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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  1. Eva says

    If you cancel Mistresses…the only good show on your network…I will never watch another show on ABC ..INFACT I will hide it on my guide so my kids can’t watch it either. If you want to cancel a totally pathetic show ? Cancel Bachelorette..that show is for the weak and the weirdos.

  2. Eva Schwab says

    If you cancel the only good show , my favorite show on ABC…I will never watch another show on yor network ever. I will hide ABC on my guide so my kids can’t watch your network either. B

  3. Melissa Grant says

    I Love Mistresses. Please give it a chance I am sure it will become a hit. It should be
    renewed for a second season.
    Thank you

  4. Shawnee says

    I have to admit I did not want to give the show a chance but now that I have I absolutely love this show. Before axing it perhaps the powers that be should allow more time than just one season.

  5. regan says

    Really hope they renew this show I really love this show!!!! It is much better than that reality crap that keeps coming on tv now a days. …GIVE IT A CHANCE!!!!

  6. Ange says

    DON’T CANCEL!!!
    I love it! The characters play their roles very well and thus far I find the show to be incredibly entertaining. I have only seen the first four episodes and I am already hooked. Love your work guys

  7. peanut says

    I like the actors, most of them, but the storylines are dreadful. It will be cancelled, but if they follow the British series, you know what will happen anyway.

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