TV ratings: 'Extant' fairly steady, 'Big Brother' rises Wednesday

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extant-episode-2-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Episode 2 of "Extant" held up reasonably well for CBS Wednesday, dropping just one-tenth of a point in adults 18-49 and helping CBS score an across-the-board win for the night.

"Big Brother" also ticked up a little, keeping its spot as the night's top show in the 18-49 demographic. FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance," however, was down.

CBS averaged 6.5 million viewers and a 4.1 rating/7 share for the night, topping second-place NBC (5.55 million, 3.5/6) by about a million viewers. FOX (3.6 million, 2.3/4) edged ABC (3.5 million, 2.4/4) for third. The CW trailed with 724,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

The Eye also led the 18-49 race with a 1.5 rating. NBC came in second with a 1.1, followed by FOX, 1.0; ABC, 0.9; and The CW, 0.3.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother" (6.3 million viewers, 3.9/7 households)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (5.6 million, 3.6/7)
ABC: "The Middle" rerun (3.9 million, 2.6/5)/"The Goldbergs" rerun (3.6 million, 2.3/4)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.7 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "Arrow" rerun (971,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (2.0)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Extant" (7.9 million, 4.9/8)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (6.3 million, 3.9/7)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.55 million, 2.3/4)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (3.7 million, 2.5/4)/"The Middle" rerun (3.2 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: "The 100" rerun (476,000, 0.3/1)

18-49 leader: "Extant" (1.5)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Criminal Minds" rerun (5.5 million, 3.6/7)
NBC: "Taxi Brooklyn" (4.8 million, 3.1/6)
ABC: "Motive" (3.4 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: "Criminal Minds" (1.1)

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