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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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SHARON April 15, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Please renew this for many seasons to come !!!! My entire family loves this show. I love all the charactors , lots of drama, great story lines. I LOVE Taylor Kinney, sorry Lady G
I know ur marrying this great guy during the summer YOU’VE WON THE JACKPOT but a girl can dream and seeing Taylor gives me my fix every week, and I’m good with that.

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opsufamily April 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Great show, please don’t cancel it. I love the episode where the firefighters and medics paid tribute to the family of the little boy who died. Awesome show!!! As previous viewer said tired of CSI……… Hope to see it for many, many more seasons. Great cast.

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April April 11, 2013 at 9:08 pm

This is seriously the best show I’ve ever watched. It’s so dramatic and really makes you feel for the characters. I will die if it gets cancelled. It’s bad enough when they skip a week or two haha

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Anonymous April 10, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Plz don’t cancel this show..best show on tv..

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Bob Browne April 10, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Great show a keeper

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Bob Browne April 10, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Definitely keep Chicago fire it is a great show

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Marie Russo April 10, 2013 at 10:11 pm

CHICAGO FIRE should be on. it is a great show, kind of sick of CSI, PLEASE keep CHICAGO FIRE on and renew it for next season

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Leslie April 10, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I love this show! It is one of the freshest, most entertaining new shows of the season! Please renew for next season…I love all the characters and look forward to watching every week. Great choice of actors with believable storylines…love, love , love this show!

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Jenna Harkins April 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I am hooked on Chicago Fire! It is one of the only shows I actually watch in real time. (Everything else just gets recorded.) I look forward to Wed. nights at 10!
Please do NOT cancel this show!!!

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Nick(Chicago Firefighter) April 8, 2013 at 12:14 am

I am a firefighter with city of Chicago, and I REALLY hope that NBC does not cancelled this show. Trust me….firefighter do watch the show.

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Shelby Flatt April 6, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I absolutely LOVE Chicago Fire. Every episode is great and I really hope the episodes stay on TV. I look forward to it every week and I dream of meeting the cast..

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TJF April 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Love the hunks but this show is, in parts, too grisly for me. It has some great actors and writing in it and over all is well done, but it will never be Rescue Me, one of the best shows to have ever aired on TV.

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Robbie April 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Chicago Fire is a great show. I was really sad when Rescue Me ended a while back and this has been a great show to watch. It is the one show I have set on my DVR and I look forward to tuning in every Wednesday night. I hope it lasts for many seasons to come.

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CHARLES GARRETT March 31, 2013 at 9:49 am

I INIATIALLY THOUGHT A SHOW ABOUT FIREFIGHTERS WOULD BE ABOUT AS EXCITING AS ANOTHER DOCTOR OR LAWYER SHOW. LEAVE IT TO DICK WOLF AND A REALLY GREAT CAST TO CHANGE ALL THAT. THEIR OFTEN TROUBLED AND COMPLEX LIVES ARE THE MEAT OF THE STORY WHILE JOB OF FIREFIGHTING IS MERELY THE BACKGROUND. AMAZING TWIST. CAUSE HAD BEEN ON PUTTING OUT FIRES . IT WOULD BE FAR EXCING THAN IT IS NOW WHICH IS WHY I BELEIVE TRAUMA . THIS SHOW DEPICTS REGULAR HUMAN BEINGS DOING THIER JOBS IN OF ALL FLAWS OBSTACLES AND PERSONAL PROBLEMS THEY HAVE. KUDOS TO DICK WOLF REALLY GOOD SHOW!

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Michele Wray March 29, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Chicago Fire is an awsome show. I look forward to my Wednesday nights. The cast is amazing. Hope to watch this show for many seasons

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zachary morgan March 31, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Chicago Fire is an awsome show. I look forward to Wednesday nights. The cast is awesome and amazing . I would love to watch this show for many seasons to come.
I love Chicago fire.

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