Hallmark Channel’s When the heart calls you kicked off its eighth season on Sunday night with a bang. The Season 8 premiere averaged three million total viewers and 397,000 women aged 25 to 54 live + 3, making it the most-watched original scripted series on ad-supported cable since the start of the season. the year among viewers and women 18 and older, according to Nielsen.
The Season 8 premiere episode was also the most-watched cable entertainment program of the week among women 18 and older, according to Nielsen. The episode drew a 0.19 demo rating from 18-49 and 2.1 million viewers.
Erin Krakow, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith, Paul Greene, Andrea Brooks, Chris McNally and Kevin McGarry star in the series.
Inspired by Janette Oke’s novel, When the heart calls you follows Elizabeth Thatcher (Krakow), a young teacher from high society. She is assigned to teach in a coal country classroom and it is a life changing experience. Now a widow and single mother, Elizabeth faces new challenges, but she enjoys the support of her surrogate family, including mysterious player Lucas Bouchard (McNally) and Mountie Nathan Grant (McGarry).
Executive Producers include Susie Belzberg, Eric Jarboe, Michael Shepard, Jimmy Townsend, Brad Krevoy, Brian Bird, Michael Landon Jr., John Tinker, Vicki Sotheran, Greg Malcolm. Erin Krakow, Derek Thompson, Elizabeth Stewart and Amanda Phillips Atkins are the co-executive producers. When Calls the Heart is produced by WCTH 8 Productions Inc. Vicki Sotheran and Greg Malcolm are producers.