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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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BARBARA BROWN February 7, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I STARTED TO WATCH IT AND THOUGHT IT WAS GETTING BETTER EACH EPISODE……..THE ACTING IS GOOD BUT I AM NOT GOING TO TUNE IN AGAIN AFTER THE TOO LONG KISS BETWEEN THE TWO WOMEN……..GOODBYE YOU HAVE LOST ME…….PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE HOW EVER THEY CHOOSE BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO PUT IN YOUR SHOW AS THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO AREN’T INTERESTED IN THIS TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP……I AM ONE!!!!!

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Megan Alpert February 6, 2013 at 1:12 am

I absolutely love this show. Please DO Not Cancel it. I can’t wait till it’s on again =D

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Momme February 1, 2013 at 11:52 am

RENEW !

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Annmarie January 31, 2013 at 10:36 pm

I love this show. I think this is the best scripted show to come along in a very long time. Each episode feels so real. I will be very disappointed if this show is canceled.

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FGoodbeer January 31, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Please, please, please do not cancel Chicago Fire. This is a great program. It is well written with an engaging story line and characters. I look forward to it on Wednesday nights and enjoy discussing the merits on Thursday mornings with my friends. Start a new trend…..meaningful, thoughtful entertaining television. SAVE CHICAGO FIRE!

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Helena Boxer January 31, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Chicago Fire is one of the best shows on TV. We need more quality shows like this, instead of the mindless garbage they call reality TV. Please don’t cancel Chicago Fire!

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Skip Barnes January 31, 2013 at 9:36 am

Perhaps the best show on NBC. I look forward to a new episode every week. Please bring it back for a second season!

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Steven Sosa January 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I absolutely love this show. Wednesday wouldn’t be the same without it. Please bring back another season.

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Mike January 26, 2013 at 8:01 am

Great show. One of my favorite. Can’t wait to watch it each week. Please don’t cancel.

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Anonymous January 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL Chicago Fire!! It is truly the best show to watch. Everytime we go to watchthe show its been airing reruns. What is going on!!! We would like to see it not be canceled.

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Mike January 24, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Don’t cancel Chicago Fire run it another season it shows the
real life drama of the fire and ems services

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Michelle January 24, 2013 at 9:10 pm

PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL Chicago Fire!! It is truly the best show to watch and being in the Department myself, I thoroughly enjoy the show each week it’s on. Confused though as to why they are only airing reruns of it now. I thought the show had more episodes to come. :-(

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Jill January 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Renewed for an entire new season!

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Philip Alonso January 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm

“Chicago Fire” has become my favorite show this season. Not only is the show interesting and exciting, but the interaction between the firefighters and paramedics feels genuine. When I turn it on, it’s like watching a family.

I’m kind of worried since not one new episode has aired since Episode 12 and that was about three weeks ago…

Will the show continue? I hope so. I feel that if it continues to be aired (with new episodes) it will pick up more and more steady viewers.

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Matt January 23, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Only written show I schedule in my life to watch… Please don’t cancel :(

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Philip Alonso January 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I agree with you. See my comment. Thanks,

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