TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Premiere Scores Just South (Fork) of 7 Million Viewers

Dallas cast

Nearly a year after baiting audiences with its first promo, TNT finally unveiled the new incarnation of iconic CBS primetime soap Dallas on Wednesday night.

The first outing drew 6.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched cable series premiere of the year, following in the footsteps of the network’s recent summer debuts of Falling Skies in 2011 and Rizzoli & Isles in 2010.

Dallas made TNT the top-scoring basic cable network of the night, with the two-hour premiere even besting broadcast networks between 9 and 11 p.m. The two-hour premiere also drew 1.9 million adults 18-49 and 2.5 million in TNT’s favorable adults 25-54 demo.

The haul outpaced TNT’s current summer heavyweight, Rizzoli & Isles, by more than 1 million viewers. It also topped last summer’s Falling Skies debut (5.9 million) by nearly the same number.
For some historical context, it should be noted that this score marks a nearly 80 percent drop since the last episode of Dallas. The 1991 series finale of the original show, which aired for 13 season on a vastly different TV landscape, took in 33.3 million viewers.

And those numbers were nothing foreign to the series. The 1980 “Who Shot J.R.?” episode still stands as the second-highest-rated entertainment broadcast in U.S. history with 41.5 million viewers. The 1983 series finale of CBS’ M*A*S*H is the all-time leader with 50.2 million.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Jesse Metcalfe – Dallas begins filming in Texas – Pictures, videos, and wallpapers

The premiere of the new TNT show Dallas is still a good while away (in 2012), but the show has just started filming its first season down here (where I live) in the Dallas, Texas area. I wish I could be on set! The official Dallas website has added a new wallpaper, featuring Jesse Metcalfe and his Dallas co-star Josh Henderson!
Dallas

The show began filming this Monday, October 17 here (where I live) in the Dallas area. I wish I could be on set, since I’m so close! Dallas will premiere on TNT in 2012. I’ve added some photos to the gallery: 1 promo and 1 from the set of the show! For more exclusive photos, visit the official Dallas website or the Dallas Facebook page.

Jesse Metcalfe

Here are some new promotional videos for the upcoming 2012 premiere season:

Dallas: New Beginnings

Dallas: The Icons

TNT gives ‘Dallas’ reboot a 10 episode order

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According to Entertainment Weekly , TNT has officially given the Dallas reboot a 10 episode series order.

The series doesn’t debut until next summer, but viewers will get a sneak peek of the pilot on Monday evening during the season premieres of The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles.

The show will include original series stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray , in addition to newcomers Jesse Metcalfe ( Desperate Housewives, John Tucker Must Die ) and Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious, Chuck).

Source: DallasNews.com Pop Culture Blog

I am personally excited about this! I live right near Dallas ;)