'Dallas' Draws 4.3 Million for First Season Finale


TNT's Dallas ended its successful first season Wednesday, with 4.3 million viewers turning out for the rebooted series' freshman finale.

For its first season, Dallas averaged 4.5 million viewers (live + same day), with 1.4 million persons 18 to 49 and 1.8 million adults 25 to 54. Dallas is cable's top new drama against the aforementioned demos and is ranked second behind the net's other new drama, Perception among total viewers.

Dallas' premiere on June 13 was the year's top scripted-series debut on cable, with 6.86 million viewers. The premiere also averaged 1.93 million persons 18 to 49 and 2.48 million adults 25 to 54, according to Nielsen.

Time-shifted viewing lifted the series average to 6.4 million viewers, 2.2 million persons 18 to 49 and 2.7 million adults 25 to 54 on a live + 7-day basis through the first six episodes.

The show's second season will premiere in January.