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Published on NewsOK Modified: July 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm •  Published: July 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 15 about the Nielsen ratings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the CBS series "Extant" marked actress Halle Berry's small screen debut. It is her first starring role in a television series, but not her TV debut.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Halle Berry's 'Extant' leads in TV ratings

Oscar winner Halle Berry gives CBS the lead in weekly TV ratings with new show 'Extant'

By DAVID BAUDER

AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Halle Berry made her debut as the star of a TV series at a spot befitting an Academy Award winner — first place in the television ratings — but it's too early to call her summer drama "Extant" a hit.

The limited run series, in which Berry plays an astronaut who mysteriously returns from a solo space mission pregnant, had 9.6 million viewers for its first episode on CBS last week, the Nielsen Co. said.

That was enough to make it the most-watched prime-time show during the week. By comparison, the second-season debut of "Under the Dome" a week earlier had 9.4 million viewers, a number considered disappointing given its hit status a year earlier.

With time-shifted viewing within three days of the premiere added in — people who watched a recording afterward — "Under the Dome" had 13.2 million viewers. The extra days boosted the total viewership for "Extant" to 11.9 million.

NBC's "Welcome to Sweden," a comedy starring Amy Poehler's younger brother Greg, debuted Thursday with 3.5 million viewers. That made it the No. 58 show for the week.

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