In its first season on CBS, Matt LeBlanc’s Man with a Plan TV show landed in about the middle of the pack, ratings-wise. Can it build up its audience in the second season, or will viewers start to drift away, as they did from The Odd Couple, starring LeBlanc’s fellow Friends vet Matthew Perry? Will Man with a Plan be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
A CBS family comedy, Man with a Plan stars LeBlanc as a contractor named Adam. The cast also includes Liza Snyder, Kevin Nealon, Stacy Keach, Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann, Hala Finley, and Matt Cook. When Adam’s wife, Andi (Snyder), returns to work, this old-school dad has to step up his home game with the kids and finds it harder than he thought possible. Meanwhile, he’s trying to run his business with his brother, Don (Nealon), and put up with bad advice from his father, Joe (Keach). Aside from Andi, Adam’s best ally is his friend, Lowell (Cook). Still, he’s determined to “nail” this job.
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 — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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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.
For comparisons: The first season of Man with a Plan on CBS averaged a 1.24 rating in the 18-49 year old viewer demographic and a total audience of 6.326 million viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Man with a Plan TV series on CBS? Should it be cancelled or renewed for season three?