Larry Hagman, the North Texas native who played the conniving and mischievous J.R. Ewing on the TV show Dallas, died Friday at a Dallas hospital. He was 81. Read more.
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You didn’t watch the Dallas premiere? Well, 7 million other people did, making it the most popular show on TV last night: TNT’s crowing over the big numbers: 6,863,000 viewers dialed in last night, making Dallas the No. 1 scripted cable-series premiere in 2012.
In related news, yesterday the Dallas City Council voted to pay Warner Horizon $1.2 million over the next six seasons should TNT renew the Dallas reboot. But given last night’s ratings, we’d expect a re-up … well, any second.
Read our take on last night’s premiere here. (Photo credit: TNT)