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

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January 15th, 2014


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.
  • Eve

    It needs less characters and more cliffhangers.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    This is great news for Dante’s [secretly] favorite show.

  • Jami

    This has to be the dumbest press release and pretty pathetic one I have ever seen.
    How come NBC did not rush a press Release for REVOLUTION 2013 new time slot, with out the Voice lead in, Revolution equals 1.8 more total viewers from Season 1 finale ratings.
    Probably because CF is not a hit, just another average show, that has some legs to stand on. Helk anything on NBC that hovers over a 1.4/5 is pretty good for NBC. Maybe they have to justify all the promo money spent on CF. LOL

  • Eve


    I’ve seen other dumbest press releases from Thursday night ratings, don’t worry.

  • Carmen

    I notice that NBC carefully failed to mention that CF also lost to POI by nearly 6 million viewers.

  • Jay

    Carmen, total viewers do NOT matter.

  • jules

    The journalists on this site and NBC have to make lemonade out of lemons. They really have to squeeeeeeze out all the juice that they can to make the CF ratings without the Voice seem relevant and positive. If the ratings and such were reversed with POI, POI would be berated and accused of being crap.

  • jules

    Total viewers do matter to some extent otherwise they would not keep track of them.

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