Despite slipping some during season two, the Chicago Med TV show was never in danger of being cancelled. The third member of Dick Wolf’s Chicago TV series franchise remained a top 10 demo performer and was the third most-watched scripted NBC TV show in the 2016-17 television season. It seems this third season is just what the doctor ordered, but will the ratings stay strong? Could Chicago Med be cancelled or is it certain to be renewed for season four? Stay tuned. *Update below.
An NBC medical drama, Chicago Med stars Nick Gehlfuss, Torrey DeVitto, Colin Donnell, Norma Kuhling, Oliver Platt, Rachel DiPillo, Brian Tee, S. Epatha Merkerson, Yaya DaCosta, Marlyne Barrett, and Norma Kuhling. Mekia Cox and Roland Buck III guest star. The story follows the doctors, nurses, and staff of the state of the art Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. As a team, they rise to the Windy City’s most urgent medical challenges while working through confounding ethical quandaries. The series also features crossovers with Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The second season of Chicago Med averaged a 1.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.663 million viewers (live + same day ratings).
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Chicago Med TV series? Should NBC cancel or renew this TV show for season four?