via press release:
TNT’s Falling Skies Launches Second Season with 4.5 Million Viewers
TNT‘s epic drama series Falling Skies, basic cable’s #1 new series last year, launched its second season Sunday night with strong numbers. The two-hour season premiere drew 4,461,000 viewers in Live + Same Day delivery. Falling Skies, which comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg and stars Noah Wyle, helped TNT rank as basic cable’s #1 network for the night with a 2.3 household rating according to early metered-market data.
The second-season premiere of Falling Skies is expected to grow to more than 6 million viewers when final Live + 7 deliveries are available. Among key adult demos, Falling Skies drew 1,869,000 adults 18-49 and 2,199,000 adults 25-54 (L+SD).
About TNT’s Falling Skies
Basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011 is back with its extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader in this gripping series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight and Connor Jessup also star in the series, which airs Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)on TNT. In addition to Spielberg, Falling Skies is executive-produced by DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman also serve as executive producers.
Following the East Coast premiere of each episode of Falling Skies, fans can go online to http//fallingskies.com to catch a new installment of 2nd Watch, hosted by Wil Wheaton. The 15-minute digital talk show features discussions about each week’s episodes, interviews with special guests from the cast and crew, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, fan questions, trivia and more.