Hot in Cleveland premiered on Wednesday and quickly became the number one show in all of cable for the evening. Cleveland was the most watched show among Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, Women 18-49, Women 25-54 and amassed a 1.9 rating and 5 million Total Viewers for this telecast (10:00 p.m. ET/PT).
Cleveland did well in an encore showing of the series immediately following that debut presentation. It received a 1.1 rating and 1.2 million viewers.
The series may revolve around three women (Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick), but we’re betting it’s octogenarian actress Betty White, who stars as the ladies “feisty” landlady, attracting a solid measure of those viewers.