Hallmark Movie Channel Delivers 2nd Most-Watched Original Movie in Network History

Hallmark Movie Channel Delivers 2nd Most-Watched Original Movie in Network History

On the heels of surpassing the critical distribution benchmark of 50 million homes, Hallmark Movie Channel delivered its second highest-rated and second most-watched original movie in network history. The Saturday, January 26 premiere of "Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts" scored a 1.0 household rating, reaching over 1 million unduplicated viewers.

Starring Luke Perry, Katharine Isabelle, and Ricky Schroder, "Queen of Hearts" kicked off Hallmark Movie Channel's most robust production schedule to-date with 10 new original movie premieres slated for 2013.

"Queen of Hearts" is the third installment of Hallmark Movie Channel's highest-rated film, "Goodnight for Justice", based on the John Goodnight character created by Perry, who also serves as executive producer. The sequel rejoins circuit Judge John Goodnight (Perry) as he travels the Western territory in the 1880s, attempting to leave a trail of justice in his wake. Between dealing with difficult defendants and dealing cards at saloons, John crosses paths with a stagecoach under attack. John rescues a beautiful woman named Lucy Truffaut (Isabelle) from the gunfight but slowly discovers she's not who she seems to be. As they start to fall for each other on their wild journey and her true identity is revealed, he is determined to bring her to justice. Can Lucy con John into helping her get away with her crimes, or will the fair judge find out her true identity and turn her in himself?


Hallmark Movie Channel, the second linear channel from Crown Media Holdings, Inc., simulcast in SD (Standard Definition) and HD (High Definition), is a 24-hour cable network dedicated to bringing viewers family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events. In today's crowded television landscape, the network is a unique and captivating entertainment experience, providing programming families can watch together. It is now available in 50 million homes. Crown Media also operates Hallmark Channel, which provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment to a national audience of over 87 million subscribers.