Under the Dome starts huge, True Blood slips + 48 other genre shows

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Jul 3, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT

This week Under the Dome gave summer TV a big shake-up.

The Stephen King-based series put up very strong numbers in its debut, earning more viewers than many of the other shows we follow combined. Meanwhile True Blood slipped for the second straight week, Cult returned to burn off its remaining episodes, and Falling Skies got some good news.

Check out the numbers and commentary below to see how your favorite shows are doing in Live + Same Day ratings.


MONDAY, June 24

Defiance (Syfy) 1.66 million viewers/0.6


Defiance held steady in its ratings but picked up a few viewers. With two episodes left in the season, let's see if it can rebound.

Warehouse 13 (Syfy) 1.11 million viewers/0.4


Warehouse 13 dipped further this week, losing a few more viewers, but it's still not doing bad, and it's got time to pick up again.

Teen Wolf (MTV) 1.91 million viewers/0.9


Teen Wolf got a very nice boost this week after last week's slump. We'll see if it can keep climbing.

Under the Dome (CBS) 13.53 million viewers/3.3/9 share


After months of buzz, the 13-episode series adapted from Stephen King's novel debuted to huge numbers Monday, putting it in position to be the biggest TV event of the summer. 

Shows on Hiatus

Bates Motel (A&E) — Returns 2014

Being Human (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Lost Girl (Syfy) — Returns 2014

Revolution (NBC) — Returns Fall 2013

Tron: Uprising (Disney XD) — Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Alphas (Syfy)


TUESDAY, June 25

Shows on Hiatus

Grimm (NBC) — Returns Fall 2013



Futurama (Comedy) 1.02 million viewers/0.6


Futurama slipped in its second week back, but most of the loyal viewers are sticking around. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Shows on Hiatus

Arrow (CW) — Returns Fall 2013

Futurama (Comedy) — Returns June 19, 2013

American Horror Story (FX) — Returns October, 2013

Dragons: Riders of Berk (TOON) — Returns Sept. 10, 2013

The Neighbors (ABC) — Returns Fall 2013

Supernatural (CW) — Returns Fall 2013



Wilfred (FX) 0.70 million viewers/0.3


Wilfred picked up a few viewers this week, but stayed pretty low. We'll see if the climb can continue.

Shows on Hiatus

Archer (FX) — Returns Unknown

Beauty and the Beast (CW) — Returns Fall 2013

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) — Returns Fall 2013

Elementary (CBS) — Returns Fall 2013

Hannibal (NBC) — Returns 2014

Haven (Syfy) — Returns 2013

In The Flesh (BBC) — Returns Unknown

Person of Interest (CBS) — Returns Fall 2013

Save Me (NBC) — Returns Unknown

Saving Hope (NBC) — Returns Unknown

The Vampire Diaries (CW) — Returns Fall 2013

Wilfred (FX) — Returns 2013

Canceled Shows

Last Resort (ABC)


FRIDAY, June 28

Continuum (Syfy) 1.19 million viewers/0.4


Continuum got a nice boost to both viewers and demo ratings this week, bringing it closer to the numbers it put up for the season premiere.

Cult (CW) 0.51 million viewers/0.1/0 share


Cult returned this week after an early cancellation to burn off its remaining episodes. Not surprisingly, numbers were quite low.

Shows On Hiatus

Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) — Returns 2014

Completed Shows

Fringe (FOX) — Run ended after five seasons

Merlin (Syfy) — Run ended.

Spartacus (Starz) — Run ended.

Canceled Shows

Touch (FOX)



Sinbad (Syfy) 0.86 million viewers/0.2


Sinbad picked up a few more viewers this week for another solid Saturday.

Primeval: New World (Syfy) 1.09 million viewers/0.2


Primeval: New World rebounded this week to climb back over the one million-viewer mark. For a Saturday night cable show, that's not bad at all.

Zero Hour (ABC) 2.43 million viewers/0.3/1 share


Zero Hour picked up a few more viewers, but at this point everything will be too little, too late.

666 Park Avenue (ABC) 2.14 million viewers/0.5/2 share


666 Park Avenue held on to its demo score and gained a few more viewers, but like Zero Hour, it's already on the way out.

Shows on Hiatus

Doctor Who (BBC) -- Returns 2013

Orphan Black (BBC) -- Returns Unknown

Canceled Shows

Bedlam (BBC)

Clone Wars (TOON) 


SUNDAY, June 30

True Blood (HBO) 3.93 million viewers/2.2


True Blood again lost the top spot on Sunday, this time to the BET Awards, but it still had a very strong night.

Falling Skies (TNT) 3.21 million viewers/1.1


Falling Skies slipped a bit this week, but it also got some good news. Season four is on the way.

Shows on Hiatus

Game of Thrones (HBO) — Returns 2014

Once Upon a Time (ABC) — Returns Fall, 2013

The Walking Dead (AMC) — Returns Fall, 2013