TV Ratings: 'Falling Skies' Return Dips, Posting Modest Demo Gains

The TNT drama opens its third season down slightly from last summer's run.
"Falling Skies"

Game of Thrones it's not, but TNT's Falling Skies saw a relatively steady return on Sunday night.

The sci-fi drama, airing a two-hour premiere, averaged 4.2 million viewers. That's down 300,000 from last summer's return. Among the demos, Falling Skies did post some growth in adults 18-49. An average 1.9 million in the group was up slightly from last year (1.87 million), with the projected median age for the episode skewing two years younger (47) from last year.

With TNT's targeted adults 25-54, Falling Skies was down slightly from 2.2 million to 2.1 million.

Falling Skies faced big competition on its premiere night with the Game of Thrones finale on HBO and ABC's coverage of the NBA Finals.