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A&E Miniseries With High-Powered Cast Debuts to Comatose Ratings EW

A&E's "Coma" miniseries had a low viewer turnout for its first night -- especially when compared with the network's previous medical thriller miniseries, "Andromeda Strain," reports EW.com's Inside TV.

The first installment of "Coma" aired Monday, with only 1.8 million viewers tuning in, the story reports. In comparison, 2008's "Andromeda Strain" attracted 4.8 million viewers for its first night, according to the story.

"Coma" is a remake of the Robin Cook medical thriller, and stars Lauren Ambrose, Geena Davis, Richard Dreyfuss, James Woods and Ellen Burstyn.