Hallmark Channel’s ‘Cedar Cove’ Opens to 2.6M Viewers

Hallmark Channel’s first scripted series, Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, got off to a strong start on Saturday, drawing 2.6 million total viewers to its two-hour premiere.

 From 8 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Cedar Cove also averaged a 0.8 rating with its target demo, women 25-54, which ranked it second in the time period among basic-cable networks, according to Nielsen data.

Cedar Cove stars Andie MacDowell as a small-town judge and Dylan Neal as her budding love interest. Hallmark Channel has its second scripted series, When Calls the Heart, due later this year, with two more projects — Dead Letters and The Mystery Cruise — in development.