Falling Skies Season 2 Premiere Down from Last Season

Falling Skies returned Sunday night for its second season, following its season one finale back in August. The two hour season premiere, featuring the episodes "Worlds Apart" and "Shall We Gather at the River," managed to amass (pun totally intended, Falling Skies fans) 4.5 million viewers, with a 1.9 rating in the ever-crucial 18-49 demographic. That's down from the 5.6 million viewers the first season ended with, but a sophomore slump is always expected. 

Falling Skies started off with 5.91 million viewers, though its numbers quickly dipped throughout the first season, reaching depths as low as 3.90 million at the season's midpoint, episode 5. The two-part season one finale saw a rather astounding jump of over a million viewers, with the season capping off at the 5.6 million mentioned above. Here's hoping that the second season retains some of the first year's luck. 

Despite the drop in viewership, Sunday night's Falling Skies premiere was still a success for network TNT, which was ranked as the number one basic cable network for the night, with a 2.3 household rating. If Falling Skies can hang onto those ratings, it's likely that it will outlive that OTHER alien invasion show (ABC's V was cancelled after two seasons). 

Falling Skies stars Noah Wyle as Tom Mason, a leader of the 2nd Mass, a resistance group fighting an invading force of aliens while fleeing the overrun Boston. Season 2 began three months after the first season, with Mason returning after being taken aboard the alien overlords' ship. 

You can check out an interview with Falling Skies actress Jessy Schram here, and order Falling Skies season one on DVD over at Amazon.

The next episode of Falling Skies, "Compass," will air Sunday, June 24 on TNT. 

- Falling Skies
- Noah Wyle

Written by: mcpherson
Jun 18th, 2012, 3:03 pm


Message Posted On Dec 14th, 2013, 4:49 pm
this movie is awwwweeeeeesommmmmmmeeeee!!!!! can hardly wait for season four.. wanna see what little Alexis is all about.. so glad Karen was killed anyway.. oh and I wanna see the aftermath of d volms

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Message Posted On Jun 19th, 2012, 8:48 am

Anyone who gives Falling Skies, a chance (espiecally season 2) will love it. The first season was a little slow in showing the resistance getting it ass kicked, and falling back. Now in season 2 the resistance is really fighting back - and its also being co-produced by Mark Verhiden, and written by Bradley Thompson and David Weddle (all three of Battlestar Galactica (2004) fame).

Give Falling Skies season 2 a chance and I guarantee you wont be dissapointed, this is a show for both fans of SciFi and Character Driven Dramas.

Simply Blown away by the s2 premiere.

TV is finally getting it right.


Message Posted On Jun 18th, 2012, 4:57 pm
I would have watched it had they advertised it. I didn't even know it was on. What where they thinking.

Message Posted On Jun 18th, 2012, 3:28 pm
I wouldn't be too worried, the Falling Skies series premiere was a super-hyped cable event. This time it was just a season premiere. I'd say it's a good thing that the numbers didn't fall that far.
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