Drew Roy as Hal in the season 2 premiere of Falling Skies.
TNT is pretty happy with the strong ratings for the high-adrenaline second season of Falling Skies--enough so that they've ordered a third 10-episode season for next summer.
TNT says the show is actually the top drama on ad-supported cable among adults 18-49 this summer--which sounds like a lot of caveats, but mainly that means that it's not getting the ratings of True Blood. The fact is it's hard to get 6 million viewers a week on basic cable (the series has been averaging 5.9 million in total viewers over the first five episodes, or 3.9 million live plus same day), so that's pretty impressive news.
Nonetheless, viewership is down a bit from last year: the season 2 premiere got 4.5 viewers live plus same day, down from 5.9 live plus same day for the season 1 premiere and 5.5 for the finale, so the cast and crew are grateful to get the vote of confidence now, while season 2 is still only halfway in.
TNT emphasized the caliber of Skies's storytelling, and rightly so. "Falling Skies is television storytelling at its very best, a powerful drama that's told on both an epic scale and on a deeply personal level," says TNT president Michael Wright. "We can't wait to see what DreamWorks Television and Falling Skies' terrific production team and cast members have in store for season three."
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