NBC is staying in business with the Pearson family! The network announced today that it has renewed broadcast television’s highest-rated primetime drama series for an additional three seasons. The renewal comes as the network also revealed its fall 2019-20 television schedule, leaving the show in its longtime Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT timeslot.
“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,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “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 series stars Milo Ventimiglia (“Gilmore Girls,” “American Dreams”), Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley (“The Young and the Restless,” “Passions”), Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Sullivan.
This marks the second multi-year renewal the network has handed the 20th Century Fox Television produced drama series. Following its unprecedented first season run, the network ordered two additional seasons. Today’s renewal ensures the show will continue airing through at least its sixth season.
For the season, “This Is Us” has a 3.79 rating in Adults 18-49 and 13.8 million viewers overall when factoring in delayed viewing figures. The show is the #1 entertainment series in Adults 18-49 and is a competitive #2 in total viewers, behind only “NCIS.”
The show currently generates television’s biggest lift in delayed viewing, growing by as much as 1.78 rating points in Live+7. 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.
In tandem to today’s pickup announcement, the network released a special online exclusive message for its viewers, thanking them for their continued support.
You can watch the clip below.
— Justin Hartley (@justinhartley) May 12, 2019
May 12th, 2016, #thisisus was picked up to series. Today, we were picked for 3 MORE SEASONS. Thanks to @nbc but also thank you to our loyal fans for allowing us the gift of bringing these stories to life. This job is one you wait a lifetime for & we’re all forever grateful. pic.twitter.com/D0ht6xPs6B
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) May 12, 2019
— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) May 12, 2019
Three years ago, we were live tweeting the premiere of our TV show, hoping someone, anyone might watch…
— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) May 12, 2019