Minnesota’s Most Popular HGTV Show Isn’t What You Think It Is
It seems like we can't get enough of all the home-selling and home renovation shows on HGTV. But the HGTV show most popular here in Minnesota might not be the one you're thinking it is.
If you're like my wife and me, you're ADDICTED to HGTV. We record a TON of HGTV shows on our DVR and usually watch an episode of the always-popular House Hunters while we're eating dinner.
And, there are a LOT of HGTV shows that follow that familiar pattern: A couple or family searches for a new home and is given three or four houses from which to choose. Which one will they pick?!? It's addicting, probably because it's something we've all gone through. And, it's even better if the particular episode happened to be filmed here in Minnesota (usually in the Twin Cities; I have yet to see one that was shot here in Rochester-- I wonder why not?) because it's always cool to see if you recognize any of the streets or landmarks they use in the show.
But out of all those HGTV shows, which one is most popular here in Minnesota? Well, that's the question the gang over at Michigan Bulb Compay, a gardening company, set out to answer. They gathered data from Google Trends to determine the top searched HGTV shows in every state.
So, which HGTV show IS tops here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes? Well, according to their survey, it's... Bahamas Life. Really? Bahamas Life? Not House Hunters, Flip or Flop, Property Brothers, Home Town, Beachfront Bargain Hunt or even Chip and Joanna's Fixer Upper? I'm sure I've watched a bunch of episodes of Bahamas Life, but the title sure isn't as familiar to me as most of those other shows. Maybe it's popular here because we like to dream about having a home in the Caribbean while we're buried in the cold and show of another Minnesota winter.
Nationally, Chip and Joanna Gaines and their show, Fixer Upper, is the most popular and was also number-one in eight other states. Over in my home state of Wisconsin, the Cheeseheads like Tiny House Hunters the most, while down in Iowa, they're big fans of Christina on the Coast. (You can see the which HGTV show is most popular in each state HERE.)
And, speaking of HGTV shows, keep scrolling to check out this amazing house here in Minnesota that the stars of the show Stay Or Sell put on the market earlier this year...