HGTV’s ‘My Lottery Dream Home’ Season 5 Premiere Cashes In With Record Ratings

David Bromstad-hosted series draws 3.3 million viewers with three days of delayed viewing

David Bromstad in HGTV's 'My Lottery Dream Home'

David Bromstad has hit the jackpot: The Season 5 premiere of HGTV’s “My Lottery Dream Home” just scored the series’ best Nielsen numbers ever, hauling in 3.3 million total viewers and a 0.85 rating among adults 25-54.

Episode 501 of “My Lottery Dream Home,” which premiered on Friday, Sept. 21 from 9-9:30 p.m., was the No. 3 cable show in the time slot in the all-important demographic.

The evening ended up being HGTV’s highest-rated Friday night in the demo since January.

Read our Season 5 preview interview with Bromstad here, in which the TV host, designer and artist told us why he doesn’t play the lottery himself, despite spending all of this time with so many winners. The “Design Star” champion also dished on his current HGTV obsession, and walked us through what is perhaps the toughest casting process on all of television.

It was a fun conversation with a fun guy, which might help explain why “My Lottery Dream Home” has already been renewed through Season 7. Oh yeah, and those record ratings.