Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Dream, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Exactly. Based on comments here and elsewhere online about the finale, I doubt very much that it will be able to retain half the numbers it even got at its best. This is a good example of ratings not telling the whole story. If you were to simply look at the ratings, then sure, you'd probably be able to say it's been a phenomenal success, which contradicts with everything else everyone's had to say about it.
     
  2. KaraBear

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    I think people are watching this because it's the summer, there's nothing else on. If it started in the fall with the rest of the premiers it wouldn't stand a chance
     
  3. Tom

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    If the egg needs to be protected then why does it not create a new sphere? Those are obvious impenetrable. Also the stuff is getting tired and stale with the characters, they need to find a way to bring in new characters in and take old ones out.
     
  4. Guy Gardener

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    The Egg doesn't have to be protected, the monkeys inside the Dome have to prove that they are capable of protecting the egg.

    Like how high school kids pretend that a sack of flour is a baby.

    Everything is about establishing that these apes have character and decency in preparation for what is to come...

    How decent is it to force children to kill Big Jim?

    Double standard much, or is this a test to see if the kids will stand up to power?
     
  5. Nerys Myk

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    Maybe they know something you don't
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  6. Mister Fandango

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    If they did, the ratings would be consistent.
     
  7. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    And what are the ratings variation for this show?
     
  8. Mister Fandango

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    I honestly can't be arsed to look it up. My care level is pretty close to 0.
     
  9. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Then why bring it up?
     
  10. Trekker4747

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    Weekly ratings for Under the Dome.

    1(Pilot): 13.53 million viewers/ #1 among 18-49 demographic.
    2........: 11.81m/#1
    3........: 10.71m/#2
    4........: 11.13m/#3
    5........: 11.60m/#2
    6........: 11.41m/#3
    7........: 10.42m/#2
    8........: 10.36m/#2
    9........: 11.64m/#3
    10......: 11.11m/#2
    11......: 11.15m/#10
    12......: 9.22m/#8
    13......: 12.10m/Unknown

    I'm guessing the last 2-3 weeks were impacted by Monday Night Football. But it seems the show stayed mostly consistent through its run.
     
  11. Guy Gardener

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    Football viewers should count as four regular viewers to attract Superbowl revenue.
     
  12. DarthTom

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    Based on those numbers it's no surprise that CBS ordered season #2. For me this show is the oddest thing. It's like eating potato chips - you cannot stop - even though there is something out there healthier to eat and that tastes better - but you can't stop for an unknown reason.
     

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