This Month, 'Chicago Fire' has Delivered its Three Biggest Audiences and 3 of its Top 4 Ratings in 18-49

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January 31st, 2013

via press release:

* At 10 p.m. ET, " Chicago Fire " (2.0/6 in adults 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall) ranked #1 versus encore dramas on ABC and CBS in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key ratings categories. "Chicago Fire" built on its lead-in by 18 percent in 18-49 rating and 13 percent in total viewers. From its first half-hour to its second, "Chicago Fire" grew by 5 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 2.1 rating from a 2.0), 4 percent in adults 25-54 (2.6 vs. 2.5) and 4 percent in total viewers (7.4 million vs. 7.1 million)

 

* With its three originals this month, "Chicago Fire" has delivered its three biggest total-viewer results to date and three of its four highest 18-49 ratings.

 

* "Chicago Fire" has now topped its premiere 1.9 rating in 18-49 on four different occasions (including three times this month). The only other new drama on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox to top its premiere rating even once this season is Fox's "The Following." In total viewers, "Chicago Fire" has topped its premiere result (6.6 million) six times, while no other new drama on those networks has done it even once.

 

* At 9 p.m. ET, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.7/4 in adults 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall) built on its lead-in by 55 percent in 18-49 rating and by 120 percent in total viewers. From its first half-hour to its second, "SVU" grew by 13 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.8 from a 1.6) and by 8 percent in total viewers (6.6 million vs. 6.1 million), as "SVU" returned with its first original in three weeks and first this season to face competition from "American Idol."

 

* Keep in mind that last season, " Law & Order: SVU " originals added an average of 47 percent to these next-day " live plus same day " ratings in 18-49 when Nielsen reported " live plus seven day " results.

 

* From 8-8:30 p.m. ET, " Whitney " (1.3/4 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall) finished within a tenth or a rating point of its prior original, which aired three weeks ago (1.4 in 18-49 on Jan. 9) and did not face competition from Fox's "American Idol."

 

* From 8:30-9 p.m. ET, " Guys With Kids " (1.1/3 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall) retained 85 percent of its 18-49 lead-in from "Whitney."

 

 
  • Allie

    Such a great show! I keep waiting for NBC to announce its renewal.

  • peter

    wait till gaga guest stars when her album is due to being released

  • MichaelChickless

    en fuego

    No word on Chicago Hope this time?

  • DenverDean

    Of course, all three originals aired opposite three CSI (R) this month. The real test will be the next four weeks.

  • Rachelle

    Rachelle Love Chicago Fire

  • RJ

    @MichaelChickless,

    I was thinking the same thing! Haha.

  • Gigi

    My favorite new show! Great writing and cast. Can’t wait to watch it each week!

  • MSSKWESQ

    I love the show! Please renew it for next season!!!!

  • Richie

    Best show on tv.

  • Melanie P.

    Great show!

  • bee

    My favorite show this season by far. Love Chicago Fire!

  • ann

    Hopefully they’ll keep this up Feb. sweeps and the rest of the season.

  • ELLEN

    LOVE THE SHOW, ME & MY DAUGHTER WATCHES IT EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT WE TRY NOT TO MISS IT, SO WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL KEEP CHICAGO FIRE ON.

  • gail o´hara

    i hate csi and Nashville. I hope that law and order SVU is renewed and the same for Chicago Fire.

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