratings





“Ugliest House in America” Starring Actress and Comedian Retta Delivers Powerful Ratings Performance for HGTV
Series ratings among both P25-54 and W25-54 reflected more than an 84 percent increase over the prior six weeks.
[via press release from HGTV]
‘UGLIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA’ STARRING ACTRESS AND COMEDIAN RETTA DELIVERS POWERFUL RATINGS PERFORMANCE FOR HGTV

New York [January 13, 2022] Ugliest House in America, HGTV’s five-part event series following actress, comedian and design enthusiast Retta on a cross-country tour to find the nation’s “ugliest house,” delivered a .67 live plus three-day rating among P25-54 and a .86 live plus three-day rating among W25-54 in its 10 p.m. time slot from Monday, January 3, through Friday, January 7. Series ratings among both P25-54 and W25-54 reflected more than an 84 percent increase over the prior six weeks. And, among upscale W25-54, the series saw a 90 percent increase over the prior six weeks, delivering a .93 L3 rating in its time slot.

Close to 11 million viewers watched Ugliest House in America during its run, with the January 7 finale ranking as the #1 cable program among P25-54, W25-54, HH, P2+, upscale P25-54, upscale W25-54, upscale M25-54, upscale HH, and upscale P2+ in the time period. In addition to Retta, the finale episode also featured HGTV star Alison Victoria as she spearheaded the $150,000 renovation for the “ugliest house in America.”

Throughout its run, the series was a Top 3 cable program among several key demos, including P25-54, W25-54, M25-54, HH, P2+, upscale P25-54, upscale W25-54, upscale M25-54, and #1 among upscale HH, and upscale P2+.

“The impressive ratings performance for Ugliest House in America is an affirmation of the fun, gee whiz, gawker programming that audiences want now,” said Jane Latman. “Retta struck the light-hearted, humorous tone that we hoped to achieve during every house tour – perfectly channeling viewer eye rolls, jaw drops and unspoken expletives. We haven’t laughed that much in a long time.”

Ugliest House in America, which is available to stream on discovery+, featured tours of 12 properties that were nominated by homeowners who believe their design-challenged home is one of the worst in the country. During the series, Retta shared her hilarious reviews of each unsightly home and commented on failed flips, gaudy designs and heinous hodge-podge horrors. Based on its ugly appearance, poor functionality and surprising design choices, one house was deemed the “ugliest house in America” by HGTV and the network awarded its owners a full home renovation.

The series also performed well on HGTV’s digital platforms. On social media, videos promoting the episode generated 1.2 million views across HGTV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Ugliest House in America is produced by Big Fish Entertainment.

ABOUT HGTV

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to 81.5 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.7 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ is available on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



Actress And Comedian Retta Tours the Country’s Most Hideous Homes in HGTV’s New Event Series





Actress And Comedian Retta Tours the Country’s Most Hideous Homes in HGTV’s New Event Series “Ugliest House in America”
The new series will feature tours of 12 properties that were nominated by homeowners who believe their design-challenged home is one of the worst in the country.
[via press release from HGTV]
ACTRESS AND COMEDIAN RETTA TOURS THE COUNTRY’S MOST HIDEOUS HOMES IN HGTV’S NEW EVENT SERIES ‘UGLIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA’

Special Series Will Air Weeknights at 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3 Through Friday, Jan. 7

New York [December 7, 2021] HGTV is famous for showcasing beautifully renovated homes, but things are about to get ugly when the network premieres its new five-part event series, Ugliest House in America, on Monday, January 3, through Friday, January 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by Retta, a home design enthusiast, as well as a comedian and actress known for her roles in Parks and Recreation and Good Girls, the new series will feature tours of 12 properties that were nominated by homeowners who believe their design-challenged home is one of the worst in the country. During the series, Retta will share her hilarious reviews of each unsightly home and comment on failed flips, gaudy designs and heinous hodge-podge horrors. Based on its ugly appearance, poor functionality and surprising design choices, one house will be deemed the “ugliest house in America” by HGTV and the network will award its homeowners a showstopping $150,000 renovation completed by Alison Victoria , one of its top stars.

“I am certain these were 12 of the ugliest houses in America. Trust. I had to walk through them all,” said Retta. “There were so many stunningly bad design choices. Why would someone WANT an oversized statue of Poseidon in their driveway? I don’t know, but God bless. I was just happy and, to be honest, relieved to help one family get the home of their dreams.”

Retta will kick-off her cross-country tour in the Midwest with stops at three homes where she will gleefully react to houses boasting a range of bad design, from wall-to-wall pink shag carpeting, mirrored walls and ceilings to over-the-top ocean themes featuring fish statues, room-sized murals and wall-mounted stuffed marlins. Throughout the series, Retta will see the best of the worst in every region of the U.S. In the end, the home deemed “the ugliest” will be transformed from a beast into a beauty.

Fans are invited to connect with Ugliest House In America on HGTV’s digital platforms at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #UgliestHouse on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

Ugliest House in America is produced by Big Fish Entertainment.

ABOUT HGTV

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to 79 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.9 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. Offered on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung, discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



Actress and Comedian Retta to Host New HGTV Event Series “Ugliest House in America”





Actress and Comedian Retta to Host New HGTV Event Series “Ugliest House in America”
The series is slated to premiere in early 2022.
[via press release from HGTV]
ACTRESS AND COMEDIAN RETTA TO HOST NEW HGTV EVENT SERIES “UGLIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA”

New York [July 27, 2021] Fans flock to HGTV to watch innovative renovations with stunning reveals, but now in the newly greenlit series, Ugliest House in America, the network will tour properties nominated by homeowners who believe their design-challenged home is one of the worst in the country. Hosted by comedian and actress Retta–best known from Parks and Recreation and Good Girls–and a self-proclaimed home and renovation enthusiast, the series will showcase unsightly homes from coast-to-coast, including failed flips, gaudy design and heinous hodge-podge horrors. Ultimately, the “ugliest house in America” will get a $150,000 renovation, culminating in a showstopping final reveal for the lucky homeowners. The series is slated to premiere in early 2022.

“I loooove a renovation ‘before and after’ so to have a front row seat from beginning to end in Ugliest House in America is pretty damn exciting, especially since I fancy myself an amateur designer,” said Retta. “My go-to design recommendations are to add a chandelier and more cabinets for storage, so amateur!”

“Ugliest House in America is going to offer an exploration of America’s homes like we’ve never seen before,” said Betsy Ayala, senior vice president, production and development, HGTV. “This series will be eye candy with a twist as we showcase ‘home’ in an entirely new way, and with Retta at the helm, is sure to be a hilarious and fun-filled journey of the country’s oddest, wildest and most ridiculous homes.”

ABOUT HGTV and discovery+

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to 80 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.9 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. Offered on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung, discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.