Even though NBC’s Chicago PD TV show has dropped some in the Nielsen ratings over the last few years, it is still a top-five performer. Still, as shows age, they usually shed audience members. It’s always just a matter of time before the Television Vulture swoops in and has one good day. How will this series do in its sixth season? Will Chicago PD be cancelled or renewed for season seven? Stay tuned. **Status update, below.
An NBC police procedural, Chicago PD stars Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati, LaRoyce Hawkins, and Amy Morton. The Dick Wolf drama centers on the men and women of the Chicago Police Department’s District 21, who pursue the perpetrators of major street crimes in the “Windy City.” Detective Sgt. Hank Voight (Beghe) is at the heart of the war on crime in Chicago and will do anything to bring criminals to justice. This Dick Wolf TV series crosses over with the other shows in the franchise, Chicago Fire and Chicago Med.
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.
5/23 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
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For comparisons: The fifth season of Chicago PD averaged a 1.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.396 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 still like the Chicago PD TV series? Should this NBC TV show have been cancelled or renewed for a seventh season?
**2/26/2019 Status Update: Chicago PD has been renewed for season seven on NBC. Details here.