Tim DeKay and Ally Walker in Tell Me You Love Me by Doug Hyun/HBO Tim DeKay and Ally Walker in Tell Me You Love Me by Doug Hyun/HBO

" The racy Tell Me You Love Me bedded only 910,000 viewers with its Sunday debut, falling 53 percent below HBO's month-prior average in the time slot and coming up way short versus the premieres of, say, John from Cincinnati (3.4 mil), Big Love (4.6 mil) and Rome (3.8 mil). As a result, lead-out Curb Your Enthusiasm drew its lowest season-premiere audience ever, 1.17 mil.

" Monday's season-ender for TNT's The Closer delivered 9.2 million viewers, setting a new all-time high for an ad-supported cable series telecast (besting The Closer's Season 3 opener).

" Katie Couric's jaunt to Iraq enlisted 5.46 mil, matching Evening News' previous all-time low.

" Nick's iCarly accumulated 13 million viewers over its entire premiere weekend.