GAF becomes fastest-growing network on TV as audiences seek wholesome entertainment

by Chris Lange

Chris Lange, FISM News



The Great American Family Network has entered the new year as the fastest-growing network on television, proving that Americans continue to be drawn to entertainment that features traditional family values.

In two short years since its debut, the Great American Family channel (GAF), launched by actress Candace Cameron Bure, managed to close out the Fourth Quarter 2022 in the top spot in Total Day ratings growth in three categories: Households, People, and Total Viewers, while skyrocketing to No. 1 in Primetime ratings growth in Households among all cable networks, according to a press release from the network. GAF saw a 50% jump in viewership with its holiday entertainment lineup which featured 18 original Christmas movies.

“Great news for Great American Media’s #GreatAmericanFamily to end 2022 & an even better way to start 2023,” GAF said in a tweet featuring the ratings press release. “Happy New Year to everyone who helped make this happen, from people on-camera & off, but especially our viewers!”

Bure incurred the wrath of the left when she abruptly cut ties with the Hallmark channel to join GAF after Hallmark announced plans to focus on “projects featuring LGBTQ storylines, characters, and actors.” Hallmark premiered its first original holiday movie featuring a same-sex couple, “The Holiday Sitter,” last month. The “Full House” actress said at the time that her decision was based on a desire to share “faith-filled” entertainment with audiences.

Bure later explained in a November Wall Street Journal interview that she launched GAF to share “stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them.”

“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, noting that Hallmark had recently become “a completely different network” than the one she originally signed onto.

The success of GAF comes at a time when Americans have become increasingly fed up with the LGBTQ and leftist agendas thrust down their throats from every corner, particularly from the very entertainment companies they once counted on to provide an escape from divisive politics like Disney and Netflix.

In addition to original movies, the network offers other original programming as well as a slate of beloved series including “Little House on the Prairie,” “Columbo,” and “Murder She Wrote,” to name a few.  

This article was partially informed by Daily Wire and Breitbart reports.

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