By Lynette Rice
June 14, 2012 at 04:40 PM EDT

The premiere of Dallas — TNT’s reboot of the classic series — averaged 6.8 million viewers on Wednesday, making it the No. 1 scripted series premiere on all of cable so far this year.

TNT, as a result, was the No. 1 network among basic cable Wednesday. The show that stars Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Jesse Metcalfe and Jordana Brewster lured 1.9 million adults 18-49 and 2.4 million adults 25-54.

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