Ratings: Halle Berry’s ‘Extant’ Rebounds Slightly From Soft Premiere

Fox’s “MasterChef” grows 21 percent, enough to tie NBC reruns atop key demo


With the lightly viewed Fourth of July period in their rearview mirrors, Fox’s “MasterChef” and CBS’ “Extant” (pictured above) both rose by double digits week-over-week in the key 18-49 demographic.

For Fox, the gain was enough to tie NBC’s all-rerun lineup atop the main demo. CBS ended up first in total viewers.

The only other Wednesday original episodes across the English-language broadcast nets — “Bullseye,” “Celebrity Wife Swap,” and “Big Brother” — were all flat in the demo.

NBC and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC was second in total viewers with 5 million, according to preliminary numbers, airing just reruns. Fox was third in total viewers with an average of 3.8 million.

For Fox, “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. rose to a 1.7/7 and 4.8 million viewers. “Bullseye” at 9 p.m. had a 0.9/3 and 2.7 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.2/4, but first in viewers with 5.4 million. “Big Brother” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.9/8 and 5.8 million viewers. Following a repeat, “Extant” increased 14 percent to a 0.8/3 and 5.1 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and fifth in viewers with 2.4 million.

ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fourth in viewers with 3.5 million. Following reruns, “Celebrity Wife Swap” at 10 got a 0.8/3 and 3.2 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million, airing just reruns.