ABC’s ‘Queens’ Opens To Modest Premiere Ratings

Published: Wednesday 20th Oct 2021 by Rashad

Tuesday (October 19) brought with it the highly anticipated premiere of ABC’s ‘Queens’ – a musical drama that sees its four leading ladies (Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton, and Nadine Velazquez) depict a disbanded Hip Hop quartet from the 90’s who regroup to take the music world by storm.

Building buzz for the Zahir McGhee-created jaunt with sizzling music videos and an aggressive promotional campaign to trumpet its arrival, the show’s hourlong premiere also capitalized on being ushered in by the beginning of a new ‘Bachelorette’ season.

With those assets combined, hop inside to see the royal ratings that accompanied the ‘Queens’ unveiling.

Viewership:  1.75 Million


Following the lowest ratings ever for a ‘Bachelorette’ premiere, ‘Queens’ – despite being the highest rated new show on network television – opened to an audience of 1.75 million.  Thanks to garnering one of the largest tallies among female viewers, ‘Queens’ bowed in 7th place among the 12 highest-rated primetime series that aired on network television Tuesday.

For its hour specifically, the show finished third in the viewership race among network competitors (only CBS’ ‘FBI’ and NBC’s ‘New Amsterdam’ scored higher).

‘Queens’ airs Tuesdays only on ABC.


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  1. Carlitos October 20, 2021


  2. Queen Yoncé October 20, 2021

    Damn. Issa flop. I love all the main stars, but the plot is uninteresting AF.

  3. eric October 20, 2021

    I think the first episode had too many things that weren’t connecting. It was all over the place even though they have a good cast.

    • Tasha October 24, 2021

      I agree! My head was spinning trying to keep up!

  4. True Tea October 20, 2021

    I think it should have been something more out the box than music artists playing music artists.

    Honestly we could just their watch their documentaries.

    The content is not that interesting coming behind shows such as Empire.

  5. chilepleasseee October 20, 2021

    It was like the disney version of Empire. This needs to be darker and more realistic. Eve walks in on her man having an affair and her reaction was to just stand there and let that girl tell her she’s pretty? C’mon…she’s coming across as a pushover. The writing on the pilot needed some work.

    • Detruth October 21, 2021

      I said the same thing like in real life Eve would have tore that house up. The show is ok but could definitely use some tweaking. It’s not that realistic.

      • Eve October 21, 2021

        Yes I’m real life eve would have. But it ain’t real life she was playing a character that was the point. Eve playing the push over ans brandy playing the one who puts hands on a chick. Acting you play different characters

  6. Flowerbomb October 20, 2021

    First of all it airs at 10pm on ABC. Two strikes. Their saving Grace will be streaming numbers. I see it’s on Hulu. I do wish them the best. The first episode had a lot going on……

  7. truthteller October 21, 2021

    It’s the curse of Brandy. Anything she is associated with nowadays flops.

  8. KRYS October 21, 2021

    I will love to have a spin off of star with brandy as cassie. I like a lot that character & we could do a lot of story about: drug , music, murderer, arm trafic , etc… She was so badass in this role. I like Cotton too talk about the difficult of be trans & try to be normal, addiction ( Charlota (queen latifah) as her mother can back as guest), her son have friend anti-gay trans & have problem to hide his father look a like a girl. The son of Cotton could have a girl in his classroom we discover later she’s the child of Lucius & Olivia ((raven symon) we would love to see as guest & regular cast for the second season). Tasha Shank of Greanlaef culd be a main character : she have a little baby (child of Jacob Greanlaef but he didn’t know it) she try to rebuild her life but her ex husband Basie want her back to him. A character with Tatyana Ali cause she’s the beauty , why not as roxanne (young & restless never give interest of her character girlfriend of devon)

  9. Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

    The entire premise just seems silly to me, childish. That terrible song and music video solidified me not watching.

    • akathexfactor October 22, 2021


  10. Your Name October 21, 2021

    I think the show has promise based on the first episode. They packed a lot into an hour (less than that if you include the commercials). I hope the remainder of the show is paced regularly. Let’s see what next week gives.

  11. Patricia October 21, 2021

    I liked most of it but the writing has got to get better. Eve’s character was unrealistic how she reacted to her husband’s infidelity. That wasn’t even believable.

  12. marilyn monh-O-E 👠(#1 TGJ DIVA) October 21, 2021

    Ashy flops 💅🏿

    • J October 21, 2021

      Ya mammy 🌚

      • marilyn monh-O-E 👠(#1 TGJ DIVA) October 21, 2021

        J: get a life💅🏿 Stop looking at yo mommy pic and jerking off

      • J October 21, 2021

        I’ll do that when you stop taking d*** in the ass from your pappy 🥵

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        Ya mammy, ya daddy, ya greasy greasy grandmammy 💅🏽💋

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021


  13. Monica Stan October 21, 2021

    Monica would never 💅

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

      She’d never get asked

      • Monica Stan October 21, 2021

        How’s straight to Amazon Cinderella doing b****

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        How’s Monica’s Trenches album? Still in the trenches and not been released? What a FLOP.

      • Monica Stan October 21, 2021

        Monica is a legend with millions sold and #1 singles in 3 different decades, CROAKmillia can’t even chart 3 years into her solo career!!!! 💀 YOU TRIED THAT

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        Only on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, not on the Billboard Hot 100! YOU tried that! SCREAMING 🤣🤣🤣

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        It took the flop b**** 3 DECADES to get 3 #1s on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while it took Camila less that 2 YEARS to get 2 #1s on the Billboard Hot 100, one of which has been certified DIAMOND. Monica could never! THE SELF DRAG 🤣🤣🤣

      • Monica Stan October 21, 2021

        Monica has real certifications hunnie!!! 3 multi platinum albums back to back. R&B legend!! CLOWNmillia is irrevelant already with her purchased plaques. Pure sales! Millions adores Monica. No smoke and mirrors involved. You always been a hater.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        “Millions adores Monica” really? Because that doesn’t translate to sales as she definitely isn’t selling millions! Code Red #27, a whole FLOP! 🤣🤣🤣

      • Monica Stan October 21, 2021

        Code Red had bad promotion and still sold more then B7💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀 Everything To Me went gold hunnie! Monica has decades in this. What CRAPmillia doing????????

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        Excuses, excuses! 🤣 Everything to Me was back in 2010! And Gold, is that IT?! You’re bragging about a GOLD single from ELEVEN years ago?! Now you’ve just ADMITTED she’s a flop! SCREAMING 🤣🤣🤣

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        Everything to Me DIDN’T even go Gold! I just checked! What an even bigger FLOP!!!!! Gold was bad enough, but she didn’t even get that?! SCREAMING 🤣🤣🤣

      • Corey October 21, 2021

        Why no mention of New Life? That album flopped too.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        New Flop and Code Flop are BOTH irrelevant flops 🤣🤣🤣

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        Let’s not even get into Still Flopping and The Makings of Flops 🤣🤣🤣 After the Flop was kinda ok… 🤣

      • Monica Stan October 21, 2021

        The legendary QUEEN that is Monica Denise Arnold has you stinky heauxs pressed.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        You’re the one pressed because you’re being presented with the flop stats of your flop fave 💋 It’s time to wake up and smell the flop 👃🏽👀

    • Nipseys Halo October 21, 2021

      LoL I finally agree with Shayla on something. Monica’s claim to fame these days is clout chasing young rappers, and wearing tacky designer consignment outfits. She’s been teasing her elusive new album for 3 years. Where is it tho? *CRICKETS*!!!!! Brandy isn’t a big music seller anymore but she’s still booked constantly. SHE HAS A LEAD ROLE ON A PRIMETIME TELEVISION SHOW while Monica has a cameo in Mulatto’s new video. One isn’t like the other you fckn troll.

      • Monica Stan October 21, 2021

        A lead role on a FLOP show. That ain’t a flex hunnie lmaoooo. Everything Brandy touches dies literally😖😖😖😖😖

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021


      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        Yet Brandy gave Monica her biggest hit 🤣🤣🤣 Make it make sense, Monica Stan!

      • Monica Stan October 21, 2021

        Stupid b****** your showing how clueless you are. Monica has more #1 hits than Brandy!!!! The Boy Is Mine album was #1. Never Say Never WASNT💀💀💀💀💀

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        Where are you getting your FALSE information? Never Say Never album was #2, The Boy Is Mine album was only #8! SCREAMING 🤣🤣🤣 Do better research next time to avoid getting DRAGGED and looking STUPID!

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        Such a “Monica Stan” yet you don’t actually know ANYTHING about her or her chart placements! What a STAN! 🤣🤣🤣

      • Corey October 21, 2021

        Never Say Never sold over 5 million copies in America alone. The Boy Is Mine sold 2. In the end, Brandy still won! Monica tried to be shady with that album title and still couldn’t beat Brandy. Oh and by the way Brandy owns the rights to TBIM. Lmao. Y’all Monica stans do too much. I don’t understand why her name was even mentioned in here.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        Exactly! Brandy co-wrote and co-produced TBIM!

  14. J October 21, 2021

    I hope the next episode is better lol but it had cancelled written all over it when I was watching. I was cracking up though. This probably should have been a HULU exclusive instead.

    At least RonReaco Lee is still fine as hell lmao. that man looks even better in person. 😏 Help me Lord lol

    • marilyn monh-O-E 👠(#1 TGJ DIVA) October 21, 2021

      RonReaco Lee Is my man hunnie💅🏿 Beautiful black man💋

      • J October 21, 2021

        dream on lol

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

      You gonna taste Marilyn’s royal pu$$y juices on that dîck 💯💋💅🏽

      • J October 21, 2021

        That creature has teeth for a v***** 😋

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

        That’s yo mammy. That’s why you came out busted up like you izzz 💋💅🏽💯

  15. Pill Cozby October 21, 2021

    It was corny in a good way to me. I watched it on Hulu this morning. I laughed a lot. Y’all think it will get better in the coming weeks?

    • J October 21, 2021

      It has to or it’s DOA

  16. Ijs October 21, 2021

    It looks corny. Music business dramas are just not interesting anymore. I’d rather see other relatable content from black shows. We are more than music and drug dealing.

    • akathexfactor October 22, 2021


  17. Monica Stan October 21, 2021

    I have Gayla Queef sooooo bothered😭😭😭😭

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

      You have yourself bothered, darling 💋 I presented you with the reality of Monica being a flop and that got you as pressed as an ironed shirt 💯💅🏽

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 21, 2021

      …and b****, I will queef all over yo face! *QUEEF QUEEF!* love ya 💋

  18. akathexfactor October 22, 2021

    Tired of America capitalizing off hip hop culture. This show is a snooze fest but the casting is good.

  19. Thomas October 26, 2021

    You need Nene and Porsche to make it really fun and Tanya Sims and Eva

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