TNT‘s epic drama series Falling Skies, basic cable’s #1 new series last year, launched its second season Sunday night with strong numbers. The two-hour season premiere drew a total of 4,461,000 viewers in Live + Same Day delivery. Falling Skies, which comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg and stars Noah Wyle, helped TNT rank as basic cable’s #1 network for the night with a 2.3 household rating according to early metered-market data.
The second-season premiere of Falling Skies is expected to grow to more than 6 million viewers when final Live + 7 deliveries are available. Among key adult demos, Sunday night’s Falling Skies premiere drew 1,869,000 adults 18-49 and 2,199,000 adults 25-54 (L+SD).