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‘This is Us’ gets boost from Super Bowl slot

NEW YORK

Super Bowl ratings may have been slightly down for NBC, but the network’s entertainment division was buoyed by the showing of “This is Us” after the game.

The second-year drama scored with an episode that explains how the character of Jack Pearson, played by Milo Ventimiglia, died in the aftermath of a fire. The show was seen by just under 27 million people, its largest audience ever and the highest for any show with the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot in six years.

NBC’s habit is generally to give its hottest entertainment show that slot when it telecasts the game. Three years ago, it was “The Blacklist,” and six years ago it was “The Voice.”

The Super Bowl itself was seen by 103.4 million people, down 7 percent from the 2017 game. It will still wind up the most-watched television program for the year.

With the help of the game, NBC averaged 23.1 million viewers in prime time.

For the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: Super Bowl: Philadelphia vs. New England, NBC, 103.39 million; “Super Bowl Post-Game,” NBC, 73.45 million; “This is Us,” NBC, 26.97 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 14.7 million; “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 12.92 million; “State of the Union,” Fox News, 11.72 million; “State of the Union Analysis,” Fox News, 10.51 million; “State of the Union Preview,” Fox News, 9.95 million; “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 9.32 million; “Mom,” CBS, 9.11 million.

Jenner, Scott name baby girl Stormi

NEW YORK

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have named their baby girl Stormi.

Jenner posted the name on Instagram on Tuesday with a photo of the baby’s tiny hand grasping her pink-polished thumb. The post was viewed more than 129,000 times by Tuesday afternoon.

Jenner said she opted to be private and stress free while preparing for the “role of a lifetime.”

Stormi was born Feb. 1, weighing in at 8 pounds, 8 ounces.

Associated Press

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