After watching the top new summer program to come along in years fall to season lows on Monday, the Eye announced Tuesday that the season's penultimate episode will be rebroadcast Saturday night at 9.
CBS had aired the men's final of the U.S. Open earlier Monday evening, and coverage didn't wrap until 8:55 p.m. ET. The net opted to stick with its planned comedy repeats, meaning "The Big Bang Theory" did not conclude until about 10:25. The show aired at its regularly scheduled time in the West.
Monday also marked the season premiere of ESPN's "Monday Night Football," which aired a doubleheader that played in primetime on both coasts and likely took away some viewers.
The Saturday night repeat makes sense, as CBS will be able to promote it to a large audience during its coverage of the much-anticipated college football game between Alabama and Texas A&M, scheduled for 3:40 p.m. ET.
"Under the Dome" wraps its first season next Monday.
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