Dallas: Season Two Cast PhotoThe final consolidated ratings for the season two premier of Dallas on Channel 5 have been released.

The final figures show that a higher number watched the premier than originally thought. That isn’t unusual thought because final ratings take into account viewers who record programmes and watch within seven days – most shows see a rise in their ratings through consolidated figures.

Overnight figures for the season two premier had 740,000 viewers tuning to Channel 5. The second episode – which aired last Tuesday evening – saw a drop in ratings and prompted the broadcaster to move the revived drama to an 11pm slot. That may have been premature though because Dallas has seen a significant rise through consolidated figures.

The actual figure for the opening episode is now 1.24 million viewers – much higher than the overnight figure. That places Dallas‘ as the 8th most watched programme on Channel 5 that week. Popular Australian soap Neighbours rated lower across the week on Channel 5 with its most watched episode coming in at 9th.

The most watched programme of the week was NCIS which had 1.42 million viewers which means that Dallas and the detective drama were not that far apart in terms of ratings.

Dallas continues tonight on Channel 5 at 11pm.

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