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Mistresses: New ABC Drama; Cancel or Keep It?

Mistresses on ABC: cancel or keep?ABC has been airing a new drama on Monday nights which follows The BacheloretteMistresses. Has the show been a ratings success? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

Based on a British series of the same name, Mistresses revolves around the lives of four female friends and their complex relationships. The show features the talents of Alyssa Milano, Rochelle Aytes, Yunjin Kim, Jes Macallan, Jason George, Brett Tucker, and Erik Stocklin.

Mistresses debuted to a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.40 million total viewers. Even for a summer series, those numbers are soft and unimpressive.

In week two, the ratings actually rose in the all-important demo — to a 1.4 rating — but fell slightly in viewers. Could this be a sign of some positive word of mouth? If that’s what caused the boost, the additional interest was short-lived.

In week three, Mistresses fell back to a 1.2 in the demo and 3.76 million and last week’s dropped again, to a 1.1 in the demo with 3.57 million.

This is despite the fact that Mistresses’ lead-in — The Bachelorette — has been showing signs of growth. Last weeks’ episode of the reality series hit a season high while Mistresses hit a new low.

Unless Mistresses starts rising in the ratings, it’s almost certain that the series won’t be back for a second season. ABC can get the same or better ratings from showing reruns, reality shows, or Canadian imports like Rookie Blue.

So, what do you think? Do you like Mistresses? Do you think it should be renewed for a second season or cancelled instead? What would you do to attract better ratings?


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Mary October 16, 2014 at 3:35 am

PLEASE BRING IT BACK! Mistresses was an AWESOME series! Keep Savi, just bring in somebody new to play the role. We’ll get used to it in no time.


Heather September 3, 2014 at 8:10 pm

I hope they bring back mistresses and I like it


Trose August 26, 2014 at 2:03 pm

please keep the show love it so much


Aubrey August 27, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Def keep I love this show n look forward to watching it in Mondays


brenda November 16, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Please bring Mistresses back.


Carolyn Hare October 15, 2013 at 6:43 am

I agree with lakins. I am looking forward to the completion of the plot concerning Karen and Savi. I hope the show will be renewed also.


Nadine October 9, 2013 at 6:50 pm

totally love this show, please bring it back!


MelDup September 24, 2013 at 1:50 pm

LOVE Mistresses! Please renew. Great actors/actresses and a great storyline!!


Cylene Rise September 17, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I really Enjoyed watching Mistress It was my Monday To look Forward Too. I loved The Actors And really Good story line .I do Hope The renew it .


Nancy September 17, 2013 at 9:40 am

I thought Mistresses would be on right after Dancing with the Stars (9/16/13). I was dismayed to learn the show was cancelled. PLEASE bring it back. I loved the story line and the actors.


Anonymous September 25, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I love the show! Hope we get to find out who the babies father is:-)


Karen September 16, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I love “Mistresses” and hope it is renewed. I have always loved to watch Alyssa Milano act since she was on “Who’s The Boss” and especially for her work on “Charmed”. She is a great actress. It is nice to have this guilty pleasure show after Desperate Housewives called it quits.


Marc September 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Bring the show back – fun summer tv!!!


linda September 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

i love the show i hope they renew it


FRAN September 13, 2013 at 10:33 am



linda September 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm

i think its a good show hopefuly it will be renewed


lakins September 11, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I love this show!! I hope it renews, they can’t just leave us hanging on what happens to Savi and Karen!!!!


Hope September 11, 2013 at 10:57 am

I love to watch Mistresses on Monday nights. They are very view and far between
shows that I REALLY look forward to watching.


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