"Extant" is CBS' attempt to create another summer hit with the help of executive producer
According to preliminary numbers from Nielsen, the premiere averaged 9.42 million viewers, making it the most-watched broadcast television show of the night. It earned a rating of 1.7 among the key demographic of 18- to 49-year-old viewers, which is not astronomical but still makes it the highest-rated summer premiere for a new series.
For comparison, "Under the Dome" opened last summer with well more than 13 million viewers and a 3.3 in the 18-49 demo, though it has dropped off this season, most recently notching a 1.7.
Older viewers turned out for "Extant," evidenced by the big 2.4 rating it got in the 25-54 age demographic.
In 18-49, the night's top show was CBS' lead-in to "Extant," the reality TV stalwart
Elsewhere in broadcast TV,