Quick Takes – latimes.com

June 15, 2012

Ratings gold for ‘Dallas’TNT‘s reboot of the “Dallas” has struck oil. Its Wednesday premiere drew 6.8 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 JR and Sue Ellen Ewing, even outdid the broadcast networks during its 9-11 p.m. showing.
But considering the numbers the soap generated during its original run, its Wednesday showing was extremely undersized. The last episode of the original series, which aired in 1991, brought in a whopping 33 million viewers — and even that was down significantly from the immortal “Who Shot JR?” episode in 1980.
—Yvonne Villarreal