'Dallas' debut hits ratings gusher
It's the year's top cable series premiere
‘Dallas’ debut hits ratings gusher
David Hiltbrand, Inquirer TV Critic
You know the Ewings like to do things in a big way. They certainly did last night when a refreshed Dallas on TNT attracted 6.86 million viewers. That makes it the top scripted series premiere on cable this year.
The return of Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and a handsome new generation of scrappers including Jordana Brewster and Jesse Metcalfe beat out all the shows on the broadcast networks.
The revived Dallas has a ways to go to equal the original's numbers. The “Who Shot J.R.?” cliffhanger episode for instance drew 41.47 million viewers.
I have an idea. Bring the Hatfields and the McCoys out to Southfork and watch those Nielsens spiral! Yee-ha!