Melrose Place, 90210

Melrose Place's swimming-pool-murder premiere failed to make a splash.

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The CW's newest tenant drew 2.3 million viewers in the 9/8c hour, a number typical for the CW, but no doubt below expectations for a buzzed-about series premiere. (Last year's 90210 premiere, for example, drew 4.9 million viewers.)

The Melrose reboot did, however, hold onto most of 90210's second-season premiere audience. The high school drama was watched by 2.6 million viewers, the show's highest ratings since last January.

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Fox won the night overall, as Hell's Kitchen pulled in 7.6 million viewers, a gain of 400,000 over last week; More to Love stayed steady with 4.4 million.

NBC's two-hour America's Got Talent averaged 11.8 million viewers, while CBS' Big Brother 11 set another season high, with 8.13 million viewers.