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Chicago Fire: Season One ratings

NBC TV show Chicago Fire - ratingsNBC’s ratings still need rescuing and they’re hoping Chicago Fire is up to the task. Will this new TV show be cancelled after one season or become Dick Wolf’s next long-running series instead? Stay tuned.

Revolving around firefighters and paramedics in the windy city, Chicago Fire features the talents of Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Lauren German, Monica Raymund, Charlie Barnett, Teri Reeves, David Eigenberg and Eamonn Walker. This drama airs on Wednesday nights and NBC has ordered 13 22 23 24 episodes.

Below are the TV show’s latest ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Chicago Fire is going to be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.6 million total viewers.

Episode 01-24: Wednesday, 05/22/13
1.7 in the demo (-15% change) with 6.13 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 1.83 in the demo with 6.59 million.

Episode 01-23: Wednesday, 05/15/13
2.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 6.90 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.83 in the demo with 6.59 million.

Episode 01-22: Wednesday, 05/08/13
1.8 in the demo (+6% change) with 6.89 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 1.82 in the demo with 6.58 million.

Episode 01-21: Wednesday, 05/01/13
1.7 in the demo (+6% change) with 6.35 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.82 in the demo with 6.56 million.

UPDATE: NBC has renewed this show for 2013-14 and has ordered 22 episodes.

Episode 01-20: Wednesday, 04/03/13
1.6 in the demo (-6% change) with 6.37 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.83 in the demo with 6.57 million.

Episode 01-19: Wednesday, 03/27/13
1.7 in the demo (0% change) with 6.85 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 1.84 in the demo with 6.58 million.

Episode 01-18: Wednesday, 03/20/13
1.7 in the demo (-15% change) with 6.33 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.85 in the demo with 6.57 million.

Episode 01-17: Wednesday, 02/27/13
2.0 in the demo (+5% change) with 6.62 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.86 in the demo with 6.58 million.

Episode 01-16: Wednesday, 02/20/13
1.9 in the demo (0% change) with 6.50 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 1.85 in the demo with 6.58 million.

Episode 01-15: Wednesday, 02/13/13
1.9 in the demo (0% change) with 6.65 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.85 in the demo with 6.58 million.

UPDATE: NBC has ordered yet another additional episode, bringing the season total to 24.

Episode 01-14: Wednesday, 02/06/13
1.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 6.60 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 1.84 in the demo with 6.58 million.

Episode 01-13: Wednesday, 01/30/13
2.1 in the demo (-5% change) with 7.31 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.84 in the demo with 6.58 million.

UPDATE: NBC has ordered an extra episode, bringing the season total to 23 installments.

Episode 01-12: Wednesday, 01/09/13
2.2 in the demo (-8% change) with 8.04 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.82 in the demo with 6.52 million.

NBC TV show ratingsEpisode 01-11: Wednesday, 01/02/13
2.4 in the demo (+26% change) with 8.54 million (+27% change).
Season averages: 1.78 in the demo with 6.38 million.

Episode 01-10: Wednesday, 12/19/12
1.9 in the demo (+36% change) with 6.75million (+39% change).
Season averages: 1.72 in the demo with 6.16 million.

Episode 01-09: Wednesday, 12/12/12
1.4 in the demo (-26% change) with 4.87 million (-33% change).
Season averages: 1.70 in the demo with 6.10 million.

Episode 01-08: Wednesday, 12/05/12
1.9 in the demo (+36% change) with 7.21 million (+30% change).
Season averages: 1.74 in the demo with 6.25 million.

Episode 01-07: Wednesday, 11/21/12
1.4 in the demo (-13% change) with 5.55 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.71 in the demo with 6.11 million.

Episode 01-06: Wednesday, 11/14/12
1.6 in the demo (-27% change) with 5.7 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 1.77 in the demo with 6.21 million.

UPDATE: NBC has ordered nine additional episodes of Chicago Fire, bringing the first season total to 22 episodes.

Episode 01-05: Wednesday, 11/07/12
2.2 in the demo (+38% change) with 7.03 million (+25% change).
Season averages: 1.80 in the demo with 6.31 million.

Episode 01-04: Wednesday, 10/31/12
1.6 in the demo (-11% change) with 5.62 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 1.70 in the demo with 6.13 million.

UPDATE: NBC has ordered five additional scripts.

Episode 01-03: Wednesday, 10/24/12
1.8 in the demo (+20% change) with 6.42 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 1.73 in the demo with 6.29 million.

Episode 01-02: Wednesday, 10/17/12
1.5 in the demo (-21% change) with 5.85 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 1.70 in the demo with 6.23 million.

Episode 01-01: Wednesday, 10/10/12
1.9 in the 18-49 demographic with 6.61 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.90 in the demo with 6.61 million.

Compared to last year’s Law & Order: SVU’s season premiere in the same timeslot, the network was down by 21% in the demo (vs a 2.4 rating) and down by 16% in viewership (vs 7.63 million). This certainly wasn’t a great start for a new series. On the positive side, almost everyone who started watching the pilot episode stuck with it until the end. That’s kinda rare these days, particularly for a 10pm show. Next week’s numbers should be very telling.


Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Chicago Fire TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

 

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Cynthia November 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm

this is the best show…please keep it going

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Justin L. November 5, 2012 at 12:03 am

I am a firefighter and I love this show, I like it more than rescue me they need to let it play out and see where things go. Bring out a 2nd season and let it work it’s course, new shows like this take time to attract people and who could go wrong its written by dick wolf.

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maryann November 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I started watching this show from the beginning and i stay up past my bed time to watch it. It is definetly worth staying up for . I hope they add a second season.

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wanda October 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I think Chicago Fire is very captivating, and I wouldn’t mind if it were renewed for a second season. I have my doubts that it’ll make it though, especially because it’s up against popular shows like Nashville and American Horror Story that air during that same timeslot. Schedule clashes like this are not a big deal to me, since my Hopper DVR can record up to six things at once, but I’m worried about how this will affect Chicago Fire’s ratings. Based on the opinions of a few people from my office at DISH, it sounds like the show will lose the battle for viewers.

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BigDudeUK October 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm

It’s Dick Wolf. It’s good. You’ve got an Aussie & a Brit in the top billing and the makings of a decent show. It’s only just started here in the UK & I’ve just watched the ‘pilot’… It’s got the potential. Give it season 2. I wish shows were given a chance in the US too many good shows get axed cos like movies these days if they don’t “make a killing” at the BO 1st weekend it’s curtains (no pun intended) sometimes networks need to take one on the chin for a good TV programme even if its not got gazillions watching. All in the name of good TV and it’s viewers. Us. Who pay their salaries! Why is Psych still going or Monk for that matter. They’re garbage! But still on TV??? Deerr D’oh! Why?? They lasted a few episodes on one UK main network then consigned to 3a.m & quietly kicked out with the rest of the trash. Season 2 for Chicago Fire please.

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C.U October 24, 2012 at 1:56 am

Looooove this show!!!!:)

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Paula October 21, 2012 at 7:43 am

I live this show I also DVR because of work but i live it and yes is should get a second season

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nellmiah October 21, 2012 at 4:02 am

I totally love this show.dick wolf did it again. i watch the
Show on jetflicks my phone app. hopefully those
of us that watch our shows like this dont hurt ratings.
They should take this into concideration. dont cancel

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rachel October 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Love it! I have to DVR because of time but i really like it so far, i hope it stays!!

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Yvonne October 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Should be give more of an opportunity, go for a 2nd season, see if it can stand up on a 2nd round, one is never enough to know weather it’s going to be any good.

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chris October 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

very good show…inroducing characters…their very difficult jobs inter mixed with personal lives…” just another day on tghe job”….deserves good press, and buzz….a smart show

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Georgia October 19, 2012 at 10:43 am

Sorry…unable to watch this show, because two CSL and Nashville are against it.My DVR can only handle two shows. Couldn’t find it on Demand.

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michael fowler October 18, 2012 at 9:38 am

definitey should be renewed excellent show!!!

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Carrie October 18, 2012 at 1:50 am

Loving Chicago Fire! Definitely should be renewed!

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Karen Clemson October 16, 2012 at 6:46 am

Great new series. It should be renewed for a 2nd season

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