Cable Ratings: UnREAL Returns Down, Rizzoli & Isles Steady

UnREAL Spoilers

Despite much buzz, great reviews and fervent tweetering, Lifetime’s (already renewed) UnREAL opened Season 2 on Monday night with just 500,000 total viewers and a 0.2 demo rating — down from its series launch (820K/0.3), its freshman finale (800K/0.3) and its Season 1 average (700K/0.3).

That said, TVLine readers gave the UnREAL opener an average grade of “A-.”

Leading into the ruthless skewering of reality-TV, Devious Maids returned to 1.1 mil and a 0.3 (and an “A-” grade), down from both its previous premiere (1.5 mil/0.5) and its Season 3 average (1.4 mil/0.5).

Over on TNT, Rizzoli & Isles‘ double-episode final season opener did 3.9 mil/0.6 and then 3.6 mil/0.5, down from its previous premiere (4.4 mil/0.8) but on par with its Season 6 average (3.8 mil/0.6) and finale (2.9 mil/0.5).

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