Michael Ausiello
September 11, 2009 AT 03:13 PM EDT

This should make up for those lackluster Melrose Place numbers.

Vampire Diairies drew an impressive 4.91 million viewers in its debut last night, making it The CW’s most-watched premiere ever (even beating 90210 last year). Among females 18-34 (a.k.a. The CW’s sweet spot), it notched a strong 3.1 rating.

Preliminary ratings suggest the fifth season premiere of Supernatural didn’t fare as well, drawing (a still decent) 3.4 million viewers.

Did you watch? Will you come back next week for seconds? Tell me about it in the comments!

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