The Vampire Diaries Draws Record Ratings for The CW

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Did you miss the premiere of The Vampire Diaries last night? If so, you were in the minority.

Following a lackluster debut for Melrose Place, this CW series more than made up for it: 4.84 million viewers tuned in for the opening episode, helping it beat out last year's premiere of 90210 as the network's most-watched premiere ever.

Read through a recap of the pilot now, let us know if you liked it and check out the photos below from the first installment of the show:

Damon and Stefan Talk
  • Nina Looks Shocked
  • Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
  • Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore
  • A Romantic Walk

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