One Chicago ratings report: February 5, 2020

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 Feb. 5 edition of the One Chicago ratings report.

This week’s One Chicago lineup featured some massively emotional episodes, but did all of those big reveals translate into big ratings?

Wednesday’s Chicago Med episode “Pain Is For The Living” had 8.60 million people watching live, which made it the most-watched show on broadcast TV, in terms of total audience.

That was a decent increase from the show’s last new episode on Jan. 22. The program was up by 0.23, or 230,000 more people than two weeks ago.

However, don’t celebrate too much just yet. Conversely, Chicago Med took a major hit in the key demographic of viewers aged 18-49. It plunged from being tied for first in that category into a tie for fourth place.

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What happened? The Masked Singer happened. FOX‘s reality show, which has long been a thorn in the side of the One Chicago franchise, made its time slot premiere this Wednesday and immediately had an impact on live ratings.

It had 7.4 million people watching live at 8 p.m. and its 2.0 share made Masked Singer the clear winner in the adults 18-49 category.

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In the 9 p.m. hour Chicago Fire brought in 8.18 million people watching live with its episode “A Chicago Welcome.” That’s an increase of .052, or 52,000 additional viewers, compared to the Jan. 22 episode.

Likewise, in key viewers, its 1.1 share was strong but still only good enough to tie for fourth place. That’s because FOX filled 9 p.m. with its new series Lego Masters, which was an immediate hit in the demo—it scored a 1.6 share!

To close out the night, Chicago PD came in at 10 p.m. with its new installment “I Was Here” and the end result was 7.149 million live audience members. That’s a 0.20 increase, or 200,000 more people than the previous new episode. It also had a 1.1 in the key demo.

What can fans take away from the latest One Chicago ratings? While Chicago PD continues to lag behind Chicago Fire and Chicago Med, both in total audience and the demo, that gap is smaller at the moment than it’s been before—perhaps episodes like this are the key to closing that distance.

And fans will want to keep an eye on the FOX programs, too. The Masked Singer did cause some headaches last year, but it also trailed off as the season progressed, so while it’s stiff competition for our franchise now it may or may not stay that way in a month or so.

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