ION TELEVISION ORIGINAL SERIES, “SAVING HOPE,” PREMIERES ALL-NEW FIFTH SEASON ON TUESDAY, MARCH 14
WEST PALM BEACH, March 6, 2017 – Season five of ION Television’s original series, “Saving Hope,” debuts with an all-new episode on Tuesday, March 14, at 12 AM ET/11 PM CT. The medical drama from ICF Films and Entertainment One (eOne) returns with an 18-episode season. Viewers can also watch an encore of each new episode on Saturday nights at 12 AM ET/11 PM CT, as well as the following Tuesday at 11 PM ET/10 PM CT.
“Saving Hope,” which premiered in October 2015, has proven to be a ratings success for ION Television. The series continued to rank among the top five in several key demos in season four, including Households, Total Viewers, and Adults and Women 18-49 and 25-54. The series is also up double digits since its premiere in Households (+18%), Total Viewers (+18%), Adults 18-49 (+20%) and 25-54 (+16%), and Women 25-54 (+11%).
Stars Erica Durance (Dr. Alex Reid) and Michael Shanks (Dr. Charlie Harris) return alongside series veterans Wendy Crewson, Benjamin Ayres, Julia Taylor Ross, Michelle Nolden and Huse Madhavji. The new season of “Saving Hope” joins ION’s critically-acclaimed library of drama series, including “Criminal Minds,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Blue Bloods,” as well as the network’s latest addition, “White Collar.”
"Saving Hope" is produced by ICF Films in association with eOne and CTV, the originating Canadian broadcaster, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Season 5 is executive produced by Ilana Frank, John Morayniss, and Linda Pope, and co-executive produced by Noelle Carbone, Patrick Tarr, Jocelyn Hamilton, and Sonia Hosko. Adam Pettle is Executive Producer and Showrunner. All distribution rights are handled by eOne.
Source: Nielsen C3 data, Saving Hope Season 4, Tue/11p-1a, 10/11/16-12/6/16, ION and all general entertainment networks (excludes sports, news, and kids networks); Nielsen C3 Imp (000), Saving Hope original episodes seasons 1 and 4, Tue/11p-1a, 10/13/15-12/6/16
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Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
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