New York [Nov. 21, 2022] HGTV’s hit series Celebrity IOU returned on Monday, Nov. 14, at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a strong ratings performance for the network, delivering a .62 live plus three-day rating among P25-54 and a .82 live plus three-day rating among W25-54. With double-digit ratings increases of 38 percent among P25-54 and 52 percent for W25-54 over year-ago levels, the premiere episode attracted more than 3.2 million total viewers and became a heartfelt tribute to the late Leslie Jordan who gifted a life-changing home renovation to his best friends of 40 years. Hosted by network superstars and series’ executive producers Drew and Jonathan Scott, Celebrity IOU also delivered a .56 L3 rating among upscale P25-54 and a .74 L3 rating among upscale W25-54, garnering respective gains of 27 percent and 25 percent over the previous year. In addition, excluding news and sports, the Nov. 14 episode ranked as a top 3 cable premiere among P25-54, W25-54, M25-54, upscale P25-54, upscale W25-54 and upscale M25-54 in its 9-10 p.m. timeslot.
HGTV’s digital platforms also captured Celebrity IOU’s passionate fanbase, with content in support of the season premiere delivering more than 100K video views across the net’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and more than 330K page views on HGTV.com. And, the premiere is the #1 most-watched episode on HGTV GO since it aired on Nov. 14.
New episodes of Celebrity IOU—featuring Drew and Jonathan and their celebrity friends who wield sledgehammers and pick up power tools to help extraordinary people in their lives get the renovations they need—air Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV and are available to stream the same day on discovery+. Past seasons of the series also can be streamed on discovery+.
Celebrity IOU is produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment.
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