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Ratings: Nearly 7 Million Viewers For TNT’s Dallas Premiere

TNT struck oil with the ratings for their series premiere of Dallas. They ended up with the #1 scripted series premiere of all of cable for 2012 so far, and it continued TNT's streak of high-rated premieres which also included Rizzoli & Isles and Falling Skies.

Here's the official press release from TNT; remember, you can read all of KSiteTV's Dallas coverage, including interviews, here.

TNT's "Dallas" Rides Tall with 6.9 Million Viewers

Last night's eagerly anticipated premiere of TNT's Dallas struck it rich with 6,863,000 viewers, to rank as the #1 scripted series premiere on all of cable for the year-to-date. This marks the third consecutive summer TNT has scored a chart-topping series launch, following Rizzoli & Isles in 2010 and Falling Skies in 2011.

Competitively, TNT was #1 for the night among basic cable networks, with a 3.7 metered-market household rating. Dallas also outperformed all broadcast network programs head-to-head from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. On the demo front, Dallas drew 1,926,000 adults 18-49 and 2,482,000 adults 25-54.

About TNT's Dallas

The one and only Dallas is back with more great drama. J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing return to Southfork with their arsenal of secrets, schemes and betrayals. This time, they're joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level. The battle for power, love and Southfork erupts in the new Dallas on TNT, airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). The exciting drama stars Josh Henderson as John Ross, the son of J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing; Jesse Metcalfe as Christopher, Bobby's adopted son; Jordana Brewster as Elena Ramos, John Ross' girlfriend; Julie Gonzalo as Rebecca Sutter, Christopher's fiancee; and Brenda Strong as Bobby's wife, Ann. They are joined by the original series' iconic stars: Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing, Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing and Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing. Shot on location in the title city, Dallas comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television, with pilot writer Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin serving as executive producers. TNT's Dallas is based upon the series created by David Jacobs.

About TNT

TNT, one of cable's top-rated networks, is television's destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Dallas, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Major Crimes, Perception and Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like this summer's The Great Escape and the upcoming Boston Blue (w.t.) and 72 Hours (w.t.). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order and Castle, which starts this year; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

3 comments

  1. I LOVED THE PREMIERE WAS ESPECIALLY HAPPY TO SEE JR COME ALIVE AND I LOVE JOHN ROSS HE IS A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK. DIDNT CARE TOO MUCH FOR BOBBIES WIFE A LITTLE ON THE ROUGH SIDE EVERYONE ELSE WAS GREAT. CANT WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEDNESDAY.

  2. Loved the long anticipated Dallas! I think I've found a new home on TNT on Wednesday nights. Kudos to TNT and Dallas. Thought the show was great, spellbounding. There're back..... JR and Bobby, and now its their boys, John Ross and Christopher. The show has lots of twists and turns- better stay tuned. Great show, it great seeing some of the original cast- Sue Ellen, Bobby and of course JR. Lucy and Ray - just ok.

  3. Love the show, will really miss Larry. Please bring in some of the old regulars, Gary, Val, Lucy, Cliff, Ray; the show needs to see the old with the new and please use old film of JR throughout the series, keep him alive.

About Craig Byrne, Editor-In-Chief

KSiteTV Editor-In-Chief Craig Byrne has been writing about TV on the internet since 1995. He is also the author of several published books, including Smallville: The Visual Guide and the show's Official Companions for Seasons 4-7.
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