NBC's 'Chicago Fire' Hits Record High in Total Viewers

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December 11th, 2013

Chicago Fire December 10

via press note:

  • Chicago Fire (2.2/6 in 18-49, 9.3 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) set a series record in total viewers, topping the previous high of 8.899 million set with the show’s second season premiere on Sept. 24.  Week to week, “Chicago Fire” grew 13% or more than a million persons in total viewers (to 9.266 million from 8.216 million). In 18-49, “Chicago Fire” ran within a tenth of a rating point of last week’s 2.3, despite special competition last night from CBS’s “Victoria’s Secret” special, and matched the second highest “Chicago Fire” rating since Oct. 15.
 
  • Chicago Fire” is up 57% versus the same week last year (when “Chicago Fire” was running Wednesday’s at 10 p.m.) in adults 18-49 (2.2 vs. 1.4 on Dec. 12, 2012).
 
  • The Voice (3.1/8 in 18-49, 11.2 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET)) won its time period among the Big 4 in adults 18-49, adults 18-34, adults 25-54 and other key demos, airing opposite all original competition on the Big 4 nets, including the second hour of Fox’s “American Country Awards,”.  Half-hour to half-hour, “The Voice” grew in every key measure.
 
  • Versus the comparable telecast in the prior cycle, “The Voice” is up 7% in 18-49 rating (to a 3.1 from a 2.9 on June 11) and up 5% in total viewers (11.211 million vs. 10.659 million).
 
  • “The Biggest Loser (1.9/6 in 18-49, 6.2 viewers overall from 8-9 p.m.) won its the hour among the Big 4 in women 18-34 (with a 1.9 rating) and tied for #1 in women 18-34 (1.4).
 
  • “The Biggest Loser” is running within a tenth of a rating point of last week’s 2.0 in these preliminary fast-affiliate ratings and within 0.2 of a point of last week’s 2.1 in official nationals.  Last night’s “Biggest Loser” grew or held steady from half-hour to half-hour in every key measure.
 
  • NBC ranked #1 for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in women 18-49 and women 18-34, despite all-original competition on the other Big 4 networks, including CBS’s Victoria’s Secret” special (versus last week’s repeats for the CBS lineup and ABC’s “Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”).
 
 
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Dante’s gonna be infernal.

  • Brock

    I haven’t see Dante around for a while, I can only hope that he’s getting the help he needs and I sincerely mean that

  • DenverDean

    So NBC and ABC have suddenly discovered “total viewers.” Ironic when they ripped CBS for years for those metrics. CF has same spike in “old” viewers that AOS did a couple of weeks ago when Rudolph was on and not NCIS. The demo is actually down week-to-week and it was crushed by VS. Those are the facts. NBC would be wise to let CF air repeats so that it can take advantage of plucking some new viewers when POI is in repeats as well. That’s the way CBS built it’s procedurals. Run them week-in-week-out.

    Oh, and I have ZERO affiliation with Dante, who definitely has real issues.

  • Dale

    “Chicago Fire” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 9.3 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) set a series record in total viewers, topping the previous high of 8.899 million set with the show’s second season premiere on Sept. 24. Week to week, “Chicago Fire” grew 13% or more than a million persons in total viewers (to 9.266 million from 8.216 million). In 18-49, “Chicago Fire” ran within a tenth of a rating point of last week’s 2.3, despite special competition last night from CBS’s “Victoria’s Secret” special, and matched the second highest “Chicago Fire” rating since Oct. 15.

    “Chicago Fire” is up 57% versus the same week last year (when “Chicago Fire” was running Wednesday’s at 10 p.m.) in adults 18-49 (2.2 vs. 1.4 on Dec. 12, 2012).

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