‘Under the Dome’ is the new summer success series in the US

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"Under the Dome" attracted 17.76 million US viewers who watched live or via DVR playbacks. ©CBS Television Studios

“Under the Dome” attracted 17.76 million US viewers who watched live or via DVR playbacks.
©CBS Television Studios

(Relaxnews) – Based on Stephen King’s book, the series hit almost 18 million American viewers for its first episode, which aired on CBS on June 24.

“Under the Dome” boasted 13.53 million viewers who watched the premiere as it aired — the best start for a summer series since 2007.

CBS and Nielsen have now revealed the total number of viewers including DVR playbacks during the first week after the launch. In seven days, “Under the Dome” attracted 17.76 million viewers — 4.23 million more than watched during the TV broadcast alone.

Only “Elementary” did better this year on CBS with DVR recordings included, earning 4.33 million more views for only one episode.

Meanwhile, audiences for “Under the Dome” dwindle each week. The third episode, broadcast on July 8, hit 10.71 million American viewers not including DVR playbacks.

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