HALLMARK CHANNEL RENEWS ORIGINAL, PRIMETIME DRAMA SERIES
'WHEN CALLS THE HEART' FOR SEASON SEVEN
Beloved Series Hits Record-Breaking Ratings
STUDIO CITY, CA -April 13, 2019 - Hallmark Channel has ordered a seventh season of the network's original, primetime drama series "When Calls the Heart," it was announced today by series star Erin Krakow during the premiere of the network's Spring Fever movie, "Bottled with Love."
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Currently in its sixth season, the frontier drama "When Calls the Heart's" ratings momentum continues, with this season's debut episode ranking as the highest-rated premiere in the series' history. The program ranked as the #2 original scripted series of the week, only behind AMC's "The Walking Dead", and marks the #3 original scripted series on cable in 2019-to-date. On a Live +3 basis, the program delivered a 2.9 Household rating, 3.1 million Total Viewers, and 449,000 Women 25-54. The episode reached over 3.6 million unduplicated total viewers.
"When Calls the Heart" has enjoyed year-over-year rating's growth, quite a feat for a show in its' sixth season," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. "It is one of the top-rated shows in cable, premiering in the #2 position on Sundays, television's most competitive night. The show's themes of love, faith and community have resonated with millions upon millions of viewers, and we are delighted to deliver more uplifting, positive storytelling in season seven."
Source: Nielsen, February 18 - February 24, 2019