Airdate: Under the Dome

By David Knox on June 13, 2013 / Filed Under Programming 28

2013-05-22_1050TEN will fasttrack new US sci-fi / horror miniseries Under the Dome to a same-day broadcast in Australia, which is good news.

The miniseries based on a Stephen King novel will air 8:30pm Tuesday June 25th.

Say goodbye to the outside world. From the undisputed master of suspense, Stephen King and Steven Spielberg comes Under the Dome, a psychological drama about a town trapped under an impenetrable dome. Starring: Rachelle Lefevre, Natalie Martinez, Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Colin Ford.



  1. glennc June 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm -

    Personally, I see Tuesday night as the time for it.
    It’s fast tracked so it can’t be Monday (imagine the uproar if it were to be shown nearly a week late!)
    Wednesday Ten have Offspring. 9.30 is free but I figure that’s too late.
    Thursday always has been Law Order: SVU, so why change something that works for something that might not.
    There’s minimal numbers Friday and Saturday, so no point there.
    Which leaves Sunday. They’ve got a reasonably solid line up (MasterChef, Elementary, Graham Norton, Hawaii Five-0).
    Ten’s primetime schedule might look pretty ordinary, but I don’t see the 8.30-10.30 slots as the problem. Their problem is earlier (Simpsons is a poor lead in to The Project).

  2. glennc June 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm -


    This is on Tuesdays @ 8.30.
    Futurama is on Wednesdays, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is on Thursdays.
    How are either of these up against Under the Dome?

  3. sav001 June 14, 2013 at 11:53 am -

    @Pertinax, The Voice and Revenge will be finished by the time this starts and so will The Truth Is? for that matter.

  4. A. June 14, 2013 at 12:20 am -

    I saw the ads for this during the DS9 ad breaks. I guess there’s going to be more than one option on Tuesdays at 8.30pm. Interesting.

  5. J Bar June 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm -

    Will they play more than one episode in the same timeslot?

  6. Pertinax June 13, 2013 at 9:07 pm -

    The last NCIS repeats Ten had on rated 400k. The big sweeps eps have been getting 800-900k but most of this series has rated 650k and been beaten by repeats of New Tricks.

    Tuesday is when Ten has a hole to fill and they will be hoping to attract younger viewers to Under The Dome up against Rafters, New Tricks rpts and Celebrity Apprentice.

    Anything on Ten on Monday will be smashed by The Voice and House Rules/Revenge. So they are trying The Truth Is against Four Corners (not very successfully).

    Thursday SVU has a loyal audience and is rating 650k/520k Ten has tried other stuff in that slot but SVU has done best and younger viewers watch less TV later in the week.

  7. mrjojo June 13, 2013 at 7:31 pm -

    Excuse my ignorance, but I thought Ten only broadcast 1080i on One? 576i for Ten?

  8. TheGedemondan June 13, 2013 at 6:45 pm -

    Hey Mr and Mrs Ten, how about an ‘encore’ in HD on One later that evening?

  9. ryan June 13, 2013 at 6:15 pm -

    I find it quite funny Ten wastes a new show on a slot that would prob still pull good numbers with ncis repeats. Why not try prop up mon or thur 8.30, the current shows in those slots could easily be pushed back an hr.

  10. David Knox June 13, 2013 at 5:19 pm -

    The Truman Show.

  11. pope37 June 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm -

    This has been out on DVD for ages, it’s called The Simpsons Movie

  12. squareyes June 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm -

    *Spoiler Alert.
    After watching the previews, it’s quite obvious that the reason a dome is placed over the town is because those people are way too pretty to be allowed to mix with the rest of us.

  13. eastwest101 June 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm -

    Looks good – but putting it up against about the only other FTA Sci-Fi of Futurama and triple Deep Space Nine on their own digital multichannel.

    Fail Ten. Fail.

  14. PJs Ronin June 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm -

    King and Spielberg… powerful combination. Got my attention.

  15. Craig June 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm -

    The promos look good, loads more on YouTube. I just hope it doesn’t end up a dud and TEN sticks with it even if they more it to Ch11 or ONE at the same time to keep it fast tracked as I can see TEN pulling this after a few weeks and putting NCIS back on.

  16. Adam June 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm -

    I’ll give it a go! If it rates ok hopefully TEN will fast track more of its shows.

  17. ryan June 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm -

    This show looks bloody awesome. Really looking forward to this one.

  18. Shiraz June 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm -

    It’s nice to see something with a sci fi feel on FTA, even if it is just a mini-series. I look forward to see what this has to offer.

  19. Pertinax June 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm -

    The problem is that Ten has lots of shows that don’t rate.

    Any network will dump or bump shows that don’t rate, 7&9 much quicker than Ten will because they have a higher share to maintain and more content to try. e.g. The Following, Parades End, Dallas, Strike Back, Killing Time etc.

  20. Zee Kay June 13, 2013 at 1:41 pm -

    Looks intriguing. I also hope Channel 10 stick with it. Thirteen episodes in total. Look forward to seeing Dean Norris from “Breaking Bad” (Hank) in a different role.

  21. deedeedragons June 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm -

    Looks good.

  22. aaron1004 June 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm -

    I dont agree.I will be watching in hd or sd. good on ou ten and not on pay tv!

  23. Kev June 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm -

    @bill I agree. I’ll wait for it in HD, either via iTunes or the inevitable blu-ray release.

  24. Bogues June 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm -

    Given that it is only six episodes (according to Wikipedia), I hope Ten do stick with it if it doesn’t rate too well.

    Or at least move it to Eleven or One at the same time.

  25. Secret Squirrel June 13, 2013 at 11:37 am -

    Finally, something to watch Tuesday evenings. I reckon Ten will take half a mill but hopefully it’ll rate a little higher than that, at least to start with, say 700k.

  26. bill June 13, 2013 at 11:04 am -

    This looks alright, but if they won’t show it in HD then it’s “by other means” for me

  27. Kelly McGann June 13, 2013 at 10:21 am -

    Now lets hope it rates decently so other networks see the benefit of proper fasttracking! I will be watching!

  28. andrewb June 13, 2013 at 9:10 am -

    Yeah – but if it doesn’t rate the first week it will be moved or ditched… this is the problem TEN now have with new shows – who is going to give them a go knowing that if they don’t get the figures they should the show will be moved or taken off???

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