CBS will not be spending another summer in Wilmington, North Carolina as CBS pulls the plug on the Stephen King sci-fi drama, Under the Dome.
The summer drama, broke TV ratings in 2013, when the show first premiered. However, ratings plummeted by the third season. In 2013, Under the Dome averaged 13.5 million viewers making it one of the biggest scripted drama series of the year. But, ratings would drop by 2015. Under the Dome averaged only a 1.8 rating among 18 to 49 year olds despite being the number 2 scripted series of the summer, behind Fox's Wayward Pines.
"Two years ago, Under the Dome
broke new ground in the summer and became an instant hit on CBS, as well as with viewers around the world," said CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler
. "Domes event storytelling and multi-platform business model paved the way for more original summer programming with the successful rollouts of Extant
. Were excited to present the final chapter in Chesters Mill as the story comes full circle, with the Dome
coming down as dramatically as it went up."
The network announced the series will air its final episode on September 10th, promising closure to the storyline about the mysterious dome that kept the people of a small Maine town separated from the rest of the world.
There was a lot of drama surrounding CBS 'Under the Dome'. It was rumored that filming for the hit TV
series was going to move to either Utah or Georgia in order to film season 4.