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`My Boyfriends' Dogs’ Barks Up Strong Ratings

Hallmark Channel’s original movie My Boyfriends’ Dogs fetched high ratings marks for the network among its core female audience.

The movie, which starred Erika Christensen (Parenthood) as a single woman looking for love while adopting her ex-boyfriends’ pups, drew 1.7 million viewers in its 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. time period, the third most watched Hallmark original movie thus far in 2014, according to the network.

The movie finished as the most watched original film of the year to date among its core female 25-54 audience, drawing 401,000 viewers in the demo, according to network officials.

Joyce DeWitt (Three’s Company), Teryl Rothery (Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove), Emily Holmes (Snakes on a Plane), Jeremy Guilbaut (The L.A. Complex), Tyron Leitso (Being Erica), and Jesse Hutch (Arrow) also starred in the film, part of the network’s Pet Project initiative to help homeless animals find safe and loving homes.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.