Filmed-in-Hollywood-Northwest Chesapeake Shores is a hit. The 2-hour movie premiere, shot on the Vancouver Mainland and in Victoria, attracted an audience of 2.5 million in Live +3 ratings which has reached 3.1 million when delayed viewing is added in.
— John Tinker (@brspndr) August 15, 2016
The series, filmed on Vancouver Island, has grown that audience each and every week from 2.5 million to 3 million in Live +3 ratings over five episodes, setting a record for the Hallmark Channel. The sixth episode airs tonight.
Adapted from Sheryl Woods’s 10-book series, Chesapeake Shores is about the multi-generational Maryland O’Brien family. Abby O’Brien Winters (Meghan Ory), a divorced, mother of twins returns home to the Maryland town her father (Treat Williams) built after years in a demanding Wall Street job. The charming Inn at Eagle Point that her younger sister Jess (Laci J Mailey) renovated is facing foreclosure. Abby needs to save the Inn, deal with her fractured family and face her first love Trace Riley (Jesse Metcalfe), the man she left 15 years ago. Is Trace a second chance at love?
Hollywood Northwest — Nanaimo, Parksville & Qualicum Beach — looks more like Chesapeake Bay on the Atlantic coast of the United States than the Vancouver mainland.
Maryland locals have been vocal on this site about how this does not resemble their home but producers have tried to minimize the west coastness of it all by keeping mountains and towering evergreens to a minimum. Chesapeake Shores locations include the Community Park and St. Edmond’s Church in Parksville and Leigh House and Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach.
— Raymond Henderson (@raymondhendersn) May 26, 2016
— John Tinker (@brspndr) September 3, 2016
The O’Brien siblings.
The beach and marina.
Martin Wood director
— Martin Wood (@realmartinwood) June 10, 2016
— John Tinker (@brspndr) August 26, 2016