It’s pretty rare that a TV show that’s launched very late in the season becomes a success in the ratings. Could American Odyssey on NBC be an exception? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season instead?
On the American Odyssey TV show, an international cover-up explodes when the lives of a female Special Forces soldier, a disillusioned corporate lawyer, and a political activist from a privileged family unexpectedly collide. The cast includes Anna Friel, Peter Facinelli, Jake Robinson, Jim True-Frost, Sadie Sink, Omar Ghazaoui, Nate Mooney, Elena Kampouris, Daniella Pineda, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Treat Williams.
The series debuted on April 4th to a 1.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.37 million total viewers. That was a very poor premiere but the ratings got much worse in week two, dropping more than 24%, to a 0.81 rating in the demo and 4.05 million.
The ratings for American Odyssey then plunged again in week three, falling to a 0.52 rating with 3.11 million. Last week’s episode held pretty steady in the demo but dropped another 10% in viewership.
Unless the numbers take a stunning change of course quickly, there’s little question that NBC will cancel this TV show. The ratings are just too terrible to justify a second season.
At this point, the real question is if the network will pull American Odyssey from the schedule before all of the remaining eight episodes have aired. They could go either way.
NBC cancelled and pulled low-rated Allegiance from the Thursday night schedule after five episodes but released the eight unaired installments online. Conversely, they let the remaining episodes of The Slap mini-series air. We’ll have to wait and see what they do.
But, what do you think? Do you like the American Odyssey TV show? Why is it performing so poorly? If you ran the network, would you cancel or renew this series for a second season?
Good show should go for 2 season
This is an a b as dilute brilliant series..we can’t wait unti the next episode..please do not lt it be cancelled…the PR for the show was lacking..the actors are great and the characters leave you wanting more….let’s try again and have season 2
Absolutely thrilled with the show !!! Please do not cancel. A great show. Poor ratings. I don’t get it what’s wrong with people?? What do they want preppy reality shows ??
This is one of the best tv shows I have ever watched, at give us another season so we know how it ends
I loved the show- seems like when there’s a good show on it gets cancel.
I also loved this show . PLEASE bring it back.
I LOVED the show so much that I actually “Googled” it to see WHEN or IF it was coming back!
I loved American Odyssey! I couldn’t wait until it aired each week! I pray they renew it as I need to see how it ends!!!! Come on NBC just 8 epidisodes left!
I believe the real reason it was cancelled was that it was too close to a real situation, just like Last Resort.
Bill……Boy I think you have something there with your comment about Season One of American Odyssey. It had a very good story to share and may be too much like what is happening today.
Could NBC perhaps have gotten ‘cold feet’ to continue with another Season because of this ???? If so………….stand up NBC and do what’s right……continue with a Season Two for Pete’s Sake !!
I really enjoyed American Odyssey at the least we should get a ending:(
It would be nice if NBC would have a conclusion to this show. Seems like they could effectively wrap things up in one or two 2 hour episodes. Not only would this make the followers happy, it would make the show more likely to sell as a DVD..which no one is going to buy as is. It seems any show that involves military or political controversy / conspiracy, particularly if it is at all cerebral tanks in one season. Rubicon is a good example.
Really loved this show and I don’t know why because the writing was only adequate and the only characters on the show that showed any common sense were the Moroccan boy and daughter of the missing soldier. The actions of the other characters were unbelievably stupid especially considering the positions they supposedly had on the show. It was like a rewrite of The Following where the FBI could not walk a straight line. But the young man and the daughter were logical and so realistic they broke your heart. I was looking forward to the young man coming to USA… Read more »
It rare to see a show that was this good and then to have it canceled shows just how stupid the network is.
Am sure you get it now that we all are saying don’t cancel, but if you feel you must then you must.
This show I must say is better than The Black List. It must be a come back in 2016, till the whole show finialy comes to an end just like “Home Land”.