HALLMARK CHANNEL'S ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING STANDS OUT ON SATURDAY NIGHTS
Original Primetime Series, Cedar Cove, Elevates the Network to be the Most-Watched and Highest-Rated in the 8pm Time Period Over the Course of its 3rd Season
Hallmark Channel is holding steady on Saturday nights with the 7th episode premiere of Cedar Cove garnering a 2.1 HH Live+3 rating and 2.1 million total viewers. The August 29th debut catapulted Hallmark Channel to be the most-watched and highest-rated network among households and total viewers in the series' 8pm time period. Since the launch of Cedar Cove's third season, the series is averaging a 2.1 HH rating on a Live+3 basis and over 2 million total viewers, making Hallmark Channel #1 in the Saturday 8pm time period.
Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove takes viewers into the idyllic and picturesque Cedar Cove, a small town home to romance, relationships and drama. At the center of it all is Olivia Lockhart, played by Andie MacDowell, the revered Cedar Cove Municipal Court judge, lifetime town resident, loving mother and loyal friend to many. Dylan Neal plays the handsome Jack Griffith, editor of the Cedar Cove Chronicle and Olivia's boyfriend, whose troubled past recently caught up to him and now threatens to ruin their once-perfect relationship. As Jack attempts to hide the upsetting truth from Olivia, everyone in Cedar Cove - friends, family and even enemies - find shocking surprises and hidden secrets, which keeps this small town bursting with drama.
Source: Nielsen (7/18-8/29/15), Live+3 coverage area ratings and impressions.
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Hallmark Channel is Crown Media Family Networks' flagship 24-hour cable television network, distributed nationwide in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to 91 million homes. The country's leading destination for quality family entertainment, Hallmark Channel delivers on the 100-year legacy of the Hallmark brand. In addition to its signature original movies, the network features an ambitious lineup of other original content, including scripted primetime series, such as Cedar Cove, Good Witch, and When Calls the Heart; annual specials like Kitten Bowl and Hero Dog Awards and; a daily 2-hour lifestyle show, Home & Family. Additionally, in November 2014, Hallmark Channel became the exclusive home to world premiere presentations of the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise. Dedicated to helping viewers celebrate life's special moments, Hallmark Channel also offers such annual holiday programming events as Countdown to Christmas and Countdown to Valentine's Day. Rounding out the network's diverse slate are television's most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Middle, Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier. Complementing Hallmark Channel's light-hearted and comedic fare, sibling network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries presents a unique mix of content that is more dramatic in tone, including original movies and such acquired series Matlock, Murder She Wrote, and Hart to Hart.
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