8:36am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Extant' Wraps Season 2, 'Carmichael' Finale Dips
Big Brother earned Wednesday bragging rights for the broadcast networks, averaging an even 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 and topping all other series for the night.
Lead-out Extant was slightly improved from the prior week, but the sophomore finale of the modestly performing Halle Berry drama was off three-tenths of a point from its season ender last summer. It took a 0.7 rating with adults 18-49 for the night.
NBC kicked off the night with a steady outing of America's Got Talent (1.8 adults) before back-to-back original episodes of The Carmichael Show. Filling the freshman comedy's short six-episode order, both half-hours were down two-tenths of a point from last week's comparable outings with 1.0 and 0.9 ratings in the key demo. Still Carmichael proved a solid addition to the network's late summer shows.
New (and steady) episodes of MasterChef (1.5 adults) and Home Free (1.1 adults) filled Fox's two-hour primetime block, while the CW saw America's Next Top Model (0.6 adults) improve two-tenths of a point before an even episode of A Wicked Offer (0.2 adults).