‘Chicago P.D.’ Grows for a Second Straight Week


via press release:

Wednesday Primetime Results:


  • From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, “Chicago P.D.” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall) is up in 18-49 and total viewers for a second week in a row and ranks #1 in the 10 p.m. hour in those and most other key measures among ABC, CBS and NBC (vs. a “Nashville” original and “CSI” encore), pending updates.  “Chicago P.D.” retained 89% of its lead-in in 18-49 and retained 91% of that lead-in in total viewers.  Note that last week’s “Chicago P.D.” grew by 51% in L+3 versus these L+SD figures (details below).


  • “Chicago P.D.” is the first new drama on the Big 4 this season to grow with two of its first three telecasts to follow the show’s debut.  “Chicago P.D.” is up versus the prior week by 6% in 18-49 rating (1.7 vs. 1.6) and up versus two weeks ago by 13% (1.7 vs. 1.5), pending updates.  In total viewers, last night’s edition is up 10% versus the prior week (6.877 million vs. 6.236 million) and up 25% versus two week ago (6.877 million vs. 5.505 million)


  • In its first four weeks on the schedule, “Chicago P.D.” has now generated NBC’s four best 18-49 and total-viewer results in the time period, excluding “Saturday Night Live” specials, since Sept. 25, 2013.


  • “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.9/5 in adults 18-49, 7.5 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) grew week to week in 18-49 and total viewers for a second straight week and ranked #2 in the time period among the Big 4 in virtually all key measures.


  • Versus one week ago, “SVU” is up 6% in 18-49 rating (1.9 vs. 1.8) and up 13% in total viewers (7.539 million vs. 6.683 million) and versus two weeks ago, last night’s “SVU” is up 36% in 18-49 (1.9 vs. 1.4) and up 39% in total viewers (7.539 million vs. 5.435 million).  Last night’s “SVU” grew from half-hour to half-hour in every key measure, including gains of 11% in adults 18-49 (to a 2.0 rating from a 1.8) and 19% in women 18-49 (2.5 vs. 2.1).


  • “Revolution” averaged a 1.3/4 in adults 18-49 and 5.1 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET.
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