Monday, July 22, 2024

“This Is Us” Penultimate Episode Ranks 4th on Tuesday Night, But Has 2nd Highest Number of Season


“This Is Us” is almost this was us.

Last night’s penultimate offering after six seasons scored very well with viewers. The episode — in which Mandy Moore’s Rebecca passes away in 2032 — pulled the 2nd highest numbers of the season with 5.3 million viewers. They were up 10% in total viewers and 17.2% in the key demo.

Altogether, “This Is Us” was the fourth highest rated show of the evening behind CBS’s “FBI” night.

“This Is Us” concludes next week with a two-parter in which all the events of the last six years are revealed to have secret meanings tied to the fate of the world and the history of treacle as a dessert condiment. Also, Jack is alive and has been living a less syrupy life elsewhere.

PS When I first Mandy Moore many many moons ago she was an excellent singer. She was going to be a pop star. I recently read she has a new album out, and we should all check it out.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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