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In unprecedented renewal, NBC's beloved Pearson family drama 'This Is Us' picked up for 3 seasons

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Tue, May 14th 2019 09:20 am
`This Is Us` season three. From left: Chris Sullivan as Toby, Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson, Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson, Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson, Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson and Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth Pearson. (NBC photo)
"This Is Us" season three. From left: Chris Sullivan as Toby, Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson, Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson, Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson, Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson and Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth Pearson. (NBC photo)

#1 series in 18-49 demo will continue its momentum with stories that look both back and ahead

One of the most celebrated TV series on any platform since its launch in 2016, ratings powerhouse “This Is Us” has been renewed by NBC for the next three seasons.

NBC said, “The unprecedented three-year pickup signifies the network’s utmost confidence in the series that has become part of the pop culture zeitgeist.”

The announcement was made by Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, presidents of scripted programming, NBC Entertainment.

“In a television landscape with nearly 500 original scripted series, there are very few, if any, that have the critical and cultural impact of ‘This Is Us’ and we couldn’t be more proud to bring fans three more seasons of a show that so well represents the NBC brand,” Katz and Pakosta said. “A huge ‘Thank you’ and congratulations to our executive producers, cast and crew who reach new heights every week with the show’s inventive and compelling storytelling.”

For the 2018-19 season, “This Is Us” averaged a 3.79 rating in adults 18-49 and 13.8 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” Nielsens, currently making it the season’s No. 1 entertainment series on any broadcast network in 18-49, as well as the No. 2 drama in total viewers.

In addition, “This Is Us” generated television’s biggest lift going from “live plus same day” to L+7 Nielsens, growing by 1.78 rating points. When 35 days of linear and projected non-linear viewership are added, “This Is Us” more than triples its 2.01 L+SD rating, increasing to a 6.94.

“This Is Us” and its cast have won many top awards, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, an Emmy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Awards for Sterling K. Brown for Best Actor in a Drama Series and three AFI Awards for Program of the Year.

 

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