[08/09/12 - 12:23 PM]
TNT's "Dallas" Ends First Season with 4.3 Million Viewers
TNT spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 8.

[via press release from TNT]

TNT's "Dallas" Ends First Season with 4.3 Million Viewers

TNT's Dallas closed out its first season with 4.3 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery last night, up 32% over last week's episode. The show also scored significant growth over last week among key demos, with adults 18-49 up 58% to 1.6 million and adults 25-54 up 49% to 1.9 million.

Dallas is cable's #1 new drama with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the year-to-date. It also ranks right behind TNT's Perception among cable's top new series of the year-to-date among total viewers. Dallas joins The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles and Perception in giving TNT basic cable's Top 4 most-watched scripted series this summer. TNT also claims four of the summer's Top 5 dramas on basic cable among adults 25-54, with Dallas coming in third.

For its first season, Dallas averaged 4.5 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery, with 1.4 million adults 18-49 and 1.8 million adults 25-54. Time-shifted viewing has lifted the series average to 6.4 million viewers, 2.2 million adults 18-49 and 2.7 million adults 25-54 in Live + 7 through the first six episodes.

Last night during TNT's presentation of the Dallas season finale, the network announced that the drama's second season is scheduled to begin January: http://tntnewsroom.com/dallas-season-2-premieres-in-january/

About TNT's Dallas

Dallas marks the return of J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing, who are once using everything in their arsenal of secrets, schemes and betrayals in order to take control of Southfork and the Ewing fortune. This time, they're joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level. The exciting drama brings back three iconic stars from the original Dallas: Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing, Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing and Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing. Also starring are 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.

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, Falling Skies, Dallas, Perception, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming series Major Crimes and Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like this summer's The Great Escape and the upcoming Boston Blue (working title) and 72 Hours (working title). 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.

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