'Dallas' Finale Garners 4.3 Million Total Viewers; Ratings Rise In All Key Demos

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August 9th, 2012

via press release:

TNT's Dallas Ends First Season with 4.3 Million Viewers

TNT’s Dallas closed out its first season with 4.3 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery last night, up 32% over last week's episode. The show also scored significant growth over last week among key demos, with adults 18-49 up 58% to 1.6 million and adults 25-54 up 49% to 1.9 million.

Dallas is cable’s #1 new drama with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the year-to-date. It also ranks right behind TNT's Perception among cable's top new series of the year-to-date among total viewers. Dallas joins The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles and Perception in giving TNT basic cable's Top 4 most-watched scripted series this summer. TNT also claims four of the summer's Top 5 dramas on basic cable among adults 25-54, with Dallas coming in third.

For its first season, Dallas averaged 4.5 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery, with 1.4 million adults 18-49 and 1.8 million adults 25-54. Time-shifted viewing has lifted the series average to 6.4 million viewers, 2.2 million adults 18-49 and 2.7 mil lion adults 25-54 in Live + 7 through the first six episodes.

Last night during TNT's presentation of the Dallas season finale, the network announced that the drama's second season is scheduled to begin January: http://tntnewsroom.com/dallas-season-2-premieres-in-january/

  • Jason2456

    Nice! Dallas is fantastic! Happy to see the increases and looking forward to next summer already.

  • Jason2456

    Or January…

  • Matto

    Wow! Dallas hasnt hit 4M in 5 weeks! Great… I hope TNT reconsiders the summer staple decision for Dallas’ second season and puts it into the January lineup since it will have 15 epps rather than 10.

  • Tony

    Meh I don’t care much for the remake….but it seems to be a moderate success…
    That was a big increase for the finale though.

    Happy for its fans its getting a 2nd season

  • Tony


    Season 2 IS premièring in January

  • Lane

    That’s good but still a farcry from it’s premiere.

  • Melanie

    Dallas was off the charts last night, awesome! Can’t wait for January.

  • tbuk

    Like Mrs. Steinfeld says, How can you not like Jerry.

    How can you not like DALLAS…writers are Fantastic!

  • John A

    Wow big Increase in demo. It will shut up some of the haters anyway.

  • Overdamoon

    The finale was FANTASTIC! So happy for the big increase over last week’s number which was an increase over the week before that. And despite the Olympics.

  • Jeff

    Dallas ROCKS! Loved every episode. Week links are clearly Christofer and Elena, but the rest of the cast is awesome, love John Ross, and Bobby, Sue Ellen, and JR are irreplaceable.

  • glover

    That’s impressive. Looks like people still have interest on the show when everybody was thinking the show was dying.

  • The End

    It was only last week that people were proclaiming Dallas to be dead, when suddenly, one person who has an idea what they are speaking about stepped forward to put the record straight, to inform people that Dallas was doing just fine and was in no danger, to inform the masses that the show will likely get 4-5 seasons no problem. Boldly the person rode into the abyss of haters, and is once again, proven correct.

    That would be me.

  • Matto

    yes very happy to read TNT’s press release about Dallas’ second season premiering sometime in January!

  • Tony

    @The End

    Calm down its only one episode like!

  • Jek

    TNT basic cable’s Top 4 most-watched scripted series this summer. TNT also claims four of the summer’s Top 5 dramas on basic cable among adults 25-54, with Dallas coming in third.

    Question: What are the TNT top four as stated above and If Dallas is third in the TNT demo what shows are 1, 2 and 4?


    Excellent CLIFF-hanger! Way to go Dallas! Pretty sick Cliff is to exploit his new daughter that way. JR will be turned loose on Cliff!

  • silvit

    January??? Are TNT exec monkeys? To put a serialized soap against network competition is nuts. Not that I care, but it’s not a smart move.

  • The End


    Just my sense of humor, and my enjoying being correct.


    Falling Skies is one, the only show I have a vested interest in.

  • Dana

    Love this revamped show!!!! So much drama!

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