Now that we’ve discussed our favorite home shows, does anyone know which one delivers the highest ratings for HGTV?
Here are your three clues:
1. The long-time host has acted in various TV dramas and even had a small role in one of my favorite flicks, “Housesitter.”
2. Star Jones guest-hosted for five episodes in NYC.
3. It films episodes all over the world for an “international version” of the show.
It’s “House Hunters!”
The first episode of “House Hunters” aired in 2000, and within a couple of years it was HGTV’s hottest show. Until recently, they didn’t tell viewers how much the featured houses cost. Viewers were simply given a vague idea of the buyer’s price range. As soon as “House Hunters” started revealing the prices of the homes in 2005, the ratings rose even higher. Producers began creating entire shows built around the concept of house prices, such as “National Open House” and “What You Get for the Money.”
Host Suzanne Whang is an actress who played Moseby’s secretary in “Housesitter” and has had parts in “Nip/Tuck,” “Brothers and Sisters, and “Boston Legal.”
When Star Jones guest-hosted for five episodes in NYC, the series pulled its highest ratings ever.
“House Hunters” is so popular that both it and “House Hunters International” can be seen almost every day of the week on HGTV.
Did anyone guess correctly? For those of you who keep their televisions glued to HGTV, I bet this was a piece of cake!