Under the Dome: Season Two Ratings

Under the Dome TV show on CBS: season two ratingsLast summer, Under the Dome was a big success for CBS. How will season two do in the ratings? Will this Stephen King TV show be renewed for a third season or will it be cancelled instead? Time will tell.

Under the Dome revolves around residents of Chester’s Mill in Maine after a large transparent dome cuts them off from the world. Those on the inside have to work to survive with limited resources and rising tension. The large cast includes Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Nicholas Strong, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz, Jolene Purdy, Aisha Hinds, Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill, and Karla Crome.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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Final season averages: 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.17 million total viewers.

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For comparisons: The first season of Under the Dome averaged a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.21 million viewers.

Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Under the Dome TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for season three?

UPDATE: Now that the season’s over, how has the show performed?

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  1. alexander says

    This show is a horrific downhill disaster. It is not by any chance getting better and i will not forgive myself for wasting almost two hours of my time watching two episodes. It gets worse and worse like a bad soap opera, and shame to stephen king of even being part of this. The only thing this show is surviving on is pretty faced actors and a suspense moment here and there. Please do yourself a favor and either read the book or pick another show. I’m sorry to all u middle aged people for having to waste your night watching this show.

  2. says

    Love started watching season 1 with my wife and we love the show. We need more shows like this one, my tired of stupid reality stuff. Most of it is all bs. Anyways !

  3. Teresa Marie Reynolds says

    YES, YES, YES PLEASE MORE, MORE, MORE!!!! Keep ’em coming for as long as you can! If I miss a Monday night show I watch it On Demand later in the week and most of the time I watch it more then once anyway to catch the little details I may have missed the first time!

    • Teresa Marie Reynolds says

      Also, these negative comments below are probably just haters from another network trying to ruin the show by making you believe the world doesn’t love it!

  4. Peggy says

    I like Under the Dome. But I think it is getting wwaayy out-of-line with Melanie coming back, the abyss they fall into. I would like to see more day-to-day things, like how are they going to survive? Working more to find a way out, an answer, rather than dwell on relationships and crime. I think Stephen King can write very suspenseful shows and this new line that is being followed does not do him justice. If I were him, I’d take my name off of it. OR, let him write the series himself. I think Angie should have stayed on. If the show doesn’t get back on track very soon, I can see me not watching it.

  5. lovejack says

    I am a great fan of Stephen King and his writing. I watched the first season of Under the Dome and loved it. Couldn’t wait for the second season to start. However, this second season is boring and uninteresting. Main characters have been killed and new ones showing up — and with a history behind them. I watched three of the episodes and found myself FF through them hoping I wouldn’t miss anything. After this last week’s episode, I just turned it off and will take it out of my DVR.

    • Rick says

      I agree! I was disappointed with loss of sheriff Linda and especially loss of the beautiful and spunky Angie (hoping she has another gig because the camera loves her!) This season is like a runaway train on it’s way to Boresville….. If story doesn’t improve fast I suspect a mid season cancellation… Eventually a train wreck even becomes boring to look at!

  6. Mike says

    Last year this show got renew in July for the second season but I guess ABC learned the lesson from that. It’s time for the show to goes off the air since it’s getting really ridiculous to the point that one can’t tolerate anymore.

  7. john p nightingale says

    Utter garbage: Bad acting, bad scripts, bad story arcs.
    Should have finished at the end of a reasonable last season, instead of milking it for what it is worth.
    Euthanise immediately!!!!!!!

  8. Samara says

    First of all, Haven is a fantastic show! The only problem is that it requires people to be intelligent and open-minded to understand and appreciate it! This was the same problem with the series Intelligence, along with its significantly poor timeslot! Stephen King knows what he’s doing, and he does it well! I like Under The Dome, and will definitely continue to watch! If you don’t like it, don’t watch it, but get over it already!

    • Anonymous says

      Thanks for the advice, I never realised I could just turn this unmitigated tripe off.
      As for Haven, it started OK but then came the apparantly random shifts in focus and tone as the writers struggled to eek out the plot across a significantly longer span than they originally expected.
      I would however call you up on “it requires people to be intelligent and open-minded to understand and appreciate it”. I don’t think anybody has been unreasonable in critisising the show, with some quite valid points made. Also using hyperbole and the dross that was (un)Intelligence as an example is unlikely to aid your case.

    • Dave says

      ” intelligent and open-minded to understand and appreciate it ”

      Really ?? You must be joking ? I haven’t laughed so hard in my life.

  9. Why Watch says

    This show has gone from average to bad to now worse. I turned it off before the end of the first new show and have deleted it from the taping queue. What promise this had, but it would have been better if it were wrapped up in one season.

    And where exactly has all their food and other essentials been coming from? No store or restaurant keeps that large an inventory.

    • Anonymous says

      I gave up after maybe 4 episodes, about when the psycho stalker/murder seemed to be being rehabilitated and a new character turned up – she’d been hidden for weeks.
      The logistics aren’t even worth bothering about and the ending (of the book) is so poor, it’s barely worth “Explor(ers)ing”.

      • Karen says

        I haven’t read the book. Is there eventually an explanation for the dome that makes sense? If this show is canceled, has it been following the book close enough that reading the book to find out the ending would be a reasonable thing to do? Or is it so far off the book’s storyline that the book’s ending to the story won’t make sense compared to what we’ve seen so far?

  10. Bob Yeager says

    I said it before and I’ll say it again.

    Viewers please don’t get attached to this show………It’s a great show but CBS has a big problem with cancelling great shows ! The problem is CBS puts good shows, (I’m surprised “Under the Dome” made it this far,) in rotten time slots and then they wonder why they don’t do good. They did it with “Intelligence and now the did it with another good show, Reckless (Sundays @ 10 PM.) I personally will not get attached to any CBS shows. I got burnt by really liking Intelligence, only to find out it was cancelled. CBS should but their half-assed Reality shows in the time slots nobody has time for.

  11. says

    This is a good show. It offers suspense & imagination. Like “The Good Wife”, it is also willing to take a risk by eliminating key characters. However it was disappointing to me to see Linda’s character go. She has represented a stabilizing force in all the craziness. Yes! I did see Stephan King.

  12. says

    Under the Dome should have been resolved FIRST YEAR but NO! CBS MILKS it; Season 2 opener written by King; WAY DIFFERENT FEEL; BAD ! They should wrap this up at the end of season 2; LONG OVERDUE! Like having _Shawshank Redemption_ play for 3 years! CRIPES !!!

    • Mark says

      They’ve dragged out Haven – based on a king short story- for what’ll be 5 years, so who knows how long this dull story will manage.

  13. says

    Thought Under the Dome was enjoyable last night except for all the things that magnets would stick to which unfortunately many would not – lol Good to see Stephan ask for a cup of coffee later on in the show – did you see him?

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