Eric McCandless/ABC Family
Hillary Busis
March 05, 2013 AT 11:19 PM EST

Viewers didn’t adjust their TV sets when they discovered that Switched at Birth was being performed entirely in American Sign Language last night. Instead, they turned out in droves — making the ABC Family show the night’s biggest scripted cable telecast among women aged 12 through 34. Switched also scored a few timeslot victories, earning a .8 rating among adults 18-34 that made it the night’s most-watched scripted cable program at 8 p.m.

Sounds like a victory to us.

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