Why It’s us ends on NBC
It’s us Creator Dan Fogelman has hinted that the series will end around Season 6 for years.
In a 2019 Hollywood journalist In interview, after the Season 3 finale aired he said, “Our characters all come together as we approach what I like to think of as sort of the middle of the TV series. They’re at a real crossroads… where you find the characters right now, you’re in the middle of their story. If you were at the movies, you would be by the time you’re about an hour into the movie wondering what’s going to happen. “
In a second Hollywood journalist article at around the same time, Fogelman clarified these comments. He said, “I’m talking about being in the middle of the show, I’m talking about the stories of the characters and the arcs. I mean, my writers and I have carefully crafted a plan for the rest of the TV series that goes way beyond next season. ”
Shortly thereafter, the series was renewed for three seasons at a time, bringing it to season 6. However, it was decided not to take the series beyond this point. This is a decision that may have been made some time ago. Hollywood journalist announced the renewal of three seasons in 2019, they said it will likely end after the sixth season.
At the time of this three-season renewal, NBC Script Programming Presidents Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta released a statement: “In a television landscape with nearly 500 original scripted series, there are very few, if any, which have the impact of It’s us and we couldn’t be more proud to bring fans three more seasons of a show that represents the NBC brand so well. “
The show comes out with high ratings. According to the TV series finale, the show is the most-watched scripted show on NBC among 18- to 49-year-olds, key to prime-time advertisers. It is the only scripted show on the network to achieve more than one population rating, meaning that one percent of all viewers in that population watch the show.
The show has an average total audience of 5.7 million people per episode in its current season. This makes it the fourth most viewed scripted series by total viewers, behind the three Chicago shows (With, Fire and PD).
Although the show has lost a few viewers in its current season, losing 18% of total viewers and 29% of viewers in the 18-49 demographic, the show remains a hit with regular audiences. , which means this is the rare network show. to be able to exit at height.
The show is currently in its fifth season, which is scheduled to end on May 25. The sixth and final season should then take place from fall 2021 to May 2022.
All episodes of It’s us so far (seasons 1-5) are now streaming on Hulu.