This Wednesday night, Dick Wolf’s #OneChicago, which includes the dramas Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D., ends their seasons prematurely this week due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 sweeping the world. That said, the shows are certainly not ending their seasons on a quiet note.
Chicago Fire, which ends its 8th season, this week is asking viewers (and there are many of them) to show their love from around the world with a tweet. “We want to celebrate all the ChiHards around the world!” the tweet starts off. “Take a photo of yourself holding a sign that says where you’re from and how far away from Chicago you are. Post it using #OneChicagoWorld so we can see just how far the love for #OneChicago goes!”
Last season the three “Chicago” dramas reached a total of 66 million viewers through the course of the season, and so far this year have dominated Wednesday nights in total viewers and is poised to give NBC just its second Wednesday season-long win in total viewers in 17 years.
All three series rank among television’s top seven most-watched dramas and and all three are generating double-digit digital growth this season versus last. In “live plus seven day” Nielsens, Chicago Med is delivering 11.0 million viewers, Fire is averaging 11.4 million and P.D. is attracting 11.0 million, with a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 for Med, a 1.9 for Fire and a 2.0 for P.D.