Ratings: Astronaut Wives Club Has Safe Launch, Mistresses Premiere Down

Astronaut Wives Club Ratings

ABC’s Astronaut Wives Club launched on Thursday with 5.5 million total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating, on par with the recent Thursday premieres of NBC’s Aquarius and Fox’s Wayward Pines and improving Black Box‘s year-ago rating by 57 percent.

TVLine gave the retro sudser an average grade of “B.”

Leading out of that, Mistresses’ two-hour return drew 3.8 mil and a 0.9 (and a “B” grade), matching its sophomore finale but down 19 and 25 percent from its previous opener (which aired on a Monday).

Elsewhere….

NBC | Aquarius (3.4 mil/0.7) dipped 8 percent and a tenth, while Hannibal (1.8 mil/0.5) was steady.

THE CW | Beauty and the Beast (880K/0.3) was flat.

FOX | U.S. Open Golf Championship coverage averaged 2.7 mil and a 0.6.

CBS | A Big Bang rerun (7.1 mil/1.5) led the night in both audience and in the demo.

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