Why Discovery’s Lifestyle Boss Doesn’t Mind Poaching Viewers From Her Own Networks

HGTV, Food Network and TLC boss tells TheWrap how she likes to ”push“ viewers ”back and forth“ between her channels

Whether you’re handy, hungry, or hopeful for more “Hot & Heavy,” Kathleen Finch has the cable channel for you — and for millions of your friends.

Last month, 11 of Discovery, Inc.’s 19 domestic networks grew double digits in TV ratings, year-over-year, among adults 25-54. Of those, more than half — TLC, Cooking Channel, Food Network, American Heroes Channel, Great American Country and Discovery Life — are run by Finch.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio