/// CBS Orders Second Season of Under the Dome

July 29, 2013  |  Media Week

CBS on Monday announced that it has picked up the supernatural thriller Under the Dome for a second season, ordering 13 episodes to air in summer 2014. The renewal was expected, given the uncharacteristically strong ratings the show has delivered in its first five installments. Dome debuted on Monday, June 24, to 13.5 million viewers , a 3.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and a 4.5 among the 25-54 set. Since then, Dome has retained 85 percent of its overall deliveries. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the show is averaging 11.7 million viewers, a 2.9 in the 18-49 demo and a 3.8 with adults 25-54. To put Dome’s ratings in context, it is on pace to out-deliver and out-rate every new series of the 2012-13 broadcast season. CBS’ Elementary was the most-watched newcomer (11.1 million viewers over 23 episodes), while Fox’s The Following and NBC’s Revolution beat all comers in the 18-49 demo (2.6).

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