‘Chicago Fire’ With No ‘Voice’ Lead-in, Runs Within Two Tenths of the 10 PM Lead


via press release:


  • “The Biggest Loser” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 5.5 viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the time period in women 18-34 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and ranked #2 among those nets in women 18-49 and 25-54.  “Biggest Loser” equaled last week’s 18-49 rating and is up week to week in total viewers (5.508 million vs. 5.458 million).


  • “Chicago Fire” (1.8/5 in 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) finished within 0.2 of a rating point of the time-period lead among ABC, CBS and NBC (“Person of Interest,” 2.0/6) and won the hour in adults 18-34, women 18-34 and women 18-49 among those nets.  “Chicago Fire” more than doubled ABC’s week two of “Killer Women” in adults 18-49 (0.7/2) and beat the ABC series in every key measure.  Note that last week’s “Chicago Fire” grew by 47% in 18-49 and more than 3 million viewers overall in “live plus three day” ratings (see details below).


  • “Chicago Fire” is currently running within a tenth of a point of last week’s 1.9 in these prelim fast-national ratings and within 0.2 of last week’s 2.0 in official nationals.


  • Despite the 10 p.m. hour, “Chicago Fire” maintained or increased its rating from half-hour to half-hour in every key measure


  • L+3 Time-Shifting: “Chicago Fire” added 47% or 0.92 of a point to last week’s next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 rating (to a 2.87 in L+3 from a 1.95 in L+SD) and 3.104 million viewers overall (9.976 million vs. 6.872 million).  The 0.92 lift in 18-49 was “Chicago Fire’s” biggest since Oct. 22.


  • NBC finished #2 for the night in adults 18-49 against all original competition on the Big 4 and tied for #1 in adults 18-34.
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