ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars opened Season 5 on Tuesday night with 2.7 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo, trailing both its previous premiere (3 mil/1.3) and its March finale (3.1 mil/1.3).
That said, PLL emerged as Tuesday’s No. 1 scripted program in the 12-34, Women 18-34 and Females 12-34 demos — and besides, it’s already renewed for Seasons 6 and 7!
Continuing ABC Fam’s night, Chasing Life debuted to 1.3 mil and a 0.5, down 19 percent from Twisted‘s year-ago apres-Liars premiere.
Cable’s other big Tuesday premiere, Season 6 of USA Network’s Royal Pains, did 2.4 mil and a 0.6, down 35 percent and a tenth from its previous opener (which aired on a Wednesday).