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[10/27/11 - 01:02 PM]
Hallmark Channel Launches a New Holiday Tradition: A Christmas TV Ratings System for All Original Programs in the Network's Annual "Countdown to Christmas" Campaign
The Christmas TV ratings include: S for Santa, T for Christmas Tree, J for Joy, F for Family Meal, G for Gathering, P for Presents and C for Caring.

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

HALLMARK CHANNEL LAUNCHES A NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION: A CHRISTMAS TV RATINGS SYSTEM FOR ALL ORIGINAL PROGRAMS IN THE NETWORK'S ANNUAL "COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS" CAMPAIGN

Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS: More True Holiday-Themed Programming Than any Other Network

Hallmark Channel's annual COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS campaign is the anticipation of celebrating timeless holiday traditions. Enduring traditions are indigenous to the storytelling in every Hallmark Original holiday program. Today, the network announces it will begin a new Christmas tradition in 2011: the Christmas TV ratings system. The Christmas TV ratings system highlights which holiday traditions viewers will observe within the program's story. The Christmas TV ratings include: S for Santa, T for Christmas Tree, J for Joy, F for Family Meal, G for Gathering, P for Presents and C for Caring. The Christmas TV ratings system is included in customized feature film opens for all new Hallmark Channel Original Movies and Specials. For example, "Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas" is rated T for Christmas Tree, J for Joy and G for Gathering. Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS features more true holiday-themed programming than any other network.

Some Hallmark Channel Original Movies and Specials Christmas TV ratings include:

"Lucky Christmas" Premieres Saturday, November 12 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

"Cancel Christmas" Premieres Sunday, November 13 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

"A Christmas Wedding Tail" Premieres Saturday, November 19 (6p.m. ET/PT, 5C)

"The Case for Christmas" Premieres Saturday, November 19 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

"A Christmas Wish" Premieres Sunday, November 20 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

"Jingle All the Way" Premieres Friday, November 25 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

"Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas" Premieres Saturday, November 26 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

"Holiday Engagement" Premieres Sunday, November 27 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

"A Princess for Christmas" Premieres Saturday, December 3 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

"Annie Claus is Coming to Town" Premieres Saturday, December 10 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

"The Christmas Pageant" Premieres Sunday, December 11 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

"Christmas Comes Home to Canaan" Premieres Saturday, December 17 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

"Christmas Magic" Premieres Sunday, December 18 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

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 87 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through approximately 5,492 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country.

Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading network in quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, lifestyle and general entertainment content, and is the home of "The Martha Stewart Show", which anchors the channel's daytime original programming block. Hallmark Channel's sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.





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· CANCEL CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· CHRISTMAS COMES HOME TO CANAAN (HALLMARK)
· CHRISTMAS MAGIC (HALLMARK)
· CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, THE (HALLMARK)
· CHRISTMAS WEDDING TAIL, A (HALLMARK)
· CHRISTMAS WISH, A (HALLMARK)
· HOLIDAY ENGAGEMENT (HALLMARK)
· LUCKY CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· PRINCESS FOR CHRISTMAS, A (HALLMARK)
· TRADING CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)









[12/17/14 - 02:44 PM]
Join Us Saturday, February 28 8/7c for the Two-Hour World Premiere Event of "Good Witch" A Hallmark Channel Original Primetime Series
Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison and James Denton star in the project, based on the series of TV movies of the same name.

[12/17/14 - 01:59 PM]
Nickelodeon Premieres a New Live-Action Comedy Series That Follows One Girl's Dream from the Sideline to the Gridiron in "Bella and the Bulldogs," Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
In the special two-part series premiere, head cheerleader Bella earns a chance to try out to be quarterback of her middle school football team.

[12/17/14 - 12:51 PM]
Two Lucky Fans Will Win Trip to Super Bowl XLIX by Entering NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge
Fans can complete weekly challenges for a chance to win the grand prize - VIP access and two tickets to Super Bowl XLIX, as well as hotel and airfare accommodations.

[12/17/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Beautiful & Twisted" Starring Rob Lowe, Paz Vega and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Candice Bergen, To Premiere January 31
The film is the true story of a couple's obsession, jealousy and greed, which ends in one of the most notorious cold-blooded murders in recent history.

[12/17/14 - 11:48 AM]
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Organics on Mars and Discovery Channel Gets Unprecedented Access Every Step of the Way
"Red Planet Rover" premieres this Thursday, December 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/14 - 11:44 AM]
Channing Tatum Returns to Launch "Team Oscar(R)"
Winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Academy Awards(R) on Oscar Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

[12/17/14 - 11:22 AM]
Decorate the Tree and Ring in the New Year with Some of Your Favorite "Ink Master" Alumni on "Merry Ink" and "New Year's Ink" Specials
Every drop of ink counts, there are no flash challenges on these episodes and after every round, one artist is eliminated from their chance at "Ink Master" redemption.

[12/17/14 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Hits Milestone as Basic Cable's #1 Network With Young Adults for 10th Consecutive Year
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:59 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Comedy Series "Girls," Created By and Starring Lena Dunham, Returns for Fourth Season Jan. 11, Exclusively on HBO
New guest stars this season include Ana Gasteyer, Anthony Edwards, Natasha Lyonne, Gillian Jacobs, Marc Maron, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter, Maude Apatow and Spike Jonze.

[12/17/14 - 10:52 AM]
HGTV's Stars to Celebrate New Year's Day with Fans During Live All-Day Twitter Party
The viewing and Twitter party begins with Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott as they co-host HGTV's Rose Parade 2015 with Josh Temple, who will be on the ground offering unique street-side perspectives and spectator interviews.

[12/17/14 - 10:51 AM]
SEC Network Warms Up Christmas Morning with Yule Log and Fight Songs
On Christmas morning, SEC Network will warm up any living room with a fireplace featuring a burning blaze, accompanied by a playlist of Southeastern Conference college fight songs and holiday music.

[12/17/14 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Is Up the Most this Season in Viewers - #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:32 AM]
"The Biggest Loser: Glory Days" Kicks Off the New Year with 4 Must-See Episodes Leading Up to the Exciting Season 16 Live Finale January 29
In a special two-hour, live finale from 8-10 p.m. ET, all of the former athletes who made up the season 16 cast return to weigh-in one last time.

[12/17/14 - 10:17 AM]
The Battle of the Bulbs Will Continue as "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Returns for Season Three in 2015
"The Great Christmas Light Fight" first debuted on ABC in December 2013 and continued in 2014, increasing the field from 20 to 24 participating families.

[12/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
FXX Gets Animated - New One-Hour Late Night Animation Block Kicks Off on January 22 With Special Sneak Preview
The block will feature all-new episodes of "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and "Stone Quackers."