SEASON PREMIERE OF "SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED, HALLMARK CHANNEL'S NEWEST ORIGINAL SERIES, POSTS 1.6 HH RTG
Hallmark Channel's newest original scripted series, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, touched audiences on Sunday night, posting a 1.6 household rating with 1.414 million homes. Following the success of Cedar Cove, and When Calls the Heart, Hallmark Channel continues to build an audience for its original scripted episodic programming with the premiere telecast of Signed, Sealed, Delivered reaching over 2.1 million unduplicated viewers. In addition, the series debut ranked among the top 10 in key demo ratings for the Sunday 8-9 pm period, placing #3 in households (1.6 rating) and total viewers (.8 rating). New episodes of Signed, Sealed, Delivered, created by Touched by an Angel executive producer Martha Williamson and starring Eric Mabius, will air on Hallmark Channel for 10 consecutive Sundays.
"We are so proud of Signed, Sealed, Delivered and thrilled with its solid performance right out of the gate," said Michelle Vicary, executive vice president of programming and network publicity. "Each episode is driven by the kind of powerful, emotionally resonant storytelling that our audience loves, and we are confident the show's audience will continue to grow as the season goes on."
Signed, Sealed, Delivered follows a quartet of unlikely heroes led by the charming Oliver (Eric Mabius), who focuses their efforts on the most urgent cases. The team includes technophile Shane (Kristin Booth), free-spirited Rita (Crystal Lowe) and oddly intuitive Norman (Geoff Gustafson). The group's missions take them out of the office into an unpredictable world where redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves, and change futures by arriving late, yet miraculously on time.
Source: The Nielsen Company, April 14 - 20, 2014, Live + SD coverage area ratings and impressions
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Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 86 million subscribers. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading destination for quality family programming with an ambitious slate of TV movies; original scripted series, including Cedar Cove and When Calls the Heart; specials such as Kitten Bowl; as well as some of television's most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier. The channel is also home to Daytime Emmy-nominated lifestyle program, Home & Family, a daily two-hour live show shot in a fully functional house located on the Universal Studios lot. Hallmark Channel's sibling network, Hallmark Movie Channel, available in HD and SD, focuses on family-friendly movies with a mix of original films, classic theatrical releases, and presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library.
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