9:16am PT by Kate Stanhope
TV Ratings: 'Astronaut Wives Club' Launches OK, 'Mistresses' Returns Down
Astronaut Wives Club had a decent launch Thursday on ABC.
The period drama averaged a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49.
Sans original star Alyssa Milano and sans a cushy Bachelorette lead-in, the two-hour season three premiere of Mistresses (0.9 adults) was down three-tenths from the show's season two premiere (1.2 adults) on Monday last year. However, the season three premiere was even with its season two finale (0.9 adults).
NBC had steady showings of Dateline (1.3 adults), Aquarius (0.7 adults) and Hannibal (0.5 adults).
U.S. Open golf drew a 0.6 rating for Fox.
On The CW,Beauty and the Beast (0.3 adults) was flat.