One Chicago ratings impacted by World Series Game 7

One Chicago franchise 2019-2020 season key art featuring the casts of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med. Photo Credit: Courtesy of NBC.
One Chicago franchise 2019-2020 season key art featuring the casts of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med. Photo Credit: Courtesy of NBC. /

How did Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med do in the ratings this week? Find out in the Oct. 30 edition of the One Chicago ratings report.

One Chicago ratings continued to be on a roller coaster this past week, this time running into the unstoppable force that was the 2019 World Series.

The MLB championship series went to Game 7 on Wednesday, meaning that all three Chicago shows had to go head-to-head with the decisive baseball game between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.

Even on the West Coast, the game was still on by the time the franchise took to NBC‘s airwaves. So it’s no surprise that some people were waiting to see Washington earn their first World Series title, rather than checking in with One Chicago.

The latest Chicago Med was the only series that gained viewers this week. Its 7.76 million people watching live was up incrementally from the previous week’s 7.67 (+0.09, or 90,000).

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The show was ranked second in total viewers out of the 14 programs on broadcast TV Wednesday night, and if you limit that list to only scripted series, it was number one.

Among adults 18-49, the episode “It’s All in the Family” had a 1.2 share, which was on par with the previous episode but still well behind the World Series audience (5.6).

But while Med had a successful week, things were a little rougher for the two other series.

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In the second spot, the new Chicago Fire recorded a total audience of 7.31 million live viewers. That’s down from last Wednesday’s 7.81 million, which means this is the second week in a row that Fire has seen its live audience decrease.

Yet as the most senior show in the 9 p.m. time slot, the series was still able to be the third most-watched show of the evening.

Within the key demographic, the episode “What Went Wrong” came home with a 1.1 share. That dropped slightly from the past 1.2, and dropped the show into a tie for third place in that category.

The night concluded with the next Chicago PD, which drew in 6.33 million live viewers. That was the biggest loss of the week, and a pretty sharp downturn from the prior mark of 6.69 (-0.36, or 360,000).

For those of you keeping score, that’s the second consecutive week that PD has seen its audience take a major hit. Two weeks ago, bolstered by the One Chicago crossover, it scored more than 8.50 million people—that means more than two million viewers have tuned out in the weeks since.

The show still salvaged a fourth-place finish in total viewers and a 1.1 share in the demo, but it’s still lagging behind the other two series. At this point, it’s almost certainly benefiting from weaker competition (neither of its direct competitors at 10 p.m. got more than 3.5 million viewers).

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