There is a good chance those words are being uttered in Atlanta today, as TNT has to be a little worried about the ratings for the second season premiere of Dallas.
The reboot debuted last summer to a huge audience, drawing 6.9 million viewers for its July season premiere. This season's premiere? A mere 2.98 million over two hours. There is no way to spin that as a positive, as it was the lowest rating for the series yet, down 32 percent from the first season's finale, which drew 4.29 million viewers.
In the adult’s 25-52 demo, it did 1.22 million viewers - less than half of the 2.5 million that watched the season premiere. In the adult’s 18-49 demo, the show brought in 1.02 million viewers.
After the show did so well last year, the network increased the episode order for the second season. If the numbers do not improve, that is going to be a really bad decision.
This season features the last performances of Larry Hagman, as he had already filmed five episodes when he passed away in November of 2012. If the show cannot get viewers to tune in for that, I doubt it will last for a third season - if it even makes it that far.