HALLMARK CHANNEL'S "COUNTDOWN TO VALENTINE'S DAY" COMES TO A CLOSE WITH ALL 5 ORIGINAL PREMIERES AVERAGING OVER 2 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
Hallmark Channel capped off its Countdown to Valentine's Day programming stunt this past weekend with new original movie premieres, Valentine Ever After and Anything for Love, garnering a 2.3 and 1.9 HH rating, respectively. Over the course of the three week, cupid-themed event, all five original movie premieres averaged over 2 million total viewers and reached nearly 9 million unduplicated total viewers.
The Saturday, February 13th premiere of Valentine Ever After, starring Autumn Reeser, was the highest HH-rated program of the day, excluding sports. The network also ranked #2 among HH and total viewer rating and delivery during Saturday Primetime.
In addition, on Sunday, February 14th, Anything for Love, headlined by Erika Christensen, was the highest HH-rated cable movie of the day.
Source: Nielsen, February 8-14, 2016.
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