How Will the New ‘Dallas’ Rate in its TNT Premiere?

Update: the ratings are in. The premiere of TNT’s Dallas drew a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating and 6.9 million total viewers.

Dallas, a continuation of the classic primetime soap, premieres tonight on TNT. How well do you think the return to Southfork will do among adults 18-49? On one hand, everyone knows the show and the marketing campaign has been stellar. On the other hand, a lot of people who loved the original are now over the age of 49. Hawaii Five-O has proved that a classic show can be successfully updated, but the short lives of the Melrose Place, Bionic Woman and Charlie’s Angels reboots have shown that the audience does not always respond to reboots.

To aid in your prognostication, you can read my interviews with the show’s stars  Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray.

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