TNT Renews Falling Skies

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

After premiering last month to respectable ratings the Steven Spielberg produced TNT series Falling Skies has earned a renewal. The post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama which has aired four episodes to date will receive a second season next summer. It has averaged 6.4 million viewers when combining live and DVR/on-demand showings and is performing well overseas.

Word of mouth on the show has been mixed with it turning some viewers off through forced melodramatic scenes. TNT’s base audience tends to be older though and that keeps the numbers stable. Personally I think it has gotten better with each episode as more is learned about the aliens but it definitely stumbles when attempting to interject emotional scenes between the characters.