The When Calls the Heart TV series has been the highest-rated scripted series on Hallmark Channel for quite a while. However, the show is now in its ninth season and nothing can last forever. Could Hallmark be prepared to say goodbye? Will When Calls the Heart be cancelled or renewed for season 10? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A romantic drama series, the When Calls the Heart TV show stars Erin Krakow, Jack Wagner, Kevin McGarry, Chris McNally, Andrea Brooks, Kavan Smith, Pascale Hutton, Ben Rosenbaum, Johannah Newmarch, Martin Cummins, Kayla Wallace, Viv Leacock, Natasha Burnett, Vienna Leacock, Elias Leacock, Hrothgar Mathews, Loretta Walsh, and Amanda Wong. Inspired by the Janette Oke novel, the TV series follows Elizabeth Thatcher (Krakow), a young teacher from a high society background. She’s assigned to teach in a coal country classroom and it’s a life-changing experience. Now a widow and single mother, Elizabeth faces new challenges but enters into a new relationship with mysterious gambler Lucas Bouchard (McNally). In season nine, Hope Valley is in a state of growth, with the foundry’s progress and the evolution of key relationships. The Mayoral race has the town buzzing with a few members of the town running against one another. Elizabeth and Lucas focus on their relationship beyond courtship, and as she gets to know Lucas better, she learns about his past which gives Elizabeth pause about their future.
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For comparisons: Season eight of When Calls the Heart on Hallmark Channel averaged a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 241,000 viewers.
Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There can be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but typically the higher-rated series are renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the When Calls the Heart TV series on Hallmark Channel? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a 10th season?
*6/17/2022 update: Hallmark Channel has renewed When Calls the Heart for a 10th season.