TV ratings: 'Extant' premiere solid but not great for CBS; 'Big Brother' and 'Motive' up

extant-premiere-ratings-halle-berry.jpgFast 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 )
FOX:
"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)
NBC:
"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)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.
Photo/Video credit: CBS