Pretty Little Liars has officially risen above cult favorite status. The ABC Family drama is an officially hit.
Monday's winter premiere drew a record 4.2 million viewers. It set a series high in total viewers, while also achieving best-ever status in the key demographics of adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and women 18-49.
The 2011 debut of the show blew away the series premiere by two million viewers. If these numbers hold, Pretty Little Liars will be more successful than The Vampire Diaries or any show on The CW.
An impressive return, indeed.