The new Dallas series which aired on June 13, 2012 and brought with it the return of JR, Bobby and Sue Ellen has been declared a ratings success.
TNT’s Dallas struck oil with 6,863,000 viewers, to rank as the #1 scripted series premiere on all of cable for the year-to-date.
Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray are reprising their roles. JR’s son, John Ross Ewing, is here but of course he has now ground up. He is plays by Josh Henderson.
There are four other main roles which you can see here in Teaser poster picture released earlier this year. Of course the set-up of this poster harks back to Patrick Duffy previous return to the series. That season started with Bobby Ewing stepping out of a shower and the audience learnt that the previous season, where his character died, was all a dream. It was such an outrageous piece of scripting!
Ratings press release
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.
This summer, TNT’s all-new Dallas will bring J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing back to Southfork, complete with their arsenal of secrets, schemes and betrayals. The original series’ iconic stars return, including Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing, Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing and Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing.
This time, they’re joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level. The series also 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 fiancée; 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.