Tate Donovan and Glenn Close in Damages by Larry Riley/FX Tate Donovan and Glenn Close in Damages by Larry Riley/FX

Tuesday's premiere of Damages drew 3.7 million total viewers, making it basic cable's top-rated program of the night. The Glenn Close-fronted drama matched the debuts of FX's Nip/Tuck (3.7 mil), The Riches (3.8 mil) and Dirt (3.7 mil), yet fell shy of the draws of The Shield (4.8 mil) and Rescue Me (4.1 mil). Damages' audience also skewed... what's the word... old, only delivering half of the coveted 18-to-49 demo that FX typically enjoys.

I'm also hearing that dogs hated the pilot.