For First Time in 8 Years, NBC Wins First Two Tuesdays of the Season; Series Records for 'Chicago Fire'

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October 2nd, 2013

Chicago Fire

via press note:


Tuesday Results:


For the first time in eight years, NBC has won the opening two Tuesdays of the season among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49. Last night, NBC swept all six half-hours among those networks with the #1 show of the night, “The Voice,” teamed with “Chicago Fire,” which is currently reporting series-record ratings.


NBC also swept the Monday half-hours among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49 and has now won 12 of 12 half-hour among those networks so far this week.



From 8-10:01 p.m. ET, "The Voice" (4.6 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49, 14.2 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) is #1 for the two-hour time period in adults 18-49, and virtually all other key demographics and is the #1 show of the night in 18-49 and other measures. Versus last week’s fast-affiliate ratings, “The Voice” is even in 18-49 (4.6 vs. 4.6) and up slightly in total viewers (14.150 million vs. 14.137 million). Official nationals for last Tuesday were 4.7/13 and 14.351 million.




From its first half-hour to its fourth, “The Voice” grew 1.8 rating points or 53% in 18-49 rating (to a 5.2 from a 3.4) and up 42% or nearly 4.9 million persons in total viewers (16.5 million vs. 11.7 million).




“Chicago Fire” (2.8/8 in 18-49, 9.000 million viewers from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) once again dominated the 10 p.m. ET slot among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49, with a 40% margin of victory over CBS’s #2 “Person of Interest” (2.8 vs. 2.0). “Chicago Fire” also led the hour among those networks in adults 18-34, adults 25-54 and all key adult-female demos.




Pending updates, “Chicago Fire” is currently delivering series record ratings, topping last week’s 2.7 rating in 18-49 and 8.899 million viewers overall in official nationals (in these preliminary fast-affiliate ratings, last week’s results were a 2.8 in 18-49 and 9.254 million viewers overall).




“Chicago Fire” beat results for its second episode of last season by 87% in 18-49 rating (2.8 vs. 1.5 on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012) and by 54% in total viewers (9.000 million vs. 5.849 million). The 2.8 rating is NBC’s top 18-49 result in this time period with in-season regular programming since May 24, 2011 (“The Voice”). In its first two weeks, “Chicago Fire” has now delivered NBC’s two top 18-49 and total-viewer results in this slot with in-season regular programming since that date.




Note that in “Live Plus Three Day” ratings last week: “Chicago Fire” added 30% or 0.80 of a point to its next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 rating (to a 3.47 in L+3 from a 2.67 in L+SD) and in total viewers, added 31% or 2.740 million persons (11.639 million vs. 8.899 million).




NBC is up 73% versus the second Tuesday of last season in 18-49 (with a 3.8 rating vs. a 2.2 on Oct. 2, 2012) and up 106% in total viewers (12.470 million vs. 6.053 million).




  • Setheriel

    I doubt there is a sober exec at NBC today after they break out the champagne.

  • Nate

    So… The Voice got a 4.6? That’s what TV line said too, but ya’ll have it as a 4.4.

  • Saba

    Bring on the champagne

  • Marc

    (who will probably not post since this is against everything he has annoyingly been saying the past 2 weeks)

    I would humble like an apology from you for wasting our time reading posts about how Chicago Fire is the worst show on the network.

    And to top it off, it is definitely leading to the ability to successfully launch Chicago PD

  • Dan S

    What show should Dante trash next that’s a solid winner. Scandal ? Blacklist ? Hmmmmm

  • BenA

    Well deserving for Chicago Fire! So far, Season 2 is better than Season 1 because of the new villain and the arsonist storyline.

  • DenverDean

    How is this a series record? CF had higher ratings in the preliminaries last week (same demo, more viewers). It was adjusted down and will be again today since TV ran until 10:01. I hate these “false” releases.

  • Shane Vendrell

    @DenverDean right cuz everything else at the ten hour did so much better than ChicagoFire, you just can’t stand that another show beat POI. Maybe it may adjust down maybe not point is it beat everything else that was on prime time it’s still a victory and people like you can’t stand that.

  • Cuttler

    Glad to hear. I’ve liked this show since day one! Also glad to see it’s killing POI, which I do not watch anymore due to the additions of Shaw & Root.

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