Despite a big drop in the ratings, CBS renewed The Odd Couple for another round of 13 episodes. Will the numbers improve this time? Will the series be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season instead? Stay tuned.
On The Odd Couple, endearing slob Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry) is a sports-writer and uptight neat freak Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon) is a photographer. They’re two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their marriages. Despite how exasperated Oscar and Felix make each other, in the end, these mismatched friends agree they can help each other move on from their divorces. Somehow they seem to make their crazy living arrangement work. Lindsay Sloane, Wendell Pierce, and Yvette Nicole Brown round out the sitcom’s cast.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The second season of The Odd Couple on CBS averaged a 1.41 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.74 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like The Odd Couple TV series on CBS? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for season four?