Nothing gives us more interior design inspiration than plopping down on the couch and watching a renovation show. The average homeowner isn’t an interior design expert, so being able to watch people encourage them to think outside-the-box, and create unique spaces is quite special. However, there are countless shows to choose from, so we conducted a survey asking participants which HGTV series is their favorite. HGTV provides numerous shows performed by different hosts for their viewers, but we focused on some of the top contenders.
Our list of HGTV series included “House Hunters,” “Fixer Upper,” “Property Brothers,” “Good Bones,” “Flip or Flop,” and “Love it or List it.” These television series have all garnered major attention over the past couple of years, but some shows have utilized that attention better than others. We had 627 respondents decide which show is the real fan favorite, and we’ll explain why that may be.
Out of 627 respondents, 23.92% (150 people) voted for “Fixer Upper” as their favorite HGTV series, according to our survey. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the famous married duo Chip and Joanna Gaines. If you don’t already know, “Fixer Upper” is an HGTV series that followed the Gaines as they renovated homes, creating beautiful designs homeowners fell in love with. Showbiz CheatSheet says “Fixer Upper” is historically one of HGTV’s most popular shows.
After their successful debut on HGTV, the Gaines later were able to create Magnolia Network, which features several other home renovators, per their website. Since fans have taken a liking to Joanna Gaines style, they have also been able to sell their own home décor. Their online store offers everything from wall decor to rugs, furniture, and kitchen accessories. The Gaines have shown their fans how they’ve utilized their popularity to create several successful networks of wealth.
A close second is “House Hunters,” as 22.49% (141 people) voted for this HGTV series as their favorite, according to our survey. This series allows fans to watch different families attempt finding a home best suited for their needs, per HGTV. The show quickly gained popularity, as fans are able to watch the personal struggles of families as they find a home not only representative of their aesthetic desires, but also their budgets.
The Washington Post says “House Hunters” has been able to maintain a 25 million viewership per month. Hosted by Suzanne Whang, its longevity is enough to display its level of popularity, as it’s been running since 1999 and has over 2,500 episodes, per IMDb. The rest of the survey options ranked from the most votes to the least are “Property Brothers” with 126 votes, “Love it or List it” with 102 votes, “Good Bones” with 59 votes, and “Flip or Flop” with 49 votes.