The debut of Fox's Fringe one of the buzziest series of the fall season, received good but far-from-extraordinary ratings Tuesday night. The show, from Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams, drew 9.13 million viewers and won its time period. However, given the preseason chatter and enthusiastic reviews about the show and the expectation that it would at least draw more than 10 million viewers on its initial outing, analysts said that the result was merely "respectable." (The debut of Lost attracted more than twice the number of viewers.)

11/09/2008