Those who were questioning if the new "Dallas" remake was a good idea have their answer -- the debut of the TNT show drew in almost 7 million viewers on Wednesday night!
The aptly-named "Dallas" -- which is billed as a continuation of the hugely popular primetime soap that aired on CBS from 1978-1991 -- averaged 6.8 million viewers, making it the No. 1 scripted series premiere on cable this year.
The show features the return of original Ewing family members Larry Hagman, Patrick Dempsey and Linda Gray, now joined by Jesse Metcalfe, Josh Henderson and Jordana Brewster.
The initial run of the new "Dallas" is scheduled for 10 episodes. No word if we can expect a gunshot cliffhanger at the conclusion of the season...