Miz and Mrs. debuted on Tuesday night on the USA Network following this week’s episode of WWE SmackDown Live. It was a huge debut and after the Miz and Mrs. ratings came in, it’s clear that the newest WWE reality show is already a success.
The WWE was smart and had Miz and Maryse in the ring to promote the show in the main event spot. That brought out Daniel Bryan, who Miz beat down in the middle of the ring.
After that, USA Network flipped over to Miz and Mrs., the latest WWE reality series focusing on husband and wife duo, The Miz and Maryse.
The fact that it followed SmackDown Live made the show an instant success as WWE fans remained tuned in to the new reality series. As a result, Miz and Mrs. scored a 0.58 rating for the 18-49 demographic and 1.473 million viewers.
This rating is actually higher than last week’s USA Network show in the same time frame, which only pulled in a 0.50.
Comparatively, Total Bellas pulled in a 0.33 rating in the same demographic and only 610,000 viewers for their most recent episode. However, the big draw for Total Bellas is John Cena and Nikki Bella’s deteriorating relationship.
While Total Bellas has Daniel Bryan and his wife Brie Bella, and Bryan is feuding with The Miz right now, it looks like The Miz is a better television draw — something he can probably brag about on WWE SmackDown Live next week.
It is important to note that Total Bellas is on E! TV on Sunday nights. Miz and Mrs. is on the same network as WWE SmackDown Live and followed it, making it an easier catch for wrestling fans.
By the end, Miz and Mrs. ratings resulted in the show ranking fifth for the night in cable originals, one spot behind WWE SmackDown Live.
Miz and Mrs. airs on Tuesdays at 10/9c on the USA Network.