It’s Official: Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Still More Popular Than the Property Brothers Even After Canceling Their Show
It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than a year since Chip and Joanna Gaines bid farewell to their hit HGTV show Fixer Upper. At the time, fans simply couldn’t imagine a world without the Gaines family. But thankfully, they haven’t totally disappeared and are even launching a brand-new television network next year.
And there’s more good news: though they had the most-watched, highest rated, most popular show on HGTV, that doesn’t mean Fixer Upper was the only thing to watch. Another renovating duo named Drew and Jonathan Scott also had plenty of fans of their show, Property Brothers. Plus, it’s still on the air right now!
Despite the popularity of Property Brothers, one recent poll found that people are still more obsessed with Chip and Joanna Gaines even after their show went off the air. Here’s what the survey found.
People love to watch renovation shows
This phenomenon is not unique to Drew and Jonathan or Chip and Jo—overall, people have a deep love for renovation shows, especially ones that show a dramatic reveal at the end. We’re all naturally inclined to appreciate big transformations, and it’s even better if you can just watch it happen without doing any work. Even if home renovation shows are a little bit fake.
But not all renovation shows are created equally, and fans have strong opinion about who they’d want to renovate their home if they could.
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In a post-Fixer Upper world, Chip and Joanna Gaines are still at the top of their game. A recent Porch.com poll asked participants who they would want to lead their renovation teams and the responses proved once and for all who the most popular renovation duo really is.
Here’s the list of those dream renovators in order:
- Chip and Joanna Gaines (Fixer Upper)
- Drew and Jonathan Scott (Property Brothers)
- Ty Pennington (Extreme Home Makeover)
- Hilary Farr (Love It or List It)
- Oprah Winfrey
- Marie Kondo (Tidying Up with Marie Kondo)
- Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
- Ellen DeGeneres (Design Star)
- Kylie Jenner
- Bobby Berk (Queer Eye: More Than a Makeover)
Fans can’t get enough of that modern farmhouse aesthetic
Fixer Upper might be long gone, but that doesn’t mean people have given up on the style. Joanna Gaines is known for creating that modern farmhouse look that people can’t get enough of. And even though they aren’t filming new episodes, people are still copying the Joanna Gaines way.
When it came to most watched shows, Fixer Upper and Property Brothers were just about tied based on survey results, even though the people watching Fixer Upper are only catching reruns.
One HGTV renovation pair got snubbed
There was one slightly surprising couple missing from the list: Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead. These exes are hosts of the massively popular show Flip or Flop, but maybe their personal drama was enough to keep people from wanting them for personal renovations.
It’s clear that it’ll take a big change for people to get sick of Chip and Joanna Gaines—if they ever do.