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Ratings: 'Lie to Me' and 'Trauma' both premiere to weak numbers

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One returning and one new series premiered last night with decidedly disappointing results. Fox’s Lie to Me kicked off its second season with 7.7 million viewers, a sharp drop from the 14.5 million who watched lead-in House. Elsewhere, NBC debuted its new drama Trauma, but the first episode only drew a weak 6.9 million viewers. The one silver lining is that it managed to improve upon its lead-in, Heroes, by over a million viewers.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

House (Fox)

How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

Heroes (NBC)

One Tree Hill (The CW)

16.7

14.5

8.7

5.8

2.6

8:30pm Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) 8.1
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Lie to Me (Fox)

Trauma (NBC)

Gossip Girl (The CW)

13.6

7.7

6.9

2.3

9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 13.0
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)

Castle (ABC)

The Jay Leno Show (NBC)

13.5

9.6

5.6

Source: Nielsen