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TV Ratings: ‘Extant’ premiere misses ‘Dome’ numbers but leads CBS Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

The series premiere of the Halle Berry drama “Extant” didn't come close to either the first or second season premiere numbers for “Under the Dome,” but CBS' latest summer event series still helped the network win Wednesday in all measures.

Actually, among young viewers, “Extant” couldn't even hold onto its “Big Brother” lead-in, but CBS is probably pleased that the sci-fi series added viewers at the half-hour and didn't drop in the key demo.

Among other Wednesday notables, “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Taxi Brooklyn” both posted very small declines.

On to the numbers…

Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 1.6 rating for Wednesday primetime, tops in the key demographic. NBC was second in the key demo with a 1.3 rating, followed closely by FOX's 1.2 rating and the 1.0 key demo rating for ABC. The CW averaged a 0.3 key demo rating for the night.

Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 7.34 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/8 share for Wednesday night, comfortably ahead of the 5.55 million viewers and 3.4/6 for NBC. ABC averaged a 2.5/4 and 3.77 million viewers, edging out the 2.4/4 and 3.71 million viewers for FOX. The CW averaged a 0.5/1 and 792,000 viewers for the night.

8 p.m. – “Big Brother” led the 8 p.m. hour for CBS with 6.11 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's “America's Got Talent” repeat averaged 5.645 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating for second. ABC's repeats of “The Middle” and “The Goldbergs” averaged 3.94 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating, compared to the 3.675 million viewers and 1.2 key demo rating for FOX's “So You Think You Can Dance.” The CW's IHeart Radio Ultimate Pool Party thing averaged 882,000 viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating.

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