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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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Deb March 13, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Renew Chicago Fire!!!!!

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sara March 13, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Please keep Chicago Fire. It is the ONLY show I like! The show needs another season. It’s hard when the time slot is at 10pm. The show should be in the 9pm slot. Chicago Fire has interesting story lines. Seeing Taylor Kinney doesn’t hurt the eyes either! It’s not just some show about putting out fires. Each character brings a different personality to the show. C’mon NBC give it some more time!!!

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cat March 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Please keep this show on!!! I dont watch anything else but this. If u watch it once you will love it taylor kenney is amazing!!!!!!!

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shanna March 7, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I so love this show and cant wait for season 2

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Kimbery Zang March 6, 2013 at 10:35 pm

leave it on TV please… Sick to death of reality shows

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sabrina March 6, 2013 at 10:16 pm

chicago fire is an amazing show when i saw the commercals i didnt think i would like it but once my little brother saw the commercials more he convienced me to watch the first episode and when i did i was amazed on how great the episode was i hope this show does not get cancelled it is a great show and all the episodes are amazing and they get interesting each week and better and better please do not cancel the show my bro and i really enjoy the show it gives us something to look forward each week whether its an repeat or not

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dido March 4, 2013 at 7:51 pm

LOVE THIS SHOW …. RENEW….LOVE THIS SHOW….RENEW….LOVE THIS SHOW….RENEW….LOVE THIS SHOW….RENEW….PLEASE…PLEASE !!!!

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sheri March 3, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Chicago fire is a great show. I hope it is not going to be cancelled.

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ann March 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I like this series. I like the women. I like that characters have spark and mixed emotions about work and their coworkers. I hate to say it, but I (and many of my coworkers like Severeid’s sparkly eyes.

Plus, the women’s roles have dimension – it’s better than two lines and a laugh track – please renew this show.

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Pat March 2, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Definately worth renewing. Chicago Fire delivers every single week. Thanks to good creative writing, excellent directing and over the top performances by all of the talented actors that are involved in making each episode exiting and believable. Each character has so much dimension. Because these characters have evolved so much since the first episode, each one of them bring so much to the series each and every week. Thanks to Dick Wolf for his creative insight that brings us this exceptional series each week on NBC.

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Brittany March 1, 2013 at 5:15 am

This show better get renewed.. Coming from someone who’s actually from Chicago it’s very intriguing watching this shoa, and every week it keeps me on the edge of my seat, and very rarely is a show so well planned and scripted and directed that it can do that. And all the events that take place on the show are so realistic that I actually catch myself wondering if it actually happened. I am obsessed to say the least, and honestly yes your opinions do matter, and sorry if I offend you, but get over the lesbian kissing, it’s a way of life now and it’s everywhere, and it’s stupid if your going to stop watchin a show so accurately written just because your against it, grow up.

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latrachia March 1, 2013 at 12:40 am

Love it! Definitely RENEW!

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Paula Lynn February 28, 2013 at 12:55 pm

How is Chicago Fire supposed to get good ratings if the local NBC networks don’t even broadcast it? See a comment I sent to our local KCEN in Waco, TX about last nights show:
I want to register my protest that Chicago Fire’s new episode last night was not shown in the Central Texas area. Our local cable guide showed the Baylor men’s basketball game lasting until 9:30 and then Chicago Fire would be shown at 9:30, we assumed tape delayed until 10:30.

To our dismay, instead of Chicago Fire coming on at 9:30 as promised on our cable guide, a rerun of Wheel of Fortune was shown. We think Chicago Fire is the only show worth watching on NBC and were quite upset that we missed this episode. I am assuming that the Baylor basketball game was not a national game, so this only happened in our area, and the NBC affiliates everywhere else showed Chicago Fire as usual and will go to the next segment next week.

Which leaves everyone in the Central Texas area out in the cold with their only avenue trying to look up last night’s episode On Demand. Several other fans of Chicago Fire at work were upset about this too.

That’s a fine way to treat your customers!! No wonder NBC in failing in the ratings game.

Paula Lynn
Waco, Texas

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Katy February 28, 2013 at 12:14 am

I love this show! Unfortunately I have to watch it on DVR but I still adore it! Please renew definitely!

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Amanda February 27, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I absolutely love it. I started watching it really late in the year but was able to catch up thanks to on demand and now I’m hooked. PLEASE RENEW!

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