If you have not caught NBC’s This Is Us, you better start now because it’s not going anywhere! The NBC touching, human drama has officially been renewed by the network for two more seasons! In fact, NBC ordered the upcoming seasons with a minimum of 18 installments each.
The series features an ensemble cast led by: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones.
As for Hartley, who soap fans miss as Adam Newman on Y&R, his performances as Kevin Pearson on the primetime series have made many take notice, and that there is an extraordinary future ahead for this talented gent.
Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment expressed: “We all got our wish that this is a hit show. This Is U is as good as anything we’ve ever had, we’re thrilled to renew it for two seasons and there’s no doubt it will have a long life on NBC. On behalf of everyone at NBC, we’re grateful for the artistry of the cast, crew, and producers assembled by our gifted creator, Dan Fogelman. In a world where there are literally hundreds of television dramas, we’re proud to have one of the very best that is also one of the highest-rated.”
According to an NBC press release: ”This Is Us is averaging a 4.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 14.6 million viewers overall in ‘live plus seven day’ results from Nielsen Media Research, making it the #1 new show of the season in 18-49 and television’s #4 entertainment series in that key demographic. It returned to the schedule this last week after a five-week break and set a new ‘live plus same day’ series record in adults 18-49 (3.0 rating). This episode also set a new series record in L+3 (18-49) with a 4.6 rating, delivering NBC’s top rating in the timeslot with scripted programming since April 2008.
To date, 72 million total viewers have viewed the first 10 episodes in some fashion on all platforms. Linear viewership plus views on all devices of the pilot episode since Sept. 20 stands at an estimated 10.0 rating in the 18-49 demo. The show to date is averaging an estimated 8.3 rating in 18-49 most current data (includes long-tail viewing through various number of days available per episode, i.e. 114 days for the pilot, 107 days for episode 2, etc.). On digital platforms, This Is Us is NBC’s most-viewed series premiere on record, more than doubling the network’s previous record for most one-day views of a debuting series across NBC digital platforms.
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