NBC has given an unprecedented three-year pickup to a drama series that the network says is “one of the most celebrated TV series on any platform since its launch in 2016.”
Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, presidents of Scripted Programming for NBC Entertainment, announced the pickup for “This Is Us.”
In a joint statement, they said: “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. 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.”
The announcement adds: “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, making it currently the season’s #1 entertainment series on any broadcast network in 18-49, as well as the #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.”
The show and its cast have won 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.
Dan Fogelman, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Ken Olin, Charlie Gogolak and Jess Rosenthal executive produce. “This Is Us” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
Here’s a new clip posted by NBC to announce the renewal …