Record Rating for 'Chicago Fire', Four-Year In-Season Slot High for Special Wednesday 'Voice'

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November 8th, 2012

via press release:

Wednesday Results: 

NBC wins Wednesday night in 18-49, as "Chicago Fire" hits a series
high and a special Wednesday "Voice" delivers a four-year in-season
time-period high for NBC.

*	From 8-10 p.m. ET, "The Voice" (3.7/10 in 18-49, 10.4 million
viewers overall) won its highly competitive time period in adults
18-49 and virtually all other key demographics (including a tie among
men 18-34).  The special Wednesday telecast of "The Voice" topped
ABC's comedy lineup by a 19 percent margin (with a 3.7 rating vs. a
3.1) and also prevailed over CBS's combination of "Survivor" and
"Criminal Minds" by 28 percent (3.7 vs. 2.9) and Fox's "X Factor" by
42 percent (3.7 vs. 2.6.).  "The Voice" is up 208 percent versus NBC's
average in the time period last season in 18-49 rating (3.7 vs. 1.2,
L+SD non-sports) and up 124 percent in total viewers (10.408 million
vs. 4.652 million).

*	This special Wednesday edition of "The Voice" captured NBC's
highest in-season 18-49 rating in the time period since January 2,
2008 and biggest overall audience in-season in the time slot since
January 23, 2008.  

*	At 10 p.m. ET, "Chicago Fire" (2.3/6 in adults 18-49, 7.1
million viewers overall) set series records in 18-49 and total viewers
with week-to-week jumps of 44 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 2.3 rating
from a 1.6), 40 percent in adults 25-54 (2.8 vs. 2.0) and 26 percent
in total viewers (7.085 million vs. 5.622 million).  "Chicago Fire" is
tied for #1 in the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49.
Versus last season's NBC average in the time period, "Chicago Fire" is
up 44 percent in 18-49 (with a 2.3 rating vs. a 1.6, L+SD non-sports)
and 24 percent in total viewers (7.085 vs. 5.726 million).

*	"Chicago Fire" is the first new drama on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox
this season to beat its premiere results (1.9 in 18-49, 6.614 million
viewers overall on Oct. 10) with a subsequent telecast.
  • Baqinardo

    NBC wins on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and very likely this Sunday too. That’s 4 nights. They must be so happy.
    If ABC hasnt lunched its comedy yet, NBC could have won Friday too.

  • Daniel

    Xtina is slaying with the voice! Yaaayyyyyy!

  • RyanCanada

    lol @ xtina, no @Daniel, its Adam Lavigne that all these women are tuning in for, as thats what all my lady co workers say, thats the only reason they watch it.

  • Katy

    Wow congrats Chicago fire!!

  • Cas

    I agree, if I were to watch The Voice it would only be for Adam. Xtina’s voice annoys me.

  • Christian

    @Baqinardo ABC was winning Fridays even without the comedies so don’t kid yourself. And I’m not trying to be a hater but I’m not gonna go all rah rah for NBC until I can see them pulling at least respectable numbers without The Voice. I suspect this winter is going to be brutal for them as usual.

  • The End

    I’m the first to say it on this topic but simply put. Congrats Chicago Fire, that should help towards getting more episodes at least.

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