NEW HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE, "SO YOU SAID YES," MARKS WORLD PREMIERE AS THE HIGHEST-RATED CABLE MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Film Averaged a 2.1 HH Rating and 2.3 Million Total Viewers
Hallmark Channel's romance-themed programming event, Countdown to Valentine's Day, continues to draw viewers with the Saturday, February 7 world premiere of So You Said Yes averaging a 2.1 HH rating and 2.3 million total viewers. In its 8-10pm time period, the new original film propelled Hallmark Channel to be the highest-rated and 2nd most-watched network among HHs and total viewers. Securing its spot as the #1 rated movie of the week, the premiere also elevated Hallmark Channel to be the 2nd highest-rated cable network, excluding sports, in Prime Time among HHs for the night.
"Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Valentine's Day is a continuation of our commitment to enhance audience enjoyment of holidays and life's special occasions all year-long," said Michelle Vicary, executive vice president, programming & network publicity. "The response to this new annual event has been tremendous and we look forward to continuing to entertain and uplift viewers with our unique brand of celebratory programming."
In So You Said Yes, a woman who avoids relationships opens a bridal shop with a vintage slant, and goes toe to toe with the snooty owner of the town's classical bridal shop, only to find out she's the mother of her new boyfriend.
Source: The Nielsen Company, February 2-February 8, 2015
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