WHEN CALLS THE HEART Takes Number 2 Spot In List Of Top Cable Shows

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WHEN CALLS THE HEART Takes No. 2 Spot in List of Top Cable Shows

By Movieguide® Contributor

A new report found that WHEN CALLS THE HEART ranks No. 2 in 2023-24’s top non-sports cable shows. 

“THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND and WHEN CALLS THE HEART [are] in the top two spots,” The Hollywood Reporter wrote, listing their viewer averages as 3.14 million and 2.77 million, respectively. 

WHEN CALLS THE HEART’s eleventh season has fans buzzing, especially after a recent episode revealed what happened the night Lucas (Chris McNally) was shot last season. 

Andrea Brooks, who plays Faith, told TV Insider she had “shifting theories” about who the culprit was and revealed there were some scenes between her and McNally that were left on the cutting room floor. 

“[They] had more to do with his injuries,” she explained of the scenes. “So that was sort of her preoccupation with the situation was just, ‘He’s my patient, let’s make sure that he’s okay so that he can continue on with his governor responsibilities.’”

Season 11 is drawing to a close, but don’t worry — WHEN CALLS THE HEART has already been renewed for a twelfth season. 

“WHEN CALLS THE HEART continues to exceed our expectations and the number of fans and viewers continue to grow every year,” Lisa Hamilton Daly, the Executive Vice President of Programming at Hallmark said in a statement. “Bringing season 12 to life is a huge milestone and is a true testament to the cast and crew’s hard work and dedication throughout the last decade. We cannot wait for Hope Valley’s next chapter full of exciting characters and storytelling!”

Movieguide® previously reported on the show’s renewal:

The news is out—WHEN CALLS THE HEART is renewed for Season 12 on Hallmark Channel.

“Season 11 of WHEN CALLS THE HEART ranks as the most-watched entertainment cable series year-to-date among households, total viewers and women 18+. After four episodes, it is averaging 2.1 million households, 2.5 million total viewers and 1.8 million women 18+,” Deadline reported.

Right now in Season 11, schoolteacher Elizabeth Thornton’s romance continues as she and Nathan Grant’s feelings for each other mount. Governor Lucas Bouchard battles with his past as he tries to develop Hope Valley. Meanwhile, a threat lurks among the town’s residents. Mountie Bill Jack and reporter Rosemary Coulter join hands to figure out what it is.

“I am overjoyed that WHEN CALLS THE HEART is coming back for a 12th season,” said Krakow, WCTH star and executive producer. “Our fantastic writers, cast and crew couldn’t be more excited to begin filming this next season. We are proud to tell stories that warm hearts in homes around the world and so grateful to Hallmark for being such champions of that positivity. Having the Hearties’ support over the past decade has been a true testament to what this show is all about: community and love. We cannot wait for our fans to see what Hope Valley has in store.”

Season 11 currently airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET. Its final episode will air on June 23.

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