HALLMARK CHANNEL'S NEWEST ORIGINAL SERIES 'CHESAPEAKE SHORES'
CONTINUES WEEKLY AUDIENCE GROWTH TRAJECTORY
Fourth Episode Becomes Most-Watched One-Hour Episode
Of Any Hallmark Channel Original Series Ever Among W25-54
Episode Averaged 2.6 HH Rating and 2.9 Million Total Viewers on Live+3 Basis
New York, September 9 - "Chesapeake Shores," Hallmark Channel's newest original primetime scripted series, continued its weekly audience growth momentum with the most recent episode registering solid increases among W25-54 (+7%) and Total Viewer (+4%) delivery for the fourth straight week on a Live+3 basis. Additionally, this past weekend's new episode marked growth among HH (+14%), W25-54 (+24%) and Total Viewer (+18%) delivery on a Live+3 basis compared to the series' August 14 debut.
Other Key Nielsen Highlights (L+3)
· Episode averaged a 2.6 HH Rating and 2.9 million Total Viewers
· The Sunday, September 4, debut marked the most-watched episode on a Live+3 basis of any Hallmark Channel original series ever among W25-54 delivery
In "Chesapeake Shores," Abby O'Brien Winters (Meghan Ory) returns to Chesapeake Shores when she receives a panicked phone call from her younger sister Jess, who has renovated the charming Inn at Eagle Point. The Maryland town her father built has many sad memories and Abby, thanks to her demanding career, divorce and young twin daughters, has not had time to spare. Saving the inn from foreclosure means dealing not only with her fractured family but also with Trace Riley (Jesse Metcalfe), the man she left ten years ago. Trace initially poses an obstacle but becomes an unexpected ally and a second chance at finding love.
Source: Nielsen, August 29-September 4, 2016.
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