Chicago Fire follows the working heroes of Chicago Firehouse 51; the firefighters, rescue squad, and paramedics. The stresses of their jobs affect their personal and professional relationships and often have long-lasting reprocussions. The TV show’s cast includes Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Lauren German, Monica Raymund, Charlie Barnett, Teri Reeves, David Eigenberg and Eamonn Walker.
The new drama hasn’t been a big success in the ratings thus far. Chicago Fire debuted to a disappointing 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.61 million total viewers. In week two, the numbers dropped to a 1.5 rating with 5.85 million.
Last night, the numbers perked up a bit and landed the 1.8 rating with 6.3 million, per the fast affiliates. Aside from Friday’s Grimm, Chicago Fire is currently NBC’s lowest rated hour drama.
The network’s ordering of five more scripts for Chicago Fire is likely a way to keep the show on track while the network execs watch the next few weeks of ratings and decide if they want to put any more episodes into production.
What do you think? Have you been watching Chicago Fire on NBC? Do you think NBC should order more episodes or should they cancel it instead?