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'Risky Builders' is a hit, at least locally

The married "Risky Builders," Chris and Lorissa Naugle, have a hit on their hands.

At least in Western New York.

A spokesperson for HGTV, which carried the pilot of the program from the Buffalo-area house flippers, said the cable station won't be issuing any national ratings for Sunday's episode. She added no additional episodes have been scheduled at his time.

The half-hour pilot, which featured the renovation of a Clarence Center home, had a strong 3.3 live local rating, which is unusually high for a Sunday afternoon program here on cable or broadcast television. It kept the same rating for each 15-minute segment.

"Risky Builders," which was heavily-publicized by the media here, won its time slot. To put the local rating in even more perspective, many prime time programs on broadcast television fail to get a rating that high here.

The Naugles own FlipOut Academy at Eastern Hills Mall, along with local artist Blair Rusin of Art by Blair, and rehab and re-sell homes in the Buffalo market. They all live in Williamsville.

Buffalo house flippers' HGTV show debuts this month

The show's title refers to the risk investing in the Buffalo market.

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