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JUL
24
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TV Ratings: 'Extant' and 'Motive' Take Hits, 'Taxi Brooklyn' Rises

The post-"Talent" NBC import ties CBS' Halle Berry starrer in its third week.

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"Extant"

Big Brother and America's Got Talent shared bragging rights on Wednesday night for the Big Four's top-rated series, each averaging a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. For the CBS show, that marks a 10 percent boost from last week, while America's Got Talent was steady in its first outing for the night.

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The series' respective lead-outs also tied with a 1.1 rating in the key demo, though for CBS' Extant that meant a four-tenths of a point hit in its third episode. NBC's Taxi Brooklyn was at a series high thanks to its new lead-in.

It will be another week before live-plus-7 ratings come in for the premiere of Extant, but the first two episodes have averaged a three-day lift of 0.6 points with adults 18-49.

So You Think You Can Dance averaged a 1.1 rating with adults under 50 on Fox, steady with last week. And ABC's Motive hit a series low at 10 p.m. It shed two-tenths of a point to a 0.6 in the demo.