‘This Is Us’ Abortion Episode Settles for New Series Lows in Both Demo Ratings and Total Viewers

Tony Maglio
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“This Is Us” returned with a particularly heavy (even for this show) episode on Tuesday, when Kate (Chrissy Metz) revealed the story of her teenage pregnancy and subsequent abortion. The NBC drama was the highest-rated show on broadcast television last night, though an “NCIS” rerun an hour earlier actually attracted more overall viewers, with 5.6 million. “This Is Us” settled for new series lows in both the key ratings demo and among total viewers last night. Leading in to “This Is Us” was the Season 2 of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” on its new night. It did just alright (though the former Sunday show reached a new high in viewers) and along with airing a relatively soft “Nurses” episode at 10 p.m., NBC settled for second place in primetime. Also Read: Ratings: Matt James' 'Bachelor' Debut Sets New Lows for a Season Premiere ABC was first in ratings with a 0.7 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 3.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. ABC re-aired Disney movie “The Lion King” (the 2019 one) from 8 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. At 10:30 (on the east coast, at least), ABC went to Georgia...

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