The series follows four friends —Dawson Leery, Joey Potter, Jen Lindley, and Pacey Witter—living in a small fictional seaside town called Capeside, Massachusetts who were in the early part of their sophomore and first year of high school when the series began. The lead character, Dawson Leery, mirrors creator Kevin Williamson’s interests and background. While never a huge ratings success among the general television population, Dawson’s Creek did very well with the younger demographic it targeted and became a defining show for the WB Network. (The first season’s highest ranked episode was the finale, which was fifty-ninth, while the second highest rated was the second episode, probably scoring so well partially because the other major networks carried President Clinton’s State of the Union address in the midst of the Lewinsky scandal rather than their regular programming.)
The show was especially popular in Australia, where it rated #1 in its timeslot for every episode covering seasons one to four. Both of its soundtrack albums, Songs From Dawson’s Creek (1999) and Songs From Dawson’s Creek — Volume 2 (2001), reached #1 on the Australian Album Chart and were certified Platinum
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