'Chicago P.D.' Retains 100% of Lead-In

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January 16th, 2014


via press release:

Wednesday Primetime Results:


  • From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, “Chicago P.D.” (1.5/4 in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall) retained 100% of its lead-in from “Law & Order: SVU” (1.5/4 at 9), up from last week’s 95% retention (2.0 vs. 2.1 last week versus lesser competition at both 9 and 10 p.m.).   Facing competition from the “Duck Dynasty” season premiere and dramas on ABC and CBS for the first time, last night’s “Chicago P.D.” outrated ABC’s “Nashville” (1.3/4) in adults 18-49, as well as adults 18-34, adults 25-54 and total viewers. In adults 18-34, “Chicago P.D.” tied for #1 in the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC (with CBS’s “CSI,” 1.2 rating each).


  • In its first two weeks, “Chicago P.D.” has now generated NBC’s two best 18-49 and total-viewer results in the time period, excluding “Saturday Night Live” specials, since Sept. 25, 2013 (with a special two hour “Law & Order: SVU” season premiere).


  • L+3 Time-Shifting: Last week’s premiere of “Chicago P.D.” added 38% or 0.76 of a point to last week’s next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 rating (to a 2.76 in L+3 from a 2.00 in L+SD) and 2.469 million viewers overall (11.058 million vs. 8.589 million).


  • "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.5/4 in adults 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) built by on its lead-in from “Revolution” by 15% in 18-49 rating and by 11% in total viewers (5.458 million vs. 4.908 million).  “SVU” held steady or grew in every key measure from half-hour to half-hour, despite last night’s return of competition from “Criminal Minds” and the premiere of “American Idol.”


  • L+3 Time-Shifting: Last week’s “SVU” added 41% or 0.87 of a point to last week’s next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 rating (to a 3.01 in L+3 from a 2.14 in L+SD) and 2.360 million viewers overall (11.209 million vs. 8.849 million).


  • "Revolution” averaged a 1.3/4 in adults 18-49 and 4.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET against the premiere of Fox’s “American Idol.”  L+3 Time-Shifting: Last week’s “Revolution” added 43% or 0.66 of a point to last week’s next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 rating (to a 2.19 in L+3 from a 1.53 in L+SD) and 1.689 million viewers overall (7.618 million vs. 5.929 million).
  • wichitahusker

    Um, the fact that said lead-in lost almost 30% of its audience from the week before, and that Chicago PD lost 25% of its audience at well, is obviously irrelevant…

    No slam on the quality of this show. But NBC’s slate of entertainment (non-sports, non-reality) programming is horrific.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Hey, it didn’t buckle like a cheap lawn chair! :grin: ;-)

  • PurpleDrazi

    100% of a low number is still a low number.

  • Shepherd

    LOL, I finally get it! Chicago Putty! :)

  • TVDude

    It’ll probably float back upward. Chicago Fire didn’t really do much better than SVU did in its earlier days, Chicago PD doesn’t seem to be any different.

  • DenverDean

    Last week, NBC was all like CPD trounced the competition. This week, it ‘face[d] competition.’ Funny how ratings dive when that happens.

  • Networkman

    NBC should be patient with Chicago PD. It does have potential. And I know that they are pleased that it had 100% retention out of Law & Order:SVU. Also it is a huge improvement over failed drama Ironside.

    I actually find Chicago PD more entertaining and of better quality than Chicago Fire. If NBC renews Chicago PD, they may want to consider pairing it with The Blacklist to help it grow. If Revolution fails to return, Law & Order:SVU’s final season may be needed on Friday paired with Grimm.

  • Networkman

    8pm The Voice
    10pm New Drama

    8pm The Voice
    9pm About A Boy
    9:30pm New Comedy – Tooken
    10pm Chicago Fire

    8pm The Biggest Loser
    10pm New Drama- Murder, She Wrote

    8pm Maya Rudolph Variety Show
    9pm The Blacklist
    10pm Chicago PD

    8pm Grimm
    9pm Law & Order:SVU (Final Season)
    10pm Dateline NBC

    On the Fall schedule would be 2 New Dramas, 1 New Comedy and 1 New Variety

  • Dan S

    @Networkman, I like most of your fantasy schedule for NBC. The only exception is Fri where I doubt Grimm would get moved to 8pm. Dateline will likely stay put at 8pm & SVU would air at 10pm if moved to Fri. As for CPD I like the idea of having Blacklist as a stronger lead in for it.

  • Dale

    Dante brother is as much of a loser as dumb Dante and her useless rants!

  • Dante’s Sister

    I’m sorry Dante and Dante’s brother are such huge dorks. They’re just jealous they will never be successful tv writers and take out their personal life failures on the hard working writing and production staffs of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and American Horror Story.

    And I still don’t get “Chicago PUHd”. Perhaps another fine example of Dante’s failed wit and writing.

    Do you mean PU-D? Like stinky?

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