Chicago Fire: NBC Orders Five More Scripts

The peacock network has reportedly ordered five additional scripts for Chicago Fire. The news comes a few days after NBC ordered five more scripts for sitcom Guys with Kids.

Chicago Fire follows the working heroes of Chicago Firehouse 51; the firefighters, rescue squad, and paramedics. The stresses of their jobs affect their personal and professional relationships and often have long-lasting reprocussions. The TV show’s cast includes Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Lauren German, Monica Raymund, Charlie Barnett, Teri Reeves, David Eigenberg and Eamonn Walker.

The new drama hasn’t been a big success in the ratings thus far. Chicago Fire debuted to a disappointing 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.61 million total viewers. In week two, the numbers dropped to a 1.5 rating with 5.85 million.

Last night, the numbers perked up a bit and landed the 1.8 rating with 6.3 million, per the fast affiliates. Aside from Friday’s Grimm, Chicago Fire is currently NBC’s lowest rated hour drama.

The network’s ordering of five more scripts for Chicago Fire is likely a way to keep the show on track while the network execs watch the next few weeks of ratings and decide if they want to put any more episodes into production.

What do you think? Have you been watching Chicago Fire on NBC? Do you think NBC should order more episodes or should they cancel it instead?

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  1. Romi Cole says

    I love this show,please give them another chance.Nbc is very well known to cancel the good shows and keep the crazy reality shows take them off. I can’t watch it the night it runs,but I have TiVo all of them along with the only other good series Law and order. So,I believe your ratings are incorrect. I’m ju asking that they ahave.aChan

  2. Anonymous says

    It’s been great and I think it should b given a chance. It’s way worse shows out there. Dis one is definitely a keeper!!

  3. Chris says

    Give It a Chance MASH was thought to go down the drain after 10 episode b ut on the last episode after 11 seasons there were more than 200 TV,News, and News paper Reporters wanting to film the last episode live So give it a chance!!!!!!! It Might Take 1 or 2 seasons but i think it will be a great show!!!!

  4. gaen says

    Love it, and I say give it a chance. The set up of characters and story lines surpass any show I’ve seen in a while. NBC has a record of canceling shows i like too soon, tho. In today’s network climate even ER would prob be canceled too soon. Also the demo networks go after is really young. I dont know many college age students that watch TV.

  5. Deana says

    I am loving the show. Must say I have not watched anything on NBC since the cancellation of Third Watch. I really like this show and see it getting better and better. I actually look forward to watching and would be very disappointed if it were cancelled before it can be fine tuned. Please give it a chance.

  6. Sam says

    As a firefighter i can relate to this show and it is so far better than rescue me. I think nbc needs to keep it,because i believe the show can only get better. And sadly nbc does have a bad habit of getting rid of their good shows. So hopefully they will make the right decision and keep this one.

  7. Lisa says

    Chicago Fire’s been a good show. Slow to start, but definitely picking up. It runs opposite Nashville, which I also watch and am enjoying a bit more (but I DVR them both). This week it just started to get really good, so hopefully people catch on and give it a chance.

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  9. SNAPPS says

    Chicago Fire’s been a great show and it’s been better than expected. I’m glad to hear five more scripts have been ordered. I love to watch primetime and it’s mainly what I view when I’m home. I hate working the evening shift and it makes it hard to get all my primetime shows at that time and having to deal with conflicting timers.

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