The Saturday season premiere averaged 2.8 million P2+ viewers in Live+3 to nab the No. 1 spot in television that night, according to Nielsen and the network. Its lead-in Trading Spaces Reunion Special also premiered strong, drawing 2.5 million P2+ viewers to top its time slot for the night. The combined airings led to TLC’s highest Saturday night in eight years. Trading Spaces also was the No. 1 most social primetime TV program on Facebook, and the hashtag #TradingSpaces trended on Twitter in the U.S. during the 8, 9 and 10 PM ET hours.
Trading Spaces was the first home makeover series of its kind and launched a generation of shows to follow in the television home design genre. Two sets of neighbor’s trade rooms for two days and, with the help of a designer and carpenter makeover a room with a budget of $2000. The series originally aired from 2000 to 2008 on cable channels TLC and Discovery Home.
The next episode features legacy carpenters Ty Pennington and Carter Oosterhouse (see photo above) as they “trade spaces” for the first time on the show, while new carpenters Brett Tutor and Joanie Sprague make their series debut.
Trading Spaces airs Saturdays at 8 PM On TLC.
The series is produced by Authentic Entertainment, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America.