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.