Monday, August 3, 2015

'Dallas' debut hits ratings gusher

It's the year's top cable series premiere

‘Dallas’ debut hits ratings gusher

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Bobby and J.R. can still draw a crowd
Bobby and J.R. can still draw a crowd

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!

 

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