'Nashville' vs. 'Chicago Fire': Who Will Win Post-Winter Break? (Poll)

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January 2nd, 2013

Both Chicago Fire and Nashville return from hiatus tonight at 10PM. Edit: I've been alerted by commenters rob60990 and KT that tonight's Nashville isn't technically new, as it is a "catch-up" clip show. So the two will officially go head to head again next week. Continue with your predictions, and we'll see who wins....next week! 

It's been a long winter for Nashville fans, as the last original episode aired four weeks ago, and earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating and tied against head to head competition from Chicago Fire. However, it may be worth noting that Chicago Fire also earned a 1.9 for its last original, which aired only two weeks ago. Will the ratings for these two dramas stay tied, or will someone finally emerge as a 10PM victor?

  • Ryann

    Chicago is all over the place, i reckon a 1.8. Nashville seems to stick to the 1.8 – 2.0 mark, but i think itll go over that next week. Tonight though, Im feeling a 1.5.

  • ethan

    nashville is a clip show, chifi will prob beat it, but next week when new eps return, i expect nashville to have the edge….tonight: chifi: 1.9, nashville: 1.5…next week chifi: 1.7, nashville: 2.0

  • GARY


    Here’s what Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer has to say about Nashville:

    “’Nashville’ is that rare show that has the opportunity to expand
    its marketing reach and revenue base through touring,
    soundtracks and merchandising.
    We believe that the show will continue to grow
    and become an important asset for both Lionsgate and ABC.”

    Link to source of quote:


  • ann

    With a new SVU as a lead-in, my vote is for Chicago Fire to beat out Nashville.

  • Nick

    The Middle (R): 1.3
    The Neighbors (R): 0.9
    Modern Family (R): 2.0
    Suburgatory (R): 1.5
    Nashville Clip Show: 1.6

    Mike & Molly (R): 1.2
    Mike & Molly (R): 1.1
    Criminal Minds (R): 1.4
    CSI (R): 1.2

    Arrow (R): 0.4
    Supernatural (R): 0.3

    Mobbed: 0.7
    Mobbed: 0.8

    Whitney: 1.3
    Guys With Kids: 1.2
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: 1.6
    Chicago Fire: 1.4

    Both will do terribly, but Nashville will come out on top.

  • NBC is awesome

    CF 1.9
    N 1.4

  • SarahL

    Neither show is anything to write home about. I expect them both to sink more by the end of the season.

  • BxActor

    Chicago Fire

  • American

    Chicago Fire, many promos plus ABC repeats. Besides, it’s just a “clip show”.

  • Biggie B

    Chicago Fire is the best new show of the season and it stole Nashville’s thunder a long time ago. Chicago Fire owns Nashville!

    CSI owns Chicago Fire

  • Janie

    I Love both these shows. I think Chicago Fire will win tonight if it is a clip show for Nashville BUT I watch ALL my shows on demand! (Or I record them) I Like being able to go back if I miss something or want to hear a song again…I hope both these shows last a long long time…great casts on both,,,

  • John A

    Does a show like Nashville need a clipshow? Is it that Seriliased? Anyway it will get a 1.2 at most.

  • SarahL

    Nothing happens on Nashville so I don’t see the point of a clip show. The writers need to give the show an edge e.g., let someone try to murder Power Boothe’s character.

  • C.S.Strowbridge

    I haven’t seen a full episode of either show, but I’m cheering for Nashville. The girls that play the daughters, Lennon and Maisy, are Canadian. I think the show is a shoe-in for renewal. It’s ratings are fine, while it is selling enough CDs that the studio will want to keep it going.

  • senor chang

    did the overnights come in yet?

  • Victor h.

    Chicago fire is awesome cant get enought I love this show they should film season 2..

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