extant premiere ratings halle berry TV ratings: 'Extant' premiere solid but not great for CBS; 'Big Brother' and 'Motive' upFast National ratings for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Halle Berry’s sci-fi drama “Extant” had a decent premiere for CBS, earning over 9 million viewers, but it is several million below CBS’ 2013 summer hit “Under the Dome,” which premiered to 13.5 million a year ago.

Elsewhere, “Big Brother 16” and “Motive” were up by nearly half a million viewers each, while “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Taxi Brooklyn” were both down from a week ago.

“Extant” was the top show of the night, which gave CBS a win in total viewers with an average of 7.3 million and a 4.7 rating/8 share in households. NBC was second with 5.5 million, 3.4/6, followed by ABC with 3.8 million, 2.5/4, FOX at 3.7 million, 2.4/4 and The CW with 792,000 and 0.5/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS also won with a 1.6 rating, followed by NBC (1.3), FOX (1.2), ABC (1.0) and The CW (0.3).

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “Big Brother” (6.1 million viewers, 3.8/7 households)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (5.6 million, 3.5/7)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (4.2 million, 2.7/5)/”The Goldbergs” rerun (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: “iHeart Radio Ultimate Pool Party” (882,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “Big Brother” (1.9)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Extant” premiere (9.4 million, 6.1/10)
“America’s Got Talent” rerun (6.3 million, 3.9/7)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (3.8 million, 2.6/4)/”The Middle” rerun (3.2 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: “iHeart Radio Ultimate Pool Party” (708,000, 0.4/1)/”Whose Line Is it Anyway?” rerun (696,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: “Extant” (1.7)

10 p.m.

NBC: “Taxi Brooklyn” (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (6.5 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: “Motive” (3.9 million, 2.7/5)

18-49 leader: “Criminal Minds” (1.2)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."