'Dallas' struggling in United Kingdom


No matter what side of the pond you find yourself on, odds are that if you have access to TNT's reboot of Dallas, you are not watching it.

The series, which airs on Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, is struggling. Since launching in September, ratings have nose dived, from 2.9 million viewers (13.1 percent of the audience at the time watching in Britain), to less than 330,000 viewers. No bueno.

Reasons given from viewers surveyed about their not tuning in say their interest is fading, and that the death of Larry Hagman has turned them off on the series.

Speculation is that Channel 5 will not renew the series. It seems like only a matter of time before TNT does the same stateside. The channel has already moved the show back two hours, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

When asked why they made that move, Channel 5 did not mince words.

"Because Dallas has not performed as well as we wanted, we have moved it to a different time slot," a Channel 5 spokesman said.

Another source, however, says that the channel's deal is for the life of the series, meaning that it is stuck with it until TNT cancels it. Good thing it looks like a third season is unlikely then, as the series has dropped to less than 2.25 million viewers per episode, a drop of more than 65 percent from its series premiere.


- Dallas (2012)
- Channel 5

Written by: Hamatosan
Feb 18th, 2013, 1:31 pm

Images courtesy of Channel 5


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Message Posted On Feb 18th, 2013, 4:27 pm

What would be the ranking of UK channels? In terms of viewship?


Message Posted On Feb 18th, 2013, 3:16 pm
No one watches anything on Channel 5. It is equal bottom with the new 'ITV'. Both show needless logos on screen, which is sign of a shit channel in the UK.
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