The end of Season 6 (and the series) drew a 1.27 rating among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. That is the key demo for entertainment programming, the one that most ad-supported shows use to sell their commercial time. In terms of total viewers, which count anyone age 2 or older, 6.4 million Americans tuned in to say goodbye to the Pearsons.
Both of those numbers mark the NBC drama’s best performance since early on in Season 5. That season’s second episode (a 1.31) was the last to top this one in ratings among (relatively) young adults. The subsequent episode, number 503, was the last one to have more overall viewers with 6.6 million. Both of those episodes had “The Voice” as their lead-ins.
The final “This Is Us” episode actually enjoyed the top rating in