A large part of the potential audience will be saying they are no longer fans as they dont see themselves in any of the HGTV shows. I am a baby boomer semi retired and there isnt a single show which is geared towards my specific age group or older. Complaints about the lack of the garden aspect of HGTV are right on. Before Florida became the home of the hip and the young in South beach it was the [place people went to retire. You should have a show that looks not just at the way out hip young but everyday people who are in Florida retiring and who are in their 60s and even older. People in their 60s and 70s dont just fizzle up and go senile. I demand equal time with the spoiled brat youngsters who complain about the slightest thing out of place. You may have to do things differently to capture this 60 plus audience who isnt so plugged into technology and the computer.
I TOTALLY AGREE.
Who wants to watch MILLION DOLLAR HOMES, SELLING LA, NY, SPELLING MANOR, DINA'S PARTY, DONNA DECORATES DALLAS??? Anyone with ****$ is not sitting home watching HGTV.
Give me the ORIGINAL HGTV with regular folks with "affordable homes" ,that lacked TLC & HGTV was there to show you how to do it.
House Hunters has become a show for SPOILED 20 SOMETHING BRATS "buying there 1st homes" with their hard earned **$??? NOT.
We need more Curb Appeal The Block, Sabrina Soto, Clive & Lisa. The hosts that made HGTV.
Get with it HGTV we regular folks are loyal fans you are not going to get loyalty from the "NEW GENERATION"!!!!!!!!
I think that HGTV is off track with the younger set, too. Not all those in the younger demographic are interested in reality type real estate and crashing shows. A lot of them are first time home buyers and renters on a tight budget who would love helpful and creative ideas. They're a smart, creative group who are hands on and would appreciate shows on decorating, crafting and gardening. And keep in mind, too, that the old programming would seem new to them, since they were babies and small children when those types of shows were on in the 80's and 90's. And for those of us at the other end of the demographic it would be a breath of fresh air to be able to view the inspiring shows of yesterday...
So I am the daughter of a baby boomer and I do notice that most of the shows revolve around young families so I agree.
In my area, I have noticed that there are a lot of new developments of attached smaller homes and homes being built with "inlaw apartments" that are more like two homes, attached with a common family gathering area. I believe it is as much about having family close by as it is financially motivated because of the current market conditions. It would be cool to do a series where families, younger generations and older ones come together to design and build their dream family home (with separate spaces). It would also be cool to do a whole series on downsizing.
I agree with all that has been said. Today is July 4 and all day all I can watch is spoiled rotten 20's and 30's complaining about spending anywhere from $250,000 to over $1 million and having to "renovate." Seriously? There are hundreds of thousands of people who would practically give their lives for one roof and four walls. I used to love HGTV because I could watch craft and quilting shows as well as programs that gave people ideas for remaking a room for less than $1,000 and learning to make do with what they currently have. Even DYI is all about major makeovers, nothing for the common people. I honestly cannot imagine that any of these people showcased on the current shows even watch TV. I have turned the channel to watch reruns of game shows. I am not sure I want to return to this network again.This message has been edited. Last edited by: earthshine1962,
I believe there are several reasons why the shows are losing fans. The number one reason is I no longer think that HGTV knows its audience.
Secondly, I feel that viewers are tired of young couples who want to spend $250.000 or more and seem to want it all. Most people cannot afford a house in this price range so it seems as if we are watching the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
Thirdly, some of your hosts are just so intrusive on screen that they detract from the show itself. Specifically Egypt Sharrod. Her clothing is over the top and very distracting and the fact that she doesn't speak proper English just drives me insane.
Lastly, after reviewing the availablee Be on HGTV it seems that the average person doesn't have a chance. I live in a small town in Kentucky and obviously have no chance of getting any kind of renovation.
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