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).
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.