Friday, April 12, 2024

TV Ratings: Halle Berry’s “Extant” May Be Extinct Soon with a 27% Drop


Oscar winner Halle Berry’s foray into TV may be over soon. Her much hyped sci fi CBS series, “Extant,” dropped 27% in the ratings last night from one week ago.

“Extant” scored just a 1.1 in the key demo, even though it did manage to pull in 6.43 million viewers. Still, it didn’t hold much of the lead it was given by annual junk fest, “Big Brother.” On NBC, “America’s Got Talent” swamped the time period.

At this rate, “Extant” will be extinct soon enough. The show has a great provenance, coming from Steven Spielberg and Amblin TV. It has the feel of Spielberg’s Stanley Kubrick film, “AI Artificial Intelligence.” But it’s just not clicking with anyone of any age so far. And CBS is an older skewing network anyway, not the place where hip sci fi is discovered or followed.

Halle, one of my favorite actresses, may be headed back to movies. And soon.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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