Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Halle Berry “Extant” Series Moves, And Loses About Half a Million Viewers


I am baffled: Halle Berry’s show “Extant” moved to Wednesday nights and did worse than it had on Sundays. Last night “Extant” got the same 1.1 in the key demo. But it dropped from 6.43 to 5.91 million total viewers. A half million people vanished in the move. (Maybe it’s like when my parents moved houses and misplaced boxes in storage. I told my mom, they’ll turn up!)

“Extant” just isn’t clicking. I’m a big Halle Berry fan. She’s a movie star. But not enough people are watching. And the ones who are watching are probably my age or older. This is ok for summer, but for the real TV season. Maybe Les Moonves should move “Extant” to Showtime. That’s what I would do, but no one asked me.

Meantime, “Sharknado 2” was a big hit, scoring 3.9 million viewers. The original “Sharknado” did a 1.4. And you say America doesn’t appreciate quality filmmaking!

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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