Food, Home Focus Give Discovery a Ratings and Revenue Edge During Pandemic

HGTV, Food Network and TLC capitalize on needs of housebound viewers

Covid-19’s early impact on the TV advertising industry will become starker over the next week, as more media companies announce their first quarter earnings. Last week, AT&T reported a 24.1% year-over-year quarterly decline in advertising revenue among its Turner networks, due in part to the coronavirus-related cancellation of March Madness and NBA games.