'Under the Dome' Premiere Delivers 3.2 Adults 18-49 Rating, 13.1 Million Viewers

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June 25th, 2013

Under the Dome Pilot 2

Under the Dome garnered big premiere numbers: a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating and 13.1 million viewers. More information to come when the full morning ratings data comes in.

  • Observer

    I wonder why?

  • John A

    Rob is correct. At least wait 2 or 3 weeks before calling this a hit. It did great for its premiere but alot of shows drop hard in week 2.

  • DenverDean

    Imagine if the Stanley Cup didn’t air knocking out Chicago and Boston markets as well as much more interest in hockey-centric markets like Detroit, Philly, etc.

  • timmay!!

    unless it’s on a&e, amc, fx, etc. I am not going to waste my time.

  • CBSviewer

    I knew it !!!! :) Great Show !

  • Dennis

    @fakeem Heroes was never inteded as a limited run….the characters were supposed to be switched up every season thats it..

    And u can count on Under the Dome coming back next summer if the ratings stay decent (above 1.6)

  • rob60990

    “Revolution is still a hit. #2 new drama of the season, right?”

    This season was disastrous. The Following is the closest to a hit this season.

    “Even if it were to fall to a 1.0 next week, you were still completely wrong about it’s premiere rating. You were wrong. Deal with it.”

    Did I say I wasn’t wrong? My argument would be exactly the same even if I predicted high premiere ratings. You can’t call a show a hit after airing 1 episode.

  • vcoolwater

    I am happy for CBS. I am not surprised at all by the ratings.CBS has been advertising the series since the Super Bowel. Plus Stephen King’s name is attached.

    I hope CBS keeps it as a mini series and not drag it out. Plus we should wait for next two weeks before we declare it a hit. I don’t see ratings too much though in the future.

  • vcoolwater

    I meant i don’t see ratings dropping too much.

  • Dennis

    Obviously it will have a substantial drop next week….

    Could even drop down to as low as 2.0 ..

    But its got great reviews so lets hope the drop is only about 20-30%

  • Warren

    It’s not a mini-series guys. It was mistakenly reported as one but this is clearly a 13 episode per season series show. It will not wrap up after 13.

  • Samunto


    TVLine has posted an interview with the producers and this is supposed to run for many years and the ending will most probably be different than in the book.

    It’s planned as a 13 episode per season series. But we all know that if it’s a major success, CBS will probably sneak it in in-season.

  • boonies

    I really wasn’t expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. Awesome show!! I’m not seeing how it can be drug out beyond a limited run, storywise though. Surely, there has to be some kind of resolution sooner rather than later???

  • johnhelvete

    I haven’t watched Under the Dome and can’t comment on the quality of the show, but I don’t understand not giving a network show a chance especially when the show is trying the cable model of doing a limited number of episodes per season.

  • Warren

    Boonies…not really. Anything can be overcome with solid writing.

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    I predicted 2.4 – 2.5, it did way better. I also wouldn’t call it a “hit” after 1 episode but it’s definitely on its way to be one.

  • Dan

    Wowwwwwwwww, I guess our predictions were too pessimistic?

    No one could have predicted that. Hopefully it continues those numbers and stays above a 2.0.

  • Dan

    Never mind the predictions were accurate, well no matter if it gets renewed or not the show wil definitely not get pulled before its end.

  • MichaelChickless

    I wouldn’t have been shocked to see a rating half that. Well done, CBS.

  • Warren

    Normally I’d say be cautious…but it’s CBS’s biggest summer opening since Big Brother in 2000. 68% higher demo then it’s last summer drama run (Flashpoint in 2008) and the most watched summer premiere on any of the big 4 since 2007’s the Singing Bee.

    So regardless of what happens from here…kudo’s for the nice start.

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