From 9-11pm, ABC’s Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Smile as Big as the Moon was up from the last Hallmark Hall of Fame movie (on 11/27/11), gaining 7% in Total Viewers and surging 36% in Adults 18-49. With A Smile as Big as the Moon, the ABC Network pulled in its largest audience in the 2-hour time period since November, 2011.
"It's a heartening story, sure to inspire other teachers struggling with students who often seem beyond their reach . . . Dramatic and moving . . . The students end up winning a major award, but their real victory, of course, is their newfound confidence and sense of accomplishment."—Teacher magazine
"A testament to how perseverance can get results and how children can perform surprising feats in a system that doesn't always work to help all children."—The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette