Halle Berry's 'Extant' Bumped To Later Timeslot After Modest Ratings
CBS is moving Extant, which stars Oscar-winner Halle Berry, from the 9 to 10 p.m. timeslot on Wednesday evenings.
Extant Gets New Timeslot
Just three weeks into its freshman season, Extant’s ratings are causing some concern for CBS. The network believes that the show might have a better chance picking up viewers at 10 p.m. following a Criminal Minds rerun, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Extant has been trying to feed off a lead-in from Big Brother, however the series is only getting about half of Big Brother’s rating.
Extant’s premiere had 9.6 million total viewers and a 1.6 rating with adults aged 18-49. It’s third episode, however, had only 6.5 million viewers in the key demographic and a rating of 1.1.
There’s still hope for Extant to succeed in viewership, as the show also appears on Amazon Prime four days after it airs on CBS. Though the exact numbers aren’t publically available yet, Extant is currently the top-performing show for Amazon U.K.
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Extant, produced by Stephen Spielberg, is a science-fiction drama that stars Berry as an astronaut who recently returned to Earth after a yearlong solo mission in space. Upon her return to her normal life, she struggles to get back into the swing of things with her scientist husband (Goran Visnjic) and their son (Pierce Gagnon).
Michael O’Neill, Camryn Manheim, Sergio Harford, Maury Sterling, Hiroyuki Sanada and Meryl Streep’s daughter, Grace Gummer, also star.
Extant will next air on CBS Wednesday, July 30 at 10/9c.
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