TNT's 'Falling Skies' ratings drop for episode 2

But not by as much as you might think.

TNT’s Falling Skies on Sunday was down 29 percent from its premiere. About 4.2 million viewers tuned in, along with 1.9 million viewers in the adult demo. Considering the Skies debut was the most-watched new cable show this year (and took a fair amount of flack from readers), this is still a strong number. TNT says the show “is expected to settle in over the next couple of weeks as the series finds its regular fan base.” Meanwhile, the fourth-season premiere of Leverage garnered 3.4 million, which is up 10 percent from its premiere last year.


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  • Mother Nature

    I love that you’re trying to get interest in good shows, and enjoyed your devotion to Game of Thrones. Any chance you might recap Sons of Anarchy in the fall?

    • F You

      When will the people who comlain about commercials learn to DVR these commercial-laden cable shows? Tip: Unless you are a RATINGS FAMILY with one of those fancy units that tracks those numbers, IT DOESN’T MATTER. Some people…

      • The Butler From Fresh Prince

        You’re my hero.

  • Rachel

    I’m watching!!! I thought last night’s episode (while jam-packed with commercials) was better paced and more interesting than the first episode. They didn’t have to spend so much time on who’s who and what’s going on, they were really able to start telling the story. And it’s a great story!!

    • F You

      Great story my butt. For a “Sci-Fi Alien Invasion End of the World!!!” type series, it is REALLY BORING. And generic. When you can say ABC’s “V” was better, you KNOW something’s wrong.

      • LMFAO

        What a clown. ^^^

  • Dean

    It was off because probably a little show called TRUE BLOOD also premiered on Sunday!!

  • derek

    True Blood, shmoo blood. Who cares. Falling Skies is a good sci-fi survival show. Mixture between The Walking Dead and LOST!

    • F You


    • Sparky Wankmeister

      Ack… don’t compare “Skies” to “Walking”. “Skies” is a dissapointment.

    • ea

      you need to lay off the weed. seriously.

    • Stehpo

      Yeah, this is like the most retarded thing i have ever read this entire day. Skies is like Lost and The Walking Dead? WHat have you been smoking?

      • Kirk

        What is it about this site that makes people think that in order to really prove your point it’s not enough to disagree with someone but that you also need to insult and belittle other people who have the audacity to disagree with you as well?

      • Nick

        That isnt just this site. That is the internet in general. Enjoy your stay.

    • Allan

      Yes, a mixture of Lost and Walking Dead if those two shows were written by an illiterate 12 year old. It’s awful.

      • James

        Word man!I especially like that you wrote illiterate 12 year old.Because a normal 12 year old child would do a better job.Not only is it a mixture of all the Spilbergian cliches in the book and a compilation of so many times seen ideas,but worst of all is that it’s a boring and bad compilation!

  • Weese

    Got it DVR’d not particularly interested in it though….was highly disappointed in TB though….went wayyy off the reservation but watched ep. 2 on HBO GO….was much better!

  • john

    Really expected a larger drop after a lackluster premier episode.

    • LOL

      Last night’s episode was better than the first 2 hours.

  • john

    Episode 2 of True Blood was much better than the season premier.

  • Kate

    I bet it more had to do with people trying to be responsible and going to bed at 10 on a Sunday night, it was one thing sticking with a two hour show that began at 9, but I have many a relative who love like the mentalist and the good wife who just can’t stay up that late. I would bet the DVR numbers bring it back up.

    • LMFAO

      Who can’t stay awake until 11pm? People over 70? WTF?

      • Whawhawha

        well you heard kate, they watch the good wife and mentalist so yeah im guessin people over 70…

      • Lindy

        People who get up at ungodly hours and work late.

  • LOL

    I know 3 other people who watched the Falling Skies debut, but “forgot” to watch last night. They were all bummed when I asked them if they tuned in.

  • Scott

    I liked this episode more than I liked the pilot.

  • Jenny

    Lets see if Dean can follow this. True Blood was on at 9 and Falling Skies was on at 10. How could True Blood effect Falling Skies in the ratings genius? And James is spinning another show now. It dropped an enormous amount.

  • Jack

    I didn’t think it was better than the pilot at all. The same to me. Boring and completely unoriginal.

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  • brutony

    Alot of people stayed to watch Falling Skies after Leverage-and FS wasnt as bad as the pilot 2 parter, but still,,its slow, not much action, and boring! Im done with it!

  • Garry

    While I watched the first episode and was NOT impressed I missed last nights. I hate when a series starts after the aliens have attacked..I just could not get into it and I tried. I needed to know what had happened not what was going on now..,maybe i missed flashbacks? about how they came to be where they are now????

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