TNT's 'Falling Skies' Season 3 Premiere Captures 4.2 Million Viewers, 1.9 Million Adults 18-49

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June 10th, 2013

Falling Skies Season 3

Your  adults 18-49 ratings predictions were spot on; 1.9 million adults 18-49 translates to a 1.5 rating.

via press release:

TNT’s Falling Skies Captures 4.2 Million Viewers and Demo Growth

With Two-Hour Season Premiere

TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies, which ranked as basic cable's #1 summer drama with adults 25-54 last year, launched its third season Sunday night with more than 4.2 million viewers and growth among young adults. In the demos, the two-hour season premiere of Falling Skies drew more than 2.1 million adults 25-54 and 1.9 million adults 18-49, the latter up slightly over last year's season premiere.


Falling Skies garnered significant growth among the younger set, boosting its delivery of adults 18-34 (772,000) by +24% over last year's season premiere. In addition, Sunday night's audience for Falling Skies had a projected median age of 47, two years younger than last summer's premiere.


Falling Skies' strong performance Sunday night ranks it among basic cable's Top 5 scripted-series season premieres this year with total viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. It also helped TNT rank as basic cable's #1 network in primetime Sunday night, according to preliminary household metered market data.

About TNT's Falling Skies


Falling Skies, TNT's epic series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, tells the extraordinary tale of life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader. Falling Skies also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter. Among the guest stars this season are Gloria Reuben, Robert Sean Leonard, Stephen Collins and Doug Jones.


Falling Skies premiered in summer 2011 and ranked as basic cable’s #1 new series of the year. The series returned with strong numbers last year, scoring 5.6 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery and ranking as basic cable's #1 drama of the summer with adults 25-54.


In addition to Spielberg, Falling Skies is executive-produced by DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, along with Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman.


  • Dillan

    Really good numbers. Especially as it was up against Game of Thrones!

  • Simon

    Season 4, here we come!

  • Pamela

    Great news !! Really enjoyed the premiere episodes and hope this series continues !

  • TimsDale4ever

    Haven’t watched but —– wow!

  • The End

    Spot on with my 1.5 ;)

    Only 4 more episodes of Robert Sean Leonard left too.

  • Pamela

    Is this good or bad news. Compared to last year? Also could there be a season 4?

  • The End


    Fantastic result. VERY good :)

  • Dennis

    Good news, but the premiere was weak

  • Pamela

    Thanks. The. End. Cool!!!

  • The End


    Yup, we should be getting a 4th season in the coming months if things continue like this.

  • coolioni

    Great episode.
    Still waiting on Friday cable ratings !

  • silvit

    47 the median age? TNT skew so old. And FS is certainly their youngest skewing scripted show…

    Anyway, notice that when the 18-34 are good (at least in TNT terms) they proudly mention them. ;-)

  • KarenM

    I was disappointed with last season so I’m curious how good last night’s episode really was. I’ve got it taped so I plan on watching it. It’s one of the better scifi shows on TV.

  • John A

    Season 4 should be 15 Episodes. Dallas got 15 and only gets half the rating of FS.

  • NickS

    Impressive considering it went up against season finale of GOT and game 2 of NBA finals.

  • Colin

    Great episode after the fantastic last season. It deserves these numbers.

  • DonJ1973

    @The End

    They already hired David Eick from Battlestar Galactica as showrunner for season 4.

    @John A

    I think TNT is conservative with the episode order because it takes a really long time to shoot this show and do post production. They started shooting season 3 last October.

  • DonJ1973

    I should clarify that season 4 hasn’t been ordered yet, but the studio that produces the show already hired Eick since it’s a mere formality that it will get greenlit. Plus, I read that he needs to assemble his writing staff early.

  • Wright

    Hell Yeah!!! Great show.

  • The End

    @it takes a really long time to shoot this show

    The show only takes 3 months to shoot. It’s the post production side that delays things.

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