Extant Gets Later Wednesday Time Slot

Extant New Time Slot

Following two consecutive weeks of ratings declines, CBS’ Extant is getting a new (and improved?) launching pad.

Beginning with this Wednesday’s episode, the sci-fi-tinged summer series will air an hour later, at 10/9c, leading out of Criminal Minds repeats.

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CBS earlier this summer pulled off a similar switcheroo, placing the new Sunday series Reckless after the established drama Unforgettable. That swap stabilized Reckless‘ numbers while also boosting the Poppy Montgomery starrer.

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At last tally, Extant with its third episode drew 6.5 million total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating, down a good 30 percent from its debut.