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).


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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  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    Mistresses is off to a rough start minus Alyssa Milano.

  2. Dmac says:

    It seems that the show runners miscalculated when they assumed “everyone” wanted Joss to be with Harry. I’m sorry, I know Savi was a complete idiot for leaving Harry, but I don’t care you don’t sleep with your sisters ex, ever, under no circumstances and for her to think that Savi will eventually forgive her??? I gave up on this show midway through last night when it was clear that Savi was going to be turned into the “bad sister” and Joss the poor sister who can never catch a break.

    What happened to the show that the producers promised us in the beginning: strong female friendships and no silly love triangles. It is hilarious to seem them try to explain their way out of it by saying how much “chemistry” Joss and Harry have, that they “had to” explore it. That is the same reason every other writers uses for the same cliché storyline. This show is no different than any other night time soap and that’s the problem, nothing about is stands out any more.

  3. Boiler says:

    Think Mistresses lower than Motive, which ABC was too stupid to bring back. Did they think with Alyssa gone it would be the same show??

  4. Fx says:

    Wow, isn’t the one in the pic from Dexter? He’s so skinny and looks sick.