‘Chicago Med’ & ‘Fire’ #1 and 2 scripted series

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NBC has tied for #2 in the key adult 18-49 demographic for the primetime ratings week of April 6-12, averaging a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

In total viewers, Monday’s The Voice was the #1 alternative series of the week and Wednesday’s Chicago Med and Chicago Fire were the #1-2 scripted series. Counting Wednesday’s Chicago P.D., NBC claimed four of the week’s eight most-watched programs.

In adults 18-49, Ellen’s Game of Games tied for #8 and joined Voice and the “Chicago” dramas to give NBC five of the week’s top 12 shows in 18-49 viewers.

Season to date, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.388 million persons of #1 in total viewers behind CBS, the closest NBC has run to first place in total viewers at this point in the season, excluding sports, in 17 years, since the 2002-2003 season when NBC ranked within 760,000 viewers of #1 at this point.


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Weekly ratings are “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date ratings are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”

Week 29 Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” April 6-12

ABC…0.8

NBC…0.7

CBS…0.7

Fox…0.6

CW…0.1

Total Viewers

CBS…5.8 million

ABC…4.6 million

NBC…4.6 million

Fox…2.6 million

CW…0.5 million

Season-to-Date Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”

Fox…1.8

NBC…1.4

ABC…1.1

CBS…1.1

CW…0.3

Total Viewers

CBS…7.7 million

NBC…6.8 million

Fox…6.7 million

ABC…5.6 million

CW…1.1 million


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NBC highlights for the week of April 6-12:

NBC’s Chicago lineup, finished #1 for the night in total viewers, with Fire, Med and P.D. ranking as the #1-2-3 shows of the night.

Chicago Med (1.2 rating in 18-49, 9.1 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) was the #1 show of the night in total viewers, beating The Masked Singer, Survivor and a Modern Family retrospective to win the 8 p.m. hour. The April 8 Med matched the show’s season average in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.2, L+SD) and was up +10% in total viewers (9.071 million vs. 8.239 million). Digital / Social: Chicago Med’s 53,000 Total Interactions were up +22% from the show’s prior episode (44,000)).

Chicago Fire (1.2 rating in 18-49, 9.0 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) was Is #2 show of the night in total viewers, behind only Chicago Med, and won the 9-10 p.m. hour in total viewers over the series finale of Modern Family. The April 8 Fire equaled the show’s season average in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.2, L+SD) and was up +11% in total viewers (9.0 million vs. 8.1 million). Despite special competition from the series finale of Modern Family, Fire rated within 0.1 of its prior original in adults 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.3) and retained 98% in total viewers (9.0 million vs. 9.2 million, which represented “Fire’s” most-watched telecast, crossover or non-crossover, since Dec. 10, 2013). Digital / Social: Chicago Fire ranked as Wednesday’s #2 most social scripted primetime drama, with 174,000 Total Interactions, up +46% from the previous episode (119,000) and up +36% from the show’s season average (128,000, Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 4/8/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Drama).

Chicago P.D. (1.1 rating in 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied for #1 in the timeslot with ABC’s special return of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and ranked #1 outright in and total viewers. P.D. equaled the show’s season average in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.1, L+SD) and was up +11% in total viewers (7.7 million vs. 7.0 million). “P.D.” was the #3 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in total viewers, behind only Chicago Med and Fire. Digital / Social: Chicago P.D. scored as Wednesday’s #1 most social scripted primetime drama, with 242,000 Total Interactions. That was up +14% versus the prior episode (212,000) and up +112% versus the show’s season average (114,000), making this the #2 most-social episode in series history behind only the 100th episode crossover (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 4/8/20, Percent Share, Primetime, Drama). P.D. also had the week’s #2 most commented-on Facebook post for all scripted primetime dramas (2,000), with a post of some of the cast hanging out on set (Source: ListenFirst Media, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC, 3/30/20-4/5/20, Content Comments [Facebook], Brand Type: TV Shows, Primetime, Broadcast, Drama).

SOURCE: NBC

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