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‘The Odd Couple’ Quietly Concludes on CBS

Fourth Season of the Revival Sitcom is Not Expected

MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 4.0/ 7, CBS: 4.0/ 6, Fox: 2.7/ 4, NBC: 2.6/ 4, CW: 1.2/ 2

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +50, ABC: -13, CBS: -32, Fox: -50

Ratings Breakdown:
Led by “The Bachelor,” ABC finished this final Monday in January tied with CBS for first in household rating, with the two networks besting distant No. 3 Fox by 1.3 rating points. “The Bachelor” (#1: 4.9 rating/8 share) continues to squash NBC’s competing “Celebrity Apprentice” (2.7/ 4) in the 8-10 p.m. block, with a household rating advantage of 81 percent. Comparably, “The Bachelor” dropped by only nine percent from the 5.4/ 8 on the year-ago evening. But relocated lead-out “Quantico” dropped the ratings’ ball at 10 p.m., with a third-place 2.1/ 3.

First at 10 p.m. was an encore telecast of “Scorpion” on CBS (3.5/ 6), followed by “Timeless” on NBC at a slim 2.4/ 4. Needless to say, there is no reason to expect a second season of “Timeless.”

In season – or series – finale news, two episodes of CBS sitcom “The Odd Couple” finished second in the 9 p.m. hour, with a 3.8/ 6 and 3.5/ 6, respectively, in the two half-hours. While that could be worse, a fourth season of this revival is highly unlikely.

Earlier in the evening on CBS were repeats of “The Big Bang Theory” (#1 for the evening: 5.6/ 9) and “Kevin Can Wait” (#2: 4.1/ 6) from 8-9 p.m.

Elsewhere, “Supergirl” on The CW remains the real deal at a 1.8/ 3 (#5) in the 8 p.m. hour. But lead-in “Jane the Virgin” (#5: 0.7/ 1 at 9 p.m.) survives by critical acclaim only. Fox dramas “Gotham” (#4: 2.5/ 4) and “Lucifer” (#4: 2.8/ 5) were at typical modest household overnight levels, which should still be enough to warrant renewals for next season.

Here is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, January 30, 2017:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 5.3/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 5.6/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Celebrity Apprentice”: 2.8/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.8/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.9/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait” (R): 4.1/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Celebrity Apprentice”: 2.6/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.7/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.8/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “The Odd Couple”: 3.8/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Celebrity Apprentice”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.8/ 4 (#3)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.8/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “The Odd Couple” (season or series finale): 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Celebrity Apprentice”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Quantico”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion” (R): 3.5/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Timeless”: 2.4/ 4 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Quantico”: 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion” (R): 3.4/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Timeless”: 2.3/ 4 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Wow Celebrity Apprentice is doing horribly… I’m sure after this season, it’s the last we’ll see of that show for a while.