The Hallmark Channel’s “Good Witch” series ended Season 5 on a high note this week. The season came to a close on Sunday, taking the #2 spot among scripted series on ad-supported cable. Fans were glued to the screen during the big finale, showing up in record numbers to catch the closing moments.

The show is one the network’s most popular original series, and the “Good Witch” closed the season in first place among Household rating on Sundays. The success of the series lifted the Hallmark Channel to be the highest-rated and most-watched cable network on the weekends. The network also stated that the show’s ten episodes averaged 2.8M Total Viewers, making Season 5 the highest-rated and most-watched season of “Good Witch” in series history.

“When the first ‘Good Witch’ original movie premiered on Hallmark Channel in 2008, we couldn’t have foreseen that those characters would instantly become a beloved fixture in the imaginations of our viewers, let alone that we would go on to produce ten more movies and develop what has become one of the most successful primetime series on cable,” said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming and Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “As we wrap up Season Five on a high note, we are beginning to cook up some magic for next season that we know our fans will love.”

The finale episode screened to 3M Total Viewers, and was the highest-rated and most-watched program of the day, and second-highest-rated program of the week outside of the news. The show dominates its demos, bringing in over 414K Women 25-45 for the finale. Overall, the fifth season averaged 419K Women 25-54 each episode, and reached over 9.7M unduplicated Total Viewers.

The “Good Witch” stars Kylee Evans as Stephanie Borden, Rhys Matthew Bond as Nick Radford, Catherine Bell as Cassie Nightingale, Bailee Madison as Grace Russell, Catherine Disher as Martha Tinsdale, James Denton as Dr. Sam Radford, Sarah Power as Abigail Pershing, Peter MacNeill as George O’Hanrahan, Noah Cappe as Derek Sanders, Dan Jeannotte as Brandon Russell, and Dale Whibley as Luke.

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