Chicago Fire: Every season ranked from worst to best

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Chicago Fire is still going strong. The firefighting drama was just renewed for its 12th season, and based on the ratings, we’ll be getting several more in the future. There’s truly no end to the thrills and the drama that play out between the 51 team members.

These are the reasons why a ranking of all ten seasons is so difficult. Each season has its high and low points, its unpopular character arcs and its tragic deaths, but the difficulty of breaking it down is also part of the fun.

Now that season 11 has wrapped, we decided to go through each year of show and update our thoughts on them. Here is every season of Chicago Fire, ranked from worst to best!

CHICAGO FIRE — “Hold on Tight” Episode 1101 — Pictured: (l-r) Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd, Hanako Greensmith as Violet, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett, Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo, Christian Stolte as Mouch — (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)

11. Season 9

Season 9 had a lot of offscreen drama to deal with. It was the first season to be released after the show was given a multi-season renewal by NBC, and production took place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This led to a shortened season and lots of storyline changes to accomodate for the safety protocols that were being implemented for the very first time.

The storylines veered a bit more towards melodrama, and the audience responded appropriately, giving season 9 the worst IMDb score of the entire series. It’s not unwatchable or anything, but it easily takes the bottom spot on our ranking.

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