'Falling Skies' returns with strong numbers

Just as the number of aliens increases in the world of TNT’s series Falling Skies, so does the number of viewers watching the drama unfold.

According to a TNT press release, the show that ranked as basic cable’s number one summer drama with adults 25-54 last year, "launched its third season Sunday night with more than 4.2 million viewers and growth among young adults." The network reports Sunday's two-hour premiere drew more than 2.1 million adults 25-54 and 1.9 million adults 18-49 -- up slightly over last year’s season premiere.

Finally, TNT said Falling Skies garnered significant growth among the younger set, boosting its delivery of adults 18-34 (772,000) by +24% over last year’s season premiere.

-Aaron Sagers