One Chicago ratings report: Week of March 27, 2019

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Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med ratings are in for the latest episodes. Here’s the Mar. 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.

This was the franchise’s first week back after an extended hiatus—multiple weeks of reruns and then a week being taken off the air entirely. That downtime had an effect on the ratings, as there was some loss of viewership this Wednesday.

Chicago Med had a live audience of 7.99 million people. That is down from Feb. 27’s audience of 8.45 million, losing 460,000 viewers. It’s also less than the episode that aired before that, which had 8.33 million people tuned in.

However, without NCAA basketball to compete with, that was still good enough for second place amongst the 15 shows on broadcast TV.

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Its 1.2 share was also second amongst viewers 18-49, tied with Chicago Fire and behind Survivor: Edge of Extinction on CBS (which had a 1.5).

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Speaking of Chicago Fire, it pulled in 8.18 million people watching live. That was also down slightly from the prior episode, which recorded 8.25 million viewers (-70,000).

But that was still good enough to be the most viewed broadcast show on Wednesday night, and to tie Chicago Med for second among adults 18-49 (1.2 share).

Fire is on a generally downward trend. It went from 8.52 million with its episode before the One Chicago crossover, to 9.04 for the crossover on Feb. 21, to 8.25 last time out and now 8.18. But it’s still performing at the top of the rankings, so it’s up to you how concerned you want to be about the numbers.

As has been the cast for several weeks this season, Chicago PD was the lowest rated of the three One Chicago shows on Wednesday. Its 7.06 million was almost a million people less than Chicago Med.

That was also down from its Feb. 27 episode, which had 7.13 million viewers (-70,000, which was the same amount that Chicago Fire lost as well). However, it placed fourth out of 15 overall and it tied for fourth in the demographic with FOX‘s Empire.

Though the entire franchise lost viewers this week, none of them suffered huge losses and they still continued to top their competition. You never want to see numbers going down, but NBC still had roughly 2.5 million more people dialed in than second-place CBS (7.74 to 5.19). So do we look at the individual trends or the bigger picture? Well, that’s up to you.

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