‘Dallas’ Premiere Strikes It Rich with 6.9 Million Viewers

You know you watched it, and TNT thanks you! The new ‘Dallas’ premiere was the number one scripted series premiere on all of cable for the year-to-date with 6,863,000 viewers. TNT is one of the top-rated cable networks and they often rank high or highest with their programs. In fact, this is the third consecutive summer that they have scored the highest ranking for a series launch, following ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ in 2010 and ‘Falling Skies’ in 2011.

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Larry Hagman 2010Some of the numbers breakdown like this: 1,926,000 adults 18-49 and 2,482,000 adults 25-54. Lots more viewers in the 25-54-year-old group! It’s probably fair to assume most of those folks were watching the original series back in 1978 on CBS when it came out as a five-part miniseries. It was so popular that the network decided to make it a regular series. That sure paid off for CBS, the show still ranks as one of the most popular shows of all time and ran until 1991.

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If you missed the ‘Dallas‘ premiere, check out the re-cap HERE.

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© Margie Wilson-Mars 2012

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