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National picture: Dallas does well, but it's no Hatfields & McCoys

Family feuds, Dallas style, came up a winner for TNT Wednesday night. Still the Ewings were Lilliputians compared to the History network's Hatfields & McCoys shoot-up.

TNT says that it's double-barreled relaunch of Dallas, which ran from 8 to 10:15 p.m. (central), averaged 6.9 million viewers nationally to rank as cable's No. 1 scripted weekly series premiere for the year to date.

A total of 1.9 million of those viewers were in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old range.

The three-night Hatfields & McCoys miniseries, which premiered on Labor Day, drew twice as many total viewers during its three-night run.

But Dallas did beat all competing broadcast network programming in both ratings measurements Wednesday night. Nielsen data says that Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, which ran from 7 to 9 p.m., was the night's No. 2 overall draw with 6.5 million viewers.