"Under the Dome" Scores Big Ratings

By Garth Franklin Tuesday June 25th 2013 12:42PM
"Under the Dome" Scores Big Ratings

Viewers flocked in droves to CBS' TV series adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Under the Dome" on Sunday night.

The premiere episode pulled in a 3.2 rating/9 share and a whopping 13.1 million total viewers for the network. That makes it the most watched summer debut for a series since 2007’s "The Singing Bee", and CBS’ most watched summer debut since 2000's "Big Brother".

It's also the best opening-night demo score for any drama series since the premiere of "Revolution" last fall on NBC.

It's especially impressive after various other network Summer-launched series like ABC's "Motive" and "Mistresses" along with USA's "Graceland" fizzled on launch.

Source: Variety