Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Season 5 Premiere Declines vs Dodgers World Series Win on Fox

But NBC drama is still Tuesday’s highest-rated entertainment show

“This Is Us” returned to the airwaves Tuesday night as the Commissioner’s Trophy returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first time in 32 years.

Though the NBC drama dropped double digits (on a percentage basis) from last year’s comparable season premiere, it faced some seriously difficult competition. Beyond the World Series-clinching Game 6, “This Is Us” also went up against a pretty buzzy “Bachelorette.” (At least, the first hour of the two-hour “This Is Us” did.)

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Tony Maglio

Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio