'Extant,' 'Criminal Minds' switch time slots

Staff writer

Starting this Wednesday, "Extant" moves to 10 p.m. and "Criminal Minds" will be back at 9.

CBS announced the switch Monday afternoon and promoted it in prime time Monday.

The scheduling moves the Halle Berry drama away from "America's Got Talent," which starts offering live shows this week on NBC. Top acts perform in the 9 p.m. Tuesday edition, and results are announced at 9 p.m. Wednesday. "America's Got Talent" was No. 1 and 2 in last week's national ratings.

This week's "Extant" features Oscar-winner Louis Gossett Jr. as the estranged father of astronaut Molly (Berry). She and her family seek refuge with her dad on an island, but her robot son, Ethan (Pierce Gagnon) is put in jeopardy.

CBS also released ratings that show the "Extant" audience grows dramatically when recorded viewing is included. When live plus 7-day numbers are added, the "Extant" premiere jumps 3 milion viewers to 12.6 million. The show's 18-to-49 audience goes up 50 percent. 

The 9 p.m. Wednesday slot is the usual one for "Criminal Minds."

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