The premiere of UNDER THE DOME, broadcast against NBC’s final game of the Stanley Cup Finals (Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks), averaged 13.14 million viewers, 3.2/09 in adults 18-49 and 4.3/11 in adults 25-54.
This is the most-watched summer drama premiere broadcast on any network since 1992 (CBS’s “2000 Malibu Road”). In addition, UNDER THE DOME delivered CBS’s largest audience among any genre for a summer series premiere since 2000 (“Big Brother”). It was also the best delivery in adults 18-49 among any genre, for a summer series premiere on CBS since June 7, 2005 (“Fire Me”).
Among all broadcast network drama series premieres this television year, UNDER THE DOME posted the second-highest adult 18-49 rating (tied with “The Following”) and adults 25-54 ratings.
UPDATE from CBS: CBS’s premiere of UNDER THE DOME posted increases in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen updated ratings for Monday, June 24.
UNDER THE DOME increased its viewership to 13.53 million (from 13.14m) and gained +0.1 rating points to 3.3/09 in adults 18-49 (from 3.2/09) and +0.2 rating points to 4.5/11 in adults 25-54 (from 4.3/11).