Monday's premiere of the thriller about small-town folk suddenly trapped under a massive transparent dome captured 13.4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. "Dome" is based on a
The numbers made it the most-watched summer drama premiere on any network since 1992. And it was CBS' best-performing summer premiere in any genre since the start of "Big Brother" back in 2000.
"Dome" achieved that result even though it aired opposite
The show is an important test for the broadcast networks, which have lately had dismal results with original dramas during summertime. As a result, many viewers have defected to cable networks during the warm months.
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