Sunday, April 17, 2016

#Hearties - Season 3 Finale Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Episode in the Series' History

Hallmark Channel's original prime time series, When Calls the Heart, capped off a successful third season with the finale episode garnering a 2.6 HH rating and 3 million total viewers on a Live+3 basis, becoming the highest rated episode in the series' history. The Sunday, April 10th debut also became the series' most-watched episode among all demographics. In its 9 p.m. time period, the episode elevated Hallmark Channel to rank as the 2nd most-watched network on cable among HHs and Total Viewers.

The third season averaged a 2.3 HH rating and 2.6 million Total Viewers with 3 day time shifting included, elevating the network to be the 2nd highest-rated cable network in the time period. Additionally, this season outperformed the season two L+3 delivery average by 23% among HHs, 46% among W25-54 and 30% among Total Viewers.

Viewers also took to Twitter last Sunday as When Calls the Heart became the most engaging series premiering a new episode for the week across cable and broadcast, boasting an average 67 Tweets per person. Additionally, the finale attracted the most unique authors of any series on the network, becoming Hallmark Channel's most social original series episode.

The third season of the series made a strong impression on social media overall, averaging more unique authors and Tweets than the preceding two seasons. Compared to season 1 and 2, the third season average of When Calls the Heart was up 45% and 46% among unique authors and 631% and 175% among Tweets, respectively. Across cable and broadcast television, When Calls the Heart became the most engaging series premiering a new episode for the entire season. Moreover, during Sunday Total Day, it was the 2nd most Tweeted series airing a new episode for the season with the exception of last weekend's debut, which became the #1 Tweeted original drama series on cable for the week.

As announced on Hallmark Channel's daily lifestyle series Home & Family earlier this week, the network has confirmed a fourth season for the frontier drama series. Production on the new season is scheduled to commence in Vancouver this summer for a 2017 premiere.

"Only Hallmark Channel could bring a wonderfully heartfelt period drama like When Calls the Heart to life, and our audience has responded by passionately supporting the series in every way," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. "The enthusiasm the 'Hearties' have displayed for our brand of storytelling is unprecedented, and they can be assured that Sunday nights will continue to shine with the very best Hallmark Channel has to offer. Next up is Good Witch, and coming this summer we know our viewers will fall in love with Chesapeake Shores."

Hallmark Channel continues to present original series on Sunday nights, with the return of Good Witch for a second season this Sunday, April 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and the much anticipated series premiere of Chesapeake Shores in Summer 2016.

Monday, April 11, 2016

#Hearties - Season Four Has Been Given the Green Light

#Hearties rejoice! Daniel Lissing and Erin Krakow announced on Hallmark's Home and Family this morning that there will be a Season Four of When Call the Heart! They also announced that both are starring in new Hallmark "Countdown to Christmas" movies coming later this year. :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WCTH Season Three Premieres Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. CT

When Calls the Heart Season Three Premieres Sunday, February 21, 2016
 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. CT

In season three, Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) puts down roots in Hope Valley after spending extended time in Hamilton with her family.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

When Calls the Heart: New Year's Wish

The Hallmark Channel is giving dedicated When Calls the Heart fans (#Hearties) a festive treat with the Saturday, December 26, 2015 two-hour special event, "When Calls the Heart: New Year's Wish."

Monday, September 28, 2015

#Hearties - When Calls the Heart Starts Production on Season Three

Hallmark Channel Announces Fan Favorite and Network's Most Social Original Series of All-Time, When Calls the Heart, Starts Production on Season Three

Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner Return to Star

Two-Hour Holiday Special to Premiere in December 2015


September 28, 2015 - Production commences today in Vancouver on the third season of Hallmark Channel's sweeping frontier drama, When Calls the Heart, which returns for a special two-hour television event this December. Following the December special, season three will premiere in February 2016.

"With universal themes of faith, hope and community, When Calls the Heart captured the hearts of millions to become our most social series of all time," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. "We are delighted that our viewers are as devoted to the show as we are, and can't wait to show them what's in store for Hope Valley next."

The enchanting romance, adventure and drama stars Lori Loughlin (Fuller House, 90210), Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Last Resort), Jack Wagner (The Bold and the Beautiful) and Kristina Wagner (General Hospital). When Calls the Heart, which galvanized millions of fans and became a social phenomenon among the #Hearties, is based on the bestselling series of books by Janette Oke.

Hallmark Channel's Original Primetime Series When Calls the Heart is a Believe Pictures and Brad Krevoy Television production. Brad Krevoy, Tony Blake, Robin Bernheim, Brian Bird, Michael Landon, Jr., and Michael Shepard are executive producers. Eric Jarboe and Neill Fearnley are co-executive producers. Based on the novel by Janette Oke.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Season Three Announcement! :) #Hearties

A Special Announcement from the Stars of When Calls the Heart



Hallmark’s breakout drama When Calls the Heart is sticking around for at least one more season.

The hit series has officially been picked up for a third season, which will kick off in February 2016. The series third season will be comprised of ten new episodes, with a special two-hour sneak peek (comprised of episode one and two) set to roll out during the 2015 holiday season.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Season 2 Finale Tonight - Live Tweeting

The cast, executive producer Brian Bird, the Hallmark Channel, (and others) live tweet twice on Saturday evenings during new episodes. The first session is during the East Coast premiere of the newest episode at 8 pm EDT. The second session is during the West Coast premiere of the newest episode at 8 pm PDT, 11 pm EDT.

Watch the episode and tweet about it at the same time using the hashtag #Hearties! It's fun, a great way to get to know the people behind When Calls the Heart, and meet other fans (a.k.a. Hearties).