After a few years of rising numbers, last year, the Nielsen ratings for Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart TV show settled in and ended up just a bit down. Still, the Canadian-American TV series has a fiercely devoted audience who keeps returning, so Hallmark has even developed an upcoming spin-off, When Calls Hope. Will the season six ratings be negatively impacted by the departure of Daniel Lissing? Will When Calls the Heart be cancelled or renewed for season seven? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A western family drama, When Calls the Heart stars Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin, Jack Wagner, Martin Cummins, Pascale Hutton, and Kavan Smith. Inspired by the Janette Oke novel, the Hallmark TV series centers on Elizabeth Thatcher (Krakow), a young teacher from a high society background. When she is assigned to teach in a coal country classroom, her life completely changes, particularly when she meets Royal North West Mounted Policie Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing). Season six kicks off with the recently widowed Elizabeth Thatcher Thornton anticipating the arrival of Jack’s posthumous baby.
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Note: Although Hallmark Channel separates the When Calls the Heart holiday special from the regular season, the two-hour movie which premieres on Christmas Day 2018 has a season six production number, so we include the movie’s ratings as part of season six.
For comparisons: The fifth season of When Calls the Heart on Hallmark averaged a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.325 million viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the When Calls the Heart TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for season seven on Hallmark Channel?
*3/18/19 update: The series has not been cancelled but, following Loughlin’s arrest, Hallmark pulled the remaining season six episodes. It seems that the intent is to rework the episodes (presumably to remove Loughlin) and air them at a later date. We’ll update you when we have a date.
*4/10/19 update: Season six of When Calls the Heart returns May 5, 2019.
*4/13/19 update: When Calls the Heart has been renewed for a seventh season by Hallmark.
Hi, a group of us 10 ladies all love the show! For some of us that don’t get this channel, we get together at one another’s house to make sure that we see the show. Please do not pull the show off the air oh, it would break our hearts.
I hope Elizabeth choises Lucas, he is so goodlooking and sweet, he fits her!Do not need another Mountie. Boring.
I love this show. I look so forward to seeing this or I will record it . This is the most wholesome show on TV. I love the Hallmark channel . When I was young the Hallmark Channel put special events and my family always watched all of them. I am so glad this show When Calls The Heart is back up and running and I’m so looking forward to the spin off this summer. This is good quality TV. You should advertise this and the spin off on Social Media .
Please return the TV series of When Calls the Heart fairly soon. It’s a good family show, and the actors on the show deserve to continue in the show even if Lori isn’t included after her arrest.
Keep the show and keep Lori, with all the corruption in this country a school scandal is nothing. I enjoy everything she brings to her characters, to shut her out is ridiculous.
It won’t survive with the death of Jack. One of the worst endings in a tv series. I lived the moral story line and then felt betrayed by Jacks death.
They should have kept Jack Thornton & just changed to another actor who could develop a connection with Erin. Abruptly killing off Jack spoiled the series & the Hallmark channel for me.
I totally agree! I was thinking I might the alone in this but glad to see I wasn’t just being picky. I know there was someone out there that could’ve been screen tested to be a chemistry match with Erin as she is so likeable. It made absolutely no sense to just kill the character off after I’d invested in their love affair. And it is a show I can actually watch with my nieces on days my cop brother has to work overtime.
I haven’t really watched since the death of the character Jack. I tried to watch the Christmas movie a year ago, but wasn’t really interested. I understand the actor wanted to move on, but really hasn’t done much. The move seemed ill-timed and didn’t really help his career. I haven’t seen him in anything. It wasn’t a good decision and he got really bad advice. That said, the series doesn’t seem to have the pizzazz it once did when he was in it. Just my opinion.
LUVVVVVV When Calls the Heart! I am a total fan! A true Hearty
Please dont cancel the show… Me and my mom loves it. Its a mindful expration
I think it should continue so long as the story includes a new partner for Elizabeth. Sooner rather than later with interesting background or skill. Very handsome in looks and personality
Yes…but you should’ve replaced the character instead of “killing him off”
I agree. Jack was a key player. This is a good show…..and I support good wholesome stories. I believe if there is anyone that can rewrite this series it is Michael Langdon Jr. While it is a dissppointment he will turn it around. This I am sure of.
Brenda, Itotally agree. While everyone was in shock over the way the storyline went, I feel as if it has begun to be turned around. I know that I felt good after watching the Christmas special. I think there is such love that goes into this show. I am grateful for all that make it possible. I Am grateful for any show that portrays LOVE. It doesn’t always have to be romantic.
Let’s move forward. Forgive.
Yes i agree should have changed the actor.