NBC’s award-winning and top-rated drama series This Is Us will come to an end with its sixth season. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the network is poised to announce on Friday that its time-jumping family tear-jerker from creator Dan Fogelman will close its run during the upcoming 2021-22 broadcast season.
“No new episode of #ThisIsUs tonight – Covid-related production delays in LA have forced us to delay a few weeks,” series creator Dan Fogelman tweeted Tuesday. “But the next few are big ones, and we are close, so we hope you’ll hang in there with us. Sorry!”
NBC is moving up the premiere date of This Is Us to Nov. 10, giving it one of the earliest debuts of any network “fall” drama as production starts to ramp up.
When Sterling K. Brown joked at Sunday’s Emmys that he was going to show up for work “tomorrow”… he was close. This Is Us is poised to start production on its upcoming Season 5 on Thursday, Sept. 24, sources confirm. A rep for the show declined to comment.
The Season 4 debut of This Is Us scored big in delayed viewing, with the episode locking in its place as the No. 1 scripted episode of broadcast premiere week. The episode, which aired on Sept. 24, grew 82% across seven days of delayed viewing for a final rating of 3.35 among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Chrissy Metz calls news stories focusing on abusive behavior by her stepfather while growing up mere “clickbait.” Metz is one of the stars of NBC’s hit series “This Is Us” and has a new book out called “This Is Me” where she writes about her life, including growing up with a […]
NBC kicked off the night with a new episode of The Voice, which averaged a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.99 million viewers. This Is Us followed at 9 with a 2.7 and 10.9 million viewers, up around 20% in both measures from last week’s episode. It was the top-rated show of the night and hit multi-week highs.
This Is Us came nowhere near the massive heights it reached in its post-Super Bowl LII timeslot on Sunday, but the NBC drama still managed to handily top Tuesday night in the key demo. It posted a 2.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.1 million viewers. That’s a far cry from the 9.3 and 27 million viewers the show drew Sunday, but was still plenty good to make it the top-rated show of the night.
The NBC family drama overcame formidable non-broadcast competition, including streaming service Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which is seen by its admirers as a political parable for today and won multiple Emmys and Globes. This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown was honored as best TV drama series actor, becoming the first African-American to win in the category. Julia Louis-Dreyfus captured her third SAG award for her role as a failed politician in HBO’s Veep, which was honored for best comedy series cast.
An audience distracted by the 2016 presidential election and turned off, perhaps, by the absence of star NFL players and better match-ups migrated away from NFL broadcasts last season — which saw overall viewership dip by 8%. Nonetheless, advertisers for the most part are willing to pay more to sponsor the sport than they did last season. Meanwhile, the cost of a 30-second ad in NBC’s Thursday Night Football is up 3.7%, to $524,047. And the cost of a 30-second spot in ESPN’s Monday Night Football has hiked 3.6%, to an average of $385,000.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christian Bale won what embattled Kevin Spacey lost: the privilege of being name-checked on “This Is Us.” Tuesday’s episode of the NBC drama included a 2008 flashback scene in which a struggling actor learns his roommate has gotten a role in a major movie. In the scene filmed before Spacey was […]
With the help of a resurgent Trump-fueled SNL and hit primetime drama This Is Us, NBC picked up 60 Emmy nominations today, putting it third in total nominations behind HBO with 110 and Netflix with 91. ABC, CBS and Fox finished 5th, 6th and 7th in total nominations. The drama series nod for This Is Us is the first for broadcast TV since The Good Wife got one in 2011.
Two weeks after indulging in a good deal of fanfare over the return of its Thursday night “Must-See TV” showcase, NBC has revised its most ambitious fall scheduling moves, sliding This Is Us back to its regular Tuesday 9 p.m. time slot and replacing the hit drama with a second hour of comedy. NBC’s decision to yank what seemed to be one of the more crucial pieces of the Jenga puzzle that is its fall lineup came as a bit of a shock, given how much entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt talked up the new-look Must-See TV block during his May 14 pre-upfront call with media reporters.
After announcing earlier this month that it was relocating breakout smash This Is Us to Thursdays at 9 p.m. next season, NBC has opted not to fix what isn’t broken: The acclaimed drama will stay put on Tuesdays at 9, where it will once again follow The Voice. As a result, NBC is going back to a four-sitcom lineup on Thursdays at 8-10 pm, with Superstore kicking things off at 8, followed by The Good Place (at 8:30), Will & Grace (at 9) and Great News (at 9:30).
NBC’s new series This Is Us finished its first season as the envy of the broadcast network television business — the tear-jerking ensemble drama scored 17.8 million viewers for its March 14 finale and became the top broadcast network drama among the coveted 18-49 demo. This Is Us was beloved by critics — but it took a media village to make it a breakout hit. The show’s launch was backed by a marketing push known as Symphony, in which various divisions of NBCUniversal work together to promote a single project.
Five are off to good starts, and topping the list is This Is Us. The NBC show already ranks high among all shows in adults 18-49, new and returning. Second is CBS’s Kevin Can Wait.
Two of this season’s high-profile new dramas — NBC’s This Is Us and CBS’s Bull — pulled in notable gains over three days of delayed viewing, according to Nielsen’s just released live-plus-3 ratings for the Tuesday premieres.
The DVR playback numbers are in for fall TV premiere week’s Monday and Tuesday offerings, and CBS’s The Big Bang Theory as usual got much bigger, while NBC’s This Is Us solidified its position as a breakout hit.
The 2016-17 TV season is only a few days old, but NBC’s new shows are off to a solid start. Tuesday’s debut of its promising new drama, This Is Us, drew an audience of 10 million, and a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo, which is the highest demo rating of any new fall show to date. That’s a 33% jump in the demo over how Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris performed in the same post-Voice time slot the first Tuesday of last season, and a 69% increase in total viewers.