On a Tough Night, ‘Dallas’ Takes a Hit in the Ratings

“Dallas” wrapped up its season on one of the most competitive nights of the year — and it has the numbers to prove it. The two-hour season finale debuted September 22 to approximately 1.72 million viewers, the show’s smallest Monday audience this year, according to Nielsen. This included 560,000 adults between ages 18 and 49, a […]

TNT’s Dallas Styles: ‘Boxed In’

Every outfit on “Dallas” tells a story, and so does every hairstyle. In “Boxed In,” this week’s episode, the characters’ tresses told us a lot about how they were coping with their latest crisis: the kidnapping of Ann and Emma. Consider Judith, whose unkempt mane symbolized her emotional unraveling. Her hair was almost as wild […]

Say What?! This Week’s Best ‘Dallas’ Sound Bites

“Dallas” delivers the most delicious dialogue on television. Here are the best sound bites from “Boxed In,” this week’s episode. What are your favorite lines from “Boxed In”? Share them below and read more “Say What?!”  

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Only Need One Hostage’

In “Boxed In,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, Harris (Mitch Pileggi) is with Judith (Judith Light) when she receives a call from Luis (Antonio Jaramillo), who is holding Emma (Emma Bell) in the basement of a Mexican “kill house.” JUDITH: Hello, Luis. LUIS: I just got a call from one of my men. It seems your trucks […]

‘Dallas’s’ Ratings Dip, But It’s Not All Bad News

It’s a good news/bad news week where “Dallas’s” ratings are concerned. First, the bad news: The TNT drama’s latest episode, “Boxed In,” debuted to 1.86 million viewers on September 15, according to Nielsen. The numbers are down 3.9 percent from the previous week, when “Victims of Love” debuted to 1.93 million viewers. In the advertiser-prized category […]

‘Which Ewing Dies?’ Here Are Three Possible Scenarios

“Dallas” has thrown viewers for a loop with the promo for next week’s two-hour season finale, which declares, “One Ewing will die!”  Who will it be? I have no idea, but that won’t stop me from trying to figure it out. Here are three possibilities: 1. A “main” Ewing dies. In the promo, when the the […]

Got Opinions on ‘Dallas’? Share Them During #DallasChat

You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Tuesday, September 16, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Our topics: “Boxed In,” the latest episode of TNT’s “Dallas,” and the “Which Ewing Dies?” mystery being touted during next week’s season finale. If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the […]

The Dal-List: Classic ‘Dallas’s’ 13 Most Harrowing Kidnappings

The Ewings discover Ann and Emma (Brenda Strong, Emma Bell) have been kidnapped in “Boxed In,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode. Fortunately, our favorite TV family has plenty of experience dealing with this kind of thing. Here’s a look at the 13 most harrowing kidnappings from the original series. 13. Lucy (1978). When the Ewings refused to let […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 13

Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Boxed In,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: What will happen to Ann and Emma? The previous episode, “Victims of Love,” ended with drug cartel honcho Luis (Antonio Jaramillo) visiting the Rylands, where he revealed: a) he killed Candace, b) he was holding Ann and […]

‘Dallas’ Episode Titles, Airdates Posted

We don’t know what will happen during the second half of “Dallas’s” third season, but we do know what the episodes will be called and when we might see them: • TNT posted the titles online last week. They are: “Denial, Anger, Acceptance” (Episode 34), “Dead Reckoning” (Episode 35), “Hurt” (Episode 36), “Victims of Love” (Episode 37), […]