Many believed that The Odd Couple had been cancelled by CBS but the network has finally gotten around to airing season two. With such little time left in the season, they’re sometimes airing episodes two or three times in a week. Could the long wait be an indication that the execs have lost interest in the sitcom? How will it do in the ratings? Cancelled or renewed for season three? 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. Lindsay Sloane, Wendell Pierce, and Yvette Nicole Brown round out the 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 first season of The Odd Couple averaged a 2.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.77 million viewers.
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 like The Odd Couple TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?