TV Ratings: This Is Us Finale Matches High, Council of Dads Premieres Low

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The TV networks are continuing to reap the rewards of more people watching the small screen during these uncertain times. 

This Is Us Season 4 Episode 18 hit best since premiere results, surging to 7.9 million viewers and a 1.7 rating. 

The demo tally is up three-tenths week-to-week, while the total viewer tally is up around 800,000. 

Hanging With Deja - This Is Us Season 4 Episode 18

This is a decent result for the series, which has already been renewed for Seasons 5 and 6. 

Council of Dads launched out of This Is Us with a paltry 3.9 million viewers and a 0.7 rating. 

The demo tally is very concerning when you consider the lead-in and the fact the series is set to take over the This Is Us slot. 

Scott and Luly - Council of Dads Season 1 Episode 1

Ellen's Game of Games started things off for NBC with 6.3 million viewers and a 1.4 rating. 

NCIS (13.1 million viewers/1.3 rating) matched its season high in the demo, but was at a season high in viewers. 

FBI (10.8 million viewers/1.1 rating) was at season highs in total viewers and the demo, while FBI: Most Wanted (9.5 million/1.0 rating) was at series highs. 

Over on ABC, The Conners (6.4 million/1.1 rating), Bless This Mess (4.1 million/0.7 rating), black-ish (2.6 million/0.6 rating), mixed-ish (3 million/0.6 rating) and For Life (2.4 million/0.6 rating)  were all on par with recent results. 

Isaac - Tall  - The Resident Season 3 Episode 19

Fox's The Resident (4.4 million/0.8 rating) and Empire (2.8 million/0.7 rating) were both steady in the demo. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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