'Chicago Fire' Wins 10 p.m. Hour in 18-49 Over 'CSI' and 'Nashville'

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February 28th, 2013

via press release:

Wednesday Primetime Results: 

*	At 10 p.m. ET, "Chicago Fire" (1.9/5 in adults 18-49, 6.5
million viewers overall) won the time period  among ABC, CBS and NBC
in adults 18-49 over originals of "CSI" and "Nashville," marking the
first time "Chicago Fire" has beaten an original "CSI" in 18-49 (after
previously tying a "CSI" original on February 13).  "Chicago Fire"
built on its lead-in by 19 percent in 18-49 and 17 percent in total
viewers. (1.9 vs. 1.6).

*	"Chicago Fire" matched last week's rating, making this the
eighth consecutive original that's equaled or beaten the show's debut
1.9 on October 10.  Among all other new dramas this season on ABC, CBS
and NBC and Fox, only Fox's "The Following" has matched or beaten its
premiere 18-49 rating, which it's done one time.  

*	At 9 p.m. ET, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.6/4 in
adults 18-49, 5.6 million viewers overall) equaled last week's 18-49
result and matched its top rating since January 30.  "Law & Order:
SVU" grew from half-hour to half-hour in all key categories, including
a gain of 20 percent in 18-49 (to a 1.8 from a 1.5).  Versus its
lead-in, "SVU" was up 45 percent in 18-49 rating and 77 percent in
total viewers.  

*	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" (1.2/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million
viewers overall) grew week to week by 9 percent in 18-49 rating (to a
1.2 from a 1.1) and 13 percent in total viewers (3.547 million vs.
3.144 million).  "Whitney" equaled its highest 18-49 rating since
January 30.    

*	From 8:30-9 p.m. ET, "Guys With Kids" (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.1
million viewers overall) is up week to week by 10 percent in 18-49
rating (to a 1.1 from a 1.0) and up 11 percent in total viewers (3.148
million vs. 2.830 million), pending updates.  "Guys With Kids" is
currently reporting its top 18-49 and total-viewer results since
February 6.  "Guys With Kids" retained 92 percent of its 18-49 lead-in
from "Whitney" and 100 percent of its women 18-49 lead-in (1.4 each).
 
  • Dan

    NBC would be wise to move Chicago Fire to Wednesday at 9 next season. Maybe it can save Thursdays at 10 but this show is a moderate success considering it never had a Voice lead in. I expect for next season ABC to move Nashville to another slot and CBS to move CSI to Fridays at 9 in place of the certain to be cancelled CSI NY.

  • Guesthere

    Last week CSI slammed the door on one of the best developed romances on tv when Sara announced Grissom is “not my husband”—so I switched the channel last night!

  • Shepherd

    NBC’s PR department is really putting in the hours this week.

  • Melanie P.

    Way to go Chicago Fire, excellent show!!

  • Samunto

    Expect atleast a special airing after The Voice in the spring.

  • Joyce

    Chicago Fire is and EXCELLENT show. I love it! Especially the handsome Chief Boden (Eammon Walker). That’s a fine specimen of a man.

  • Joyce

    Oops… I mean an EXCELLENT show.

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