TNT's reboot of the"Dallas" struck oil. Its Wednesday premiere drew nearly 7 million viewers, making it the No. 1 scripted series premiere on all of cable so far this year.
The rebirth of the classic CBS series, which stars veterans Larry Hagman and Linda Gray reprising their roles as J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing alongside younger brethren Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson, garnered 6.8 million viewers. The debut unsurprisingly drew hefty numbers in the older demographic: Nearly 1.9 million folks who tuned-in were in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo and 2.5 million were 25-54. You can guess who made up the remaining million. Who said older people don't watch cable?