One Chicago ratings report: Week of February 27, 2019

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Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD ratings are in for the latest episodes. Here’s the Feb. 27 edition of the One Chicago Ratings Report.

With another week of the One Chicago season in the books, it’s time to take another look at the franchise’s TV ratings with the One Chicago Ratings Report.

Without the added boost of a crossover event, plus with big events happening on other networks, this was a down week for our favorite franchise—though not entirely terrible.

Both FOX and CBS had major counter-programming this Wednesday. FOX offered-up a two-hour The Masked Singer finale, while CBS continued with longtime reality TV favorite Survivor.

That dropped NBC from first to second in the broadcast network race, and it wasn’t close at all; FOX dominated by having over two million viewers more than NBC (10.02 vs. 7.94, which nearly doubled FOX’s audience week to week).

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Here’s how it broke down show by show: Chicago Med had 8.45 million live viewers. That’s more than 600,000 people less (-0.63 million).

But it’s still better than the episode that aired two weeks ago, which had 8.33 million (+0.12). So it’s a loss, but more like coming back down to Earth.

Chicago Med was beaten by the first hour of The Masked Singer (8.60 million), but stayed in third place out of 15 broadcast TV shows that aired on Wednesday.

It also remained tied for fourth place in the adults 18-49 demographic.

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Chicago Fire collected 8.25 million people watching live, which was an even bigger loss of more than 700,000 viewers (-0.79 million). It was also lower than the pre-crossover episode, which had 8.52 million (-0.27 million, or 270,000).

The show slipped from third place down to fourth place in the overall viewer rankings, and stayed tied with Chicago Med for fourth place amongst adults aged 18-49.

Most of the viewers in the Wednesday 9 p.m. hour were tuned to FOX, as the Masked Singer finale brought in 11.45 million people watching live—more than any One Chicago show has pulled in all season and a mark that most TV shows don’t normally reach either. Going up against that popular show, there was bound to be a loss for Chicago Fire.

Then Chicago PD brought in 7.13 million audience members. That was the biggest drop of the trio, almost two million eyeballs down from the crossover’s 9.09 million mark (-1.96 million).

With that big of a drop in tune-in, Chicago PD fell from first all the way to fifth place among the total viewership rankings. It also dropped from third to tied for sixth among that key demo of the adults 18-49; it tied with ABC‘s sitcom Modern Family.

That number is also considerably off from the last pre-crossover installment, which had an 8.52 rank (-1.39 million). So it seems like even people watching the show before the crossover didn’t tune back in this week.

Having audiences in the seven and eight million range is still very good for TV, when most series usually bring in somewhere between five and six million. But One Chicago took some big hits in a very competitive week, and that’s probably not what viewers wanted to see after scoring so high with the crossover.

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