THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB - "In The Blind" - Astronaut John Glenn has his sights set on a political career and hits the campaign trail with wife Annie and Rene Carpenter by his side as he runs for the Ohio senate, while Alan Shepherd quietly grapples with a personal matter that could ground his career forever.  Meanwhile, Betty Grissom receives an unsettling letter regarding Gus that challenges their marriage, on "The Astronaut Wives Club," THURSDAY, JULY 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Cook Allender) YVONNE STRAHOVSKI

via press release:

The Astronaut Wives Club (8-9pm – 4.5 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):  The Astronaut Wives Club grew for the 2nd week in a row in Total Viewers (+5% – 4.5 million vs. 4.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (+25% – 1.0/4 vs. 0.8/3) to deliver its best numbers since its season premiere 4 weeks ago since 6/18/15. The new ABC drama ranked a strong 2nd in the 8 o’clock hour in Viewers and Adults 18-49, topping NBC’s Food Fighters (3.8 million and 0.9/4) and Fox’s Boom! (2.0 million and 0.7/3).


The Astronaut Wives Club was up over Black Box on the same night last year (3.7 million and 0.6/3 on 7/17/14) in Total Viewers (+22%) and Adults 18-49 (+67%), improving the 8pm hour by double digits for the 5th straight week.


In the most recent round of Live + 7 Day ratings (w/o 6/22/15), The Astronaut Wives Club saw larger TV playback growth in its second week versus its week-earlier debut in Adults 18-49, growing +63% over its L+SD rating versus +27% the prior week.


Mistresses (9-10pm – 3.3 million and 0.8/3 in AD18-49): ABC’s Mistresses held steady week to week among Adults 18-49 (0.8/3) to tie a best-since-premiere rating – since 6/18/15.


Mistresses delivered increasing playback gains in the most recent round of L+7 data, growing to +71% in week 2 among Adults 18-49 compared to +56% for the prior week’s premiere.


Rookie Blue (10-11pm – 3.6 million and 0.7/3 in AD18-49):  ABC’s Rookie Blue was even with the prior week in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3) to match a season high for the 2nd consecutive week.



[if !supportLists]·         [endif]The most recent L+7 episode of Rookie Blue scored the series’ biggest-ever Live + 7 playback increase among Adults 18-49, spiking +83% over its L+SD rating.

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