CBS premiered the highly anticipated new summer series Under the Dome last night and viewers showed up in droves to check out what was going on in Chester’s Mill. As a result, CBS has decided to make the premiere episode available online to watch via free streaming.
A total of 13.5 million viewers tuned to the Under the Dome series premiere on the same night the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins to win the Stanley Cup. In the 18-49 demo, Under the Dome pulled an impressive 3.3 that will likely start kick-start Season 2 talks within the upper echelons of the network.
The free streaming premiere will be the only episode from the 13 total that will be available to stream for free; that is unless you’re an Amazon Prime member. CBS and Amazon struck a deal earlier this year that gave Amazon exclusive streaming rights to the show, and Amazon chose to make all episodes available to stream for free to Prime members four days after their premiere over the air. Non-Prime members will be able to purchase individual episodes for an as-of-yet determined cost.
Amazon is already prepping for the home video release and has made available a standard and limited collector’s edition set of Under the Dome: Season 1 available for pre-order. The limited edition set comes housed in a little dome and Chester’s Mill replica case that you can salivate over below. It’s like a snow globe, only with a bloody hand print in place of the snow.
Watch the free online streaming Under the Dome series premiere right here, then be sure to head to Amazon for a closer look at the limited collector’s edition case and to place your pre-order, while supplies last.