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Under the Dome Video Blowout: Recap of the Pilot; Preview of Episode 1.02 – The Fire; Full Premiere Q&A Panel

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Under the Dome Video Blowout: Recap of the Pilot; Preview of Episode 1.02 - The Fire; Full Premiere Q&A PanelLast night’s airing of “Under the Dome” gave CBS the most-watched summer premiere of any network since 2007, and we have more info on that along with a ton of videos to share so get comfortable!

Before we get to the eye candy, here’s a brief analysis of the “UTD” ratings per The Wrap:

CBS’ adaptation of Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” drew an impressive 3.2 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 13.1 million total viewers. But NBC scored an overall ratings win for the night with Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, according to preliminary numbers. While the numbers for NBC are approximate due to the nature of live sports, it currently holds first place in the 18-49 demo with an average 3.1/9 for the night. NBC currently holds second place in total viewers with 7.9 million. Prior to the game, which tied “Under the Dome” for first in the demo with a 3.2/9 and drew 8.3 million total viewers, the network aired its pregame show, which had a 2.1/7 with 5.9 million total viewers.

CBS, which aired repeats running up to the 10 PM “Under the Dome” premiere, was second in the demo with a 2.1/6 and first in total viewers with 8.2 million. In addition to tying for first in ratings and scoring the night’s largest total viewership, the “Dome” debut was the most-watched summer premiere of any network since NBC’s “The Singing Bee,” which earned 13.3 million viewers in 2007. It was CBS’ most-watched summer premiere since “Big Brother” earned 22.3 million in July 2000.

Related Story: Image Gallery for “Under the Dome” Episode 1.02 – “The Fire”

Now… on to the videos! First up is a recap of the pilot in case you want to relive the highlights, followed by a preview of next week’s Episode 1.02, “The Fire.” Rounding things out are three videos of the Q&A that accompanied the show’s premiere event in Wilmington, North Carolina. Still want more? Then visit the “Under the Dome” YouTube page, where you’ll find additional clips and info.

Did you maybe forget to set your DVR to watch the pilot? It’s being re-aired on Sunday, June 30th, at 9 PM, or you can just visit “Under the Dome” on CBS.com, which is offering the episode online in its entirety.

The 13-episode summer series on CBS stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jeff Fahey, Jolene Purdy, Ned Bellamy, Natalie Zea, and Aisha Hinds.

“Under the Dome” Episode 1.02 – “The Fire” (airs 7/1/13)
While the residents of Chester’s Mill face the uncertainty of life in the dome, panic is heightened when a house goes up in flames and their fire department is outside of the dome. Directed by Jack Bender and written by Rick Cleveland.









“Under the Dome” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, and Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote the television adaptation, serve as executive producers.

For more info visit “Under the Dome” on CBS.com, “like” “Under the Dome” on Facebook, and follow “Under the Dome” on Twitter (@UnderTheDomeCBS).

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