Memorial Day to Remember for E!, A&E

Debuts of E! Reality Shows Denise Richards: It’s Complicated , Living Lohan , A&E Miniseries The Andromeda Strain Boost Ratings

The premieres of reality shows starring actress Denise Richards and Dina Lohan delivered strong ratings for E! Entertainment Television on Memorial Day.

The premiere of Denise Richards: It’s Complicated drew a 1.57 household rating in 56 metered markets, according to E!, delivering a 15% increase in its time period at 10 p.m. over last year and doubling its lead-in audience. It’s Complicated also did significantly better in its metered-market premiere than current E! hit Keeping Up with the Kardashians did when it debuted last year.

Actress Lindsay Lohan’s mom also drew a strong metered-market debut with the premiere of Living Lohan, which premiered after It’s Complicated at 10:30 p.m. Living Lohan delivered a 1.46 household rating, up 50% from the time period the year before.

Night one of A&E Network’s The Andromeda Strain ranked as the network’s No. 2 telecast ever in the 25-54 demo with 2.7 million viewers, according to fast ratings from Nielsen Media Research. That put it above 2005 original movie Flight 93.

Andromeda averaged 4.8 million total viewers at 9 p.m., 2.5 million of them adults 18-49. Part two of the movie -- an adaptation of the best-selling Michael Crichton movie -- debuts Tuesday at 9 p.m.