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

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/

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