The original television version of The Odd Couple ran for five seasons on ABC and Jack Klugman and Tony Randall were beloved in their roles as Oscar and Felix. How will this new version perform in the ratings for CBS? Will it be a hit or a flop? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
On this version of 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. Other castmembers are Lindsay Sloane, Wendell Pierce, and Yvette Nicole Brown.
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.
5/12 update: CBS has renewed The Odd Couple for a second season.
Final season averages: 2.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.77 million total viewers.
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Note: 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 new Odd Couple TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a second season?