The U.S. adaptation on the BBC One’s drama series Mistresses recently launched in the UK on TLC and pulled in strong ratings for the fledgling channel.
According to consolidated figures, the series premiere of Mistressess, which aired on Thursday July 25th at 9pm, attracted an audience of just over 0.12 million viewers. Those figures for the Mistresses series premiere are up only slightly on the overnight figures and currently ranks as the highest rated scripted premiere on TLC UK, outpacing both previous scripted series The Exes and Happily Divorced. That is also almost nearly double the channel’s average audience of around 60k viewers.
Based on the British series of the same name, Mistresses follows Savi (Alyssa Milano), a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life — both professional and personal — simultaneously bucking for partner at her law firm while she and her husband, Harry (Brett Tucker), try to start a family of their own. Savi’s free-spirited and capricious baby sister, Josselyn (Jes Macallan), couldn’t be more different – living single, serial dating and partying, and regularly leaning on her big sister along the way. Their common best friend, April (Rochelle Aytes), a recent widow and mother of two, is rebuilding her life after tragedy and learning to move forward, with the support and guidance of her closest girlfriends. And friend Karen (Yunjin Kim), a successful therapist with her own practice, reconnects with the girls after her involvement in a complicated relationship with a patient goes far too deep.