A new Tv adaptation of author Stephen King's thriller Under The Dome has launched in the U.S. with record-breaking ratings.

The series debuted on Monday night (24Jun13) with over 13 million viewers, making it the most-watched summer drama opener on any network since 1992.

The Tv project, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, is based on King's 2009 novel about a New England town suddenly enclosed by a giant dome.