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'Dallas' Premiere Drew 6.9 Million Viewers — Did You Love The Reboot?

Thu, June 14, 2012 3:57pm EDT by Andy Swift 21 Comments

Were you one of the nearly 7 million people who returned to the Southfork Ranch last night? Give us your review!

Dallas ruled the ratings when its first aired from 1978 to 1991, and it looks like history is repeating itself, because the June 13 premiere of TNT’s Dallas reboot drew in a whopping 6.9 million viewers. That makes it the year’s No. 1 scripted series premiere! Like the original series, the new Dallas focuses on the Ewings, a wealthy Texan brood with its hand in the local oil and cattle industries — but a lot has changed since we bid farewell to them 22 years ago.

In fact, there’s a whole new generation of troublemakers on the loose, including J.R. (Larry Hagman) and Sue Ellen’s (Linda Gray) son John Ross (Josh Henderson), as well as Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Pam’s adopted son Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe). As you can imagine, the “brothers” spent the two-hour premiere butting heads, as their very different goals — John Ross is guided by greed, while Christopher cares more about the wellbeing of the ranch — pitted them against one another.

But don’t worry if you missed the big premiere, because you can always watch full episodes of Dallas right on TNT’s website!

So tell me: Does Dallas have a permanent place on your DVR, or are you not one of the 6.9 million Americans feeling nostalgic for the drama of yesteryear? Vote and drop me a comment with your personal review of the new show below!

— Andy Swift

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