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"LIVE+3" BOOSTS RATINGS FOR UNDER THE DOME

July 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It now appears that ratings for the season premiere of CBS’s Under the Dome were not so disappointing as initial reports suggested. Overnight results had indicated that the show attracted 9.38 million viewers and a 2.2 rating among the 18-49 age group. That compared with 11.84 million viewers and a 2.8 in the demo on September 16 for last year’s season finale. However, Nielsen now indicates, the "live plus 3" results tell a different story. Those results indicate that the season premiere was actually watched by 13.20 total adults and produced a 3.2 rating among the 18-49 demo. In other words, the L+3 numbers represent a gain of 41 percent among all viewers and a gain of 50 percent among the demo.