CBS is scuttling plans to devote valuable prime-time real estate during premiere week to a show that has been a ratings disappointment. Variety reports that the Tiffany Network has booted the finale of the Halle Berry drama “Extant” from premiere week.
Instead, the network will air episodes of “Survivor” and “Big Brother” on the opening Wednesday of the new TV season.
“The move is not a surprise, as sluggish ratings for ‘Extant’ suggest it wouldn’t have held up well opposite season premieres of shows like ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Law & Order: SVU.’ Instead, the drama will wrap its first season a week earlier, on Sept. 17,” the piece reports.
“Extant’s” most recent episode averaged a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.92 million total viewers.