Lifetime’s ‘The Client List’ Debuts With 2.8 Million Viewers, 0.9 in Adults 18-49

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Update 6:55 PM ET: A representative tells Soap Opera Network that “Client List” averaged 1.2 million viewers in Adults 18-49 and 1.3 million viewers in Adults 25-54.

( — Lifetime’s new primetime drama series “,” starring  as Riley Parks – a single mother of two who happens to make a whole lot of money as a prostitute, debuted with 2.8 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in Adults 18-49, according to ratings figures released today by Nielsen Media Research.

“Client List,” which also stars (ex-Josh Madden, “”) as Hewitt’s on-screen brother-in-law Evan Parks, is a TV series loosely based on the 2010 hit Lifetime original movie of the same name and inspired by a true story. The film debuted as cable’s second most watched original movie premiere with 3.9 million viewers and 2,099,000 Adults 25-54 viewers, 1,877,000 Adults 18-49 viewers, 1,355,000 Women 18-49 viewers and 1,501,000 Women 25-54 viewers.

In the film version, former “” star (ex-Chad Bennett) portrayed Hewitt’s husband Rex Horton (Hewitt portrayed Samantha). In the TV series, her husband abandoned her and their kids.

“The Client List,” also starring and , airs Sundays at 10/9c on Lifetime after all-new episodes of “Army Wives.”

  • Eljo2005

    It’s my understanding that Lifetime has received many comments from viewers regarding their disgust, for want of a better word, with The Client List replacing the best show on TV which is Coming Home.  What are you thinking ??  Coming Home reunited military personnel in war zones with their loved ones back home.  They’re fighting for our freedom, and you’re putting a series about prostitution in it’s place !!  Where is your sense of decency ??  To put this show on Sunday nights of all times, and replace a good show for the whole family to enjoy is ridiculous.  Why not  PUT  IT  ON ANY OTHER  TIME  EXCEPT  THIS  TIME  SLOT  ????