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.

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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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  1. j says

    This show is not good. It should never have made it this far. It’s flat, uninspired, *lame*. There are much better ways to spend a budget. Cancel it. Please. Like, yesterday. If quality, energy, entertainment, etc were the make-or-break for a show, it would already have been cancelled.

  2. TJS517 says

    I love this show too. I have to say I was afraid to watch the first dozen epis for fear I would love it and then tptb would pull the rug out from under me. I’m now caught up thanks to On Demand and rearing to go for Wednesday. Love Chicago Fire!!

    • Fabulously Classy says

      PLEASE RENEW!!! I am not an avid TV watcher, but I am addicted to this show. I don’t watch it until the weekend after it airs but it is a luxury & I have never missedvan episode. So many good shows are being cancelled, please don’t let this be one of them.

  3. PoohBerry says

    I Love this show. It is very entertaining! I haven’t seen a show this good in a long time. Please keep in business. It keeps gettting better and better.

  4. Nick says

    Me and my wife always watch this show it is so good and puts u on the edge of ur seat . Hope it stays on the air to take over all the reality show so I can have a show I look forward to every week . PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL MY ENJOYMENY !!!!!!!

  5. Nicole says

    NBC Please renew Chicago Fire! Best show on TV right now. Every episode just keeps getting better. Haven’t seen a show like that in a long time. Keep up the good work!

  6. Donnalynne says

    Please N.B.C. Dont take your best show off this is your best drama u have had since E.R. I really dont think u give shows enough of a chance some of us over 35group would like some shows too remember thinking of canceling Seinfeld? Arent u glad u didnt?

  7. Barbara says

    Don’t cancel this show…. there are not too many shows that are good but this is one good show… I watch it every week and find it entertaining and realistic…..This show definitely needs a second season to find more viewers….It certainly is one of my favorites

  8. Sharmel Hicks says

    Please don’t cancel this show! It keeps viewers on their toes and have the best drama, it’s the best show on Tv besides Supernatural. It’s the only last night show that is interesting.

  9. Joel says

    DO NOT CANCEL! I looooooove this show, tape it EVERY Wednesday, then watch it with my wife whom is ALSO a fan. every episode leaves you on edge. the next week peaks make it so you can’t wait till next week. LOL. I am a firefighter, it’s my life, I love it. The show NEVER disappoints! it would be a real mistake to cancel.

  10. says

    Chicago fire has the best drama, and characters in this series. Of course dick wolf knows how to put a tv drama together. The episodes are interesting and intense and there is no other show I’m watching right now besides walking dead. So please do not cancel this show! It deserves a Renew I think the crowd wants to see relations spice up though!

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