‘Chicago Fire’ ‘Med’ season finales #1 and #2 in ratings

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NBC’s Chicago Fire and Chicago Med led the network in total viewers. The shows ended their season ranking #1-2, respectively. The season-concluding Chicago P.D. captured the show’s most-watched episode.

The Masked Singer, Survivor  and ABC’s comedies all lost out the season closer of Chicago Med (1.1 rating in 18-49, 9.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET).

The season-ending episode of Chicago Fire (1.2 rating in 18-49, 9.5 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) set a series record in total viewers with the final original of the show’s eighth season. Week to week, Fire retained 100% in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.2) and increases by +5% in total viewers (9.5 million vs. 9.0 million) to rank as the #1 show of the night in viewers and win the 9-10 p.m. hour in 18-49 (tie), 25-54 and total viewers.

The medical drama won the 8 p.m. hour in total viewers, and scoring the #2 slot of the night, finishing just behind Chicago Fire. Week to week, “Med” was up +3% in total viewers (9.3 million vs. 9.1 million).


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The season-concluding Chicago P.D. (1.1 rating in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) captured the show’s most-watched episode, excluding crossovers, in four years, since Jan. 13, 2016 (8.0 million).

Week to week, P.D. retained 100% in 18-49 (1.1 vs 1.1) and grew +2% in total viewers (7.8 million vs. 7.7 million) to win the time-slot this week in 10 of 10 key measures versus Week 2 of ABC’s revival of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. P.D. has now won the time-slot or tied for #1 versus regular ABC and CBS competition with its last 80 straight original telecasts in adults 18-49 (L+SD), extending back to October 2016.

Winners in Digital and Social

Total Interactions for Chicago Med (78,000) were +22% higher than the prior episode (53,000) -+10% higher than the season average (71,000). Med provided the week’s #1 most viewed Facebook video among all scripted Chicago Med’s primetime dramas (1.4 million) with a video of Choi punching Crockett (Source: ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 4/13/20-4/19/20, Content Video Views [Facebook], Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Drama).

Chicago Fire’s 198,000 Total Interactions was up +14% from the show’s previous episode (174,000) and +51% higher than its season average (130,000). Fire accounted for the week’s #3 most viewed YouTube video among all scripted primetime dramas (127,000) with a video of 51 arriving on the scene of a driver pinned under a casket (Source: ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 4/13/20-4/19/20, Content Video Views [YouTube], Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Drama).


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Chicago P.D. with 250,000 Total Interactions, was up +106% versus the show’s season average (121,000) to make this the #2 most social episode in series history behind only the 100th episode crossover. P.D. delivered the week’s #3 most commented-on Instagram post among all scripted primetime dramas (3,000) with a post asking fans to tap the post to see which P.D. character they’d be partnered with (Source: ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 4/13/20-4/19/20, Content Comments [Instagram], Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Drama).

P.D. also scored the week’s #1 most commented-on YouTube video among all scripted primetime dramas (1,000) with a video of Atwater confronting the crooked police waiting for him outside his home (Source: ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 4/13/20-4/19/20, Content Comments [YouTube], Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Drama).

It is not known at this time when the new season of the Chicago shows will begin, but if we had to speculate we believe it would be January 2021.

SOURCE: NBC

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