If you happened to miss the series premiere of the new CBS show Under the Dome, this is just a friendly reminder that it's now available to stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video.
And this is not a one-time thing. All episodes of Under the Dome will hit Amazon Prime Instant Video just four days after their original broadcast, thanks to a deal Amazon made with CBS back in February. It's an exclusive deal, meaning no other streaming service offers the show. Not only that, but you can't even stream it on CBS.com anymore - each episode only stays up on there for the first three days after airing.
Yeah, it's all confusing - but the point is that the most current episode of Under the Dome will always be available to stream four days after air on Amazon Prime.
“Stephen King's stories have entertained readers for decades and Under the Dome has been a very popular book with Amazon customers," said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “We're excited to offer this highly anticipated CBS series exclusively to Prime customers at no additional cost during its current television season."
Under the Dome is based on a 2009 Stephen King novel of the same name. It deals with a small New England town that is suddenly cut off from the rest of the world by an giant, transparent dome. It’s being produced by Steve Spielberg’s Amblin Television
Monday's big premiere was just that - big. The show garnered an impressive 13.1 million viewers and a 3.2 rating in the target 18-49 age group.
After the premiere, however, some fans of the book were a bit perturbed by some differences between it an the TV show. Stephen King wrote an open letter to his fans, telling them that it's ok to enjoy to book for what it is and the TV show for what it is.
"If you loved the book when you first read it, it’s still there for your perusal. But that doesn’t mean the TV series is bad, because it’s not. In fact, it’s very good. And, if you look closely, you’ll see that most of my characters are still there, although some have been combined and others have changed jobs," said King.