Gossip Girl debuted to decent ratings on Tuesday night.
The show was watched by 3.65 million people, losing a great chunk of its America's Top Model lead-in audience (5.15 million). However, this rating is on a par with what One Tree Hill used to average in the same time slot.
And that show has been a success for years. It's even in syndication now.
Still, many expected more from Leighton Meester and company - but we have faith. Just give them a few episodes.