‘Under the Dome’ Premiere Traps Huge Numbers With 13.14 Million Viewers

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Way to go America! You’ve proven that you have truly excellent taste in captivating television. CBS’s highly anticipated summer series Under the Dome premiered last night with record-breaking ratings.

In addition to earning a jaw-dropping 13.14 million viewers, the one-hour episode was the most-watched summer drama premiere on any network since 1992. But the victories don’t stop there — Under the Dome is CBS’s most-watched summer premiere among any genre since Big Brother in 2000 and best in adults 18-49 since 2005. Yup, it’s a good time to be a TV fan.

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Stephen King and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, Under the Dome is a a whirlwind of sci-fi drama, intrigue, and jaw-dropping mysteries that is unlike anything else on TV. Were you one of the small few who missed Monday’s premiere? Not to worry! You can catch up on all the details from last night’s premiere right here.

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Reporter Leanne Aguilera was raised in a small Orange County town, across the street from Disneyland, Lauren Conrad, and the entire cast of “The O.C.” (She and Mischa Barton are no longer on speaking terms.) In lieu of dating, she perfected the art of obsessing over TV couples, more commonly known as “shipping.” After graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Leanne decided to uncover one of life’s greatest mysteries: What’s coming up on your favorite TV show?