DISNEY MOVIES ATTRACT YOUNGER VIEWERS ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
As Hallmark Channel continues to build ratings momentum and viewer awareness as the leading television destination for high-quality, family-friendly programming the network is also increasing its audience of younger viewers. The channel's programming efforts are led by its desire to appeal to both its core audience of baby boomers, as well as the entire extended family: from mom and dad to kids of all ages, grandparents, aunts and uncles. To that end, Hallmark hosted a two-day line-up of Disney movies this past weekend, Saturday, March 31, 1 p.m.-1 a.m. and Sunday, April 1, 12 Noon-3 a.m.
The movies featured throughout the two-day festival included classic family favorites like "Swiss Family Robinson," "The Parent Trap" and "Flight of the Navigator" as well as more recent hits like "The Kid" and "White Fang."
The festival highlight was the network's premiere of Disney's "The Kid," starring Bruce Willis. The feature attracted a broad audience, ranking #5 among W25-54 and #7 among Kids 2-11 and A25-54 in Prime Time ratings. In addition, the premiere was Hallmark's second highest-rated telecast to-date among A25-54 in 2007. The movie also increased Hallmark's first quarter Saturday 9-11 p.m. time period average by 40% among A25-54 ratings.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, 1/1-4/1/07