TNT’s two-hour Falling Skies season 1 finale, starring Noah Wyle and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, sent the show’s ratings shooting into the clouds.
The Falling Skies finale attracted 5.623 million viewers with 2.531 of those falling into the 18-49 demographic and 2.835 million in the 25-54 demographic. TNT is claiming the show now ranks at the top scripted basic cable series for 2011 in both of those demos.
Back in June, Falling Skies premiered to 5.9 million total viewers which was, and still is, the most-watched basic cable series launch this year. After four episodes into the debut season, TNT green lit a second season that will air in the summer of 2012.