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'Under the Dome' opens as summer's most-watched and highest-rated scripted program in Adults 18-49

by jmaloni

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Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm

The second season premiere of "Under the Dome" was Monday's top program and ranks as the summer's most-watched and highest-rated scripted program in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for June 30.

At 10 p.m., "Under the Dome" was first in viewers (9.38m), adults 25-54 (2.9/08) and adults 18-49 (2.2/07). "Under the Dome" topped its nearest competitor by more than 3 million viewers (by 49 percent over "The Bachelor") and by 16 percent in adults 18-49 (over "MasterChef").

Season one of "Under the Dome" was one of the most time-shifted programs across all platforms. "Under the Dome" (all 13 episodes) had the highest DVR playback audience (plus-3.834 million viewers) of any CBS show that aired during the 2012-13 broadcast year, and the second-highest of any series on any network for the same period.

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