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ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Meg James
CBS Corp. and Amazon.com are renewing their vows to remain under the dome together. The companies on Thursday announced that they have renewed their licensing arrangement for the planned second season of the network's hit summer series "Under the Dome. "   Since its June debut, the serialized drama, which is based on a bestselling Stephen King novel, has soared in the ratings. CBS quickly ordered a second season of the program from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, with the hopes of airing it next summer.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Episodes of "Under the Dome," a highly anticipated CBS mini-series based on Stephen King's best-selling book will be made available on Amazon's Prime Instant Video service days after their debut on the network. CBS ordered 13 episodes of the drama about a small town that wakes up one day to find itself under a mysterious dome that no can escape from. Amazon will be able to offer episodes for streaming four days after they appear on the network. CBS is often very protective of its content when it comes to online distribution.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
"Under the Dome" was flat in ratings but couldn't be topped Monday night. Not even close.  Monday night's episode of the CBS thriller series drew 10.3 million viewers and a rating of 2.4 in the key 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen.  The series, based on the Stephen King novel about a small town trapped under a mysterious transparent dome, was easily the highest-rated and most-watched telecast of the night, beating...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
There are only two episodes to go in the first season of CBS' "Under the Dome," which brought in 10.71 million viewers and a rating of 2.6 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic Monday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  The season's 11th episode, which opened with the kids trying to figure out the mysteries of the mini dome that now has a Monarch butterfly inside it, increased its key demo rating 4% from last week. "Under the...
NEWS
March 10, 2011
Real gold or not? Give it a guess. Here's a clue: The dome rises about 60 feet and is about 60 feet in diameter. Assuming the shape is spherical, the surface area is about 5,600 square feet. That's a lot of gold. Ready for the answer? It falls somewhere between yes and no. The exterior of the dome is made of an aluminum and bronze alloy, but it's covered in gold leaf (176 pounds of it), compliments of King Hussein of Jordan. The Dome of the Rock stands in the Temple Mount area of Jerusalem's Old City.
OPINION
November 21, 1993
As a former homeless advocate for Fuller Theological Seminary, and currently a relocation/quality of life consultant interested in alternative forms of housing, I applaud the efforts of Ted Hayes to erect his new village with dome housing (Nov. 6). But what hit me was the price tag for the small dome shelters, $6,500 each. That is what my 15-year-old, 20-foot RV cost me, in which we roam all over the West in doing research. And we have solar electricity (cost additional $500), running water and refrigeration, among other amenities.
NEWS
June 25, 2013 | By Scott Collins
CBS trapped a lot of people "Under the Dome. " Monday's premiere of the thriller about small-town folk suddenly trapped under a massive transparent dome captured 13.4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. "Dome" is based on a Stephen King novel. The numbers made it the most-watched summer drama premiere on any network since 1992. And it was CBS' best-performing summer premiere in any genre since the start of "Big Brother" back in 2000. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings "Dome" achieved that result even though it aired opposite NBC's Stanley Cup finals, with the Chicago Blackhawks beating the Boston Bruins (final ratings are not yet available)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Two of the biggest names in showbiz, Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, will team up next summer on CBS. The network announced Thursday that it has ordered 13 episodes of “Under the Dome,” a drama adapted from King's 2009 novel about a small New England town suddenly cut off from the rest of the world by a transparent dome, from Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. In addition to writing the source material, King is on board as an executive producer. "Under the Dome" will launch in summer 2013 with a premiere episode directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the Swedish-language adaptation of “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” CBS appears intent on turning “Under the Dome” into a summer television event by making it available across multiple platforms shortly after the network broadcast.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Meg James
CBS' highly anticipated thriller, "Under the Dome," could help create a new business model for TV shows -- and encourage broadcasters to gamble on risky big-event summer programming. The 13-episode series, which debuts June 24 on CBS, is based on a bestselling Stephen King novel by the same name and produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and CBS Studios. "Under the Dome" takes place in a small American town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a gigantic transparent dome.
NATIONAL
August 27, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Washington is once again worried about leaks - in this case, real ones from 1,300 cracks in the Capitol dome.  Warning that Capitol visitors are at risk of being struck by falling objects, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday appealed to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to support $61 million in repairs to the structure.   "There is a time and a place to debate federal spending and the proper role of government, but most Americans believe that when your house has a leaky roof, you pay to fix the roof," wrote Schumer, who chairs the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which oversees the Capitol complex.
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