ABC Family drew record ratings for the premiere episode of a new series, reports Deadline.com. An average audience of 3.3 million viewers turned out for the debut of "Switched at Birth," a show about teen girls who accidentally were switched at birth, the story reported.
The number is larger than the audiences for the debuts for other successful ABC Family shows, the story notes. "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," for instance, drew 2.8 million viewers at its premiere.
"Switched at Birth" is one of four new ABC Family series to debut this summer, with the others being "Chloe," "The Lying Game" and "State of Georgia."