Candace Cameron Bure thanks fans as Great American Family becomes 'fastest growing network' in cable TV

Candace Cameron Bure thanks fans as Great American Family becomes 'fastest growing network' in cable TV
Candace Cameron Bure left Hallmark to join GAC Media to produce 'heartwarming family and faith-filled' stories (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Candace Cameron Bure celebrated GAC Media’s success as she thanked her fans for helping her new channel Great American Family become the "fastest-growing network" in all of cable television. Bure took to her Instagram stories to share a press release from the Great American Media about the channel’s remarkable 2022 closeout. "Thank you for finding us and watching Great American Family Channel," Bure wrote just above the press release. 

In the press release, the network announced that it ranked "#1 in Total Day rating growth in Households (+113%)," total viewership (+116%), and No 1 in prime-time rating growth among all cable networks (+128%), according to Nielsen. "Fourth Quarter 2022 viewership growth was driven by the network’s Great American Christmas franchise, which featured 18 original Christmas movies and fan-favorite stars including Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, Gladys Knight, Jen Lilley, and more," the network added. 

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Great American Family's official Twitter account boasted about the feat on the social media app. "Great news for Great American Media's #GreatAmericanFamily to end 2022 & an even better way to start 2023. Happy New Year to everyone who helped make this happen, from people on-camera & off, but especially our viewers! #GreatAmericanChristmas #WelcomeHome #GreatAmericanWinter," the tweet read. 

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"Thank you for finding us and watching Great American Family Channel," Bure wrote just above the press release. (candacecbure/Instagram)

The former Hallmark Christmas movie star left the channel to join GAC Media in April to produce "heartwarming family and faith-filled" stories."I am constantly looking for ways that I can inspire people to live life with purpose," Bure told People at the time. "GAC fits my brand perfectly; we share a vision of creating compelling wholesome content for an audience who wants to watch programming for and with the whole family. Great, quality entertainment with a positive message is what my partnership with GAC is all about!"

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Candace Cameron-Bure arrives at the Los Angeles special screening of Hallmark Channel's
The former Hallmark Christmas movie star left the channel to join GAC Media in April to produce "heartwarming family and faith-filled" stories (Photo by Morgan Lieberman/Getty Images)

Bure said that she wants to share "stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them," in a Wall Street Journal interview. "I knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians that love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment," the actress said. Bure mentioned that Hallmark had become "a completely different network" from the time when she signed. According to the Daily Wire, Hallmark began developing more LGBTQ storylines which included the first original holiday movie ‘The Holiday Sitter’ that focused on a same-sex couple. It premiered on December 11, 2022, on the channel.

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