NBC: Record rating for “Chicago Fire”


NBCNote that the time-period high for “The Voice” should exclude sports.

Wednesday Results: NBC wins Wednesday night in 18-49, as “Chicago Fire” hits a series high and a special Wednesday “Voice” delivers a four-year in-season

non-sports time-period high for NBC.


*           From 8-10 p.m. ET, “The Voice” (3.7/10 in 18-49, 10.4 million

viewers overall) won its highly competitive time period in adults

18-49 and virtually all other key demographics (including a tie among

men 18-34).  The special Wednesday telecast of “The Voice” topped

ABC’s comedy lineup by a 19 percent margin (with a 3.7 rating vs. a

3.1) and also prevailed over CBS’s combination of “Survivor” and

“Criminal Minds” by 28 percent (3.7 vs. 2.9) and Fox’s “X Factor” by

42 percent (3.7 vs. 2.6.).  “The Voice” is up 208 percent versus NBC’s

average in the time period last season in 18-49 rating (3.7 vs. 1.2,

L+SD non-sports) and up 124 percent in total viewers (10.408 million

vs. 4.652 million).


*           This special Wednesday edition of “The Voice” captured NBC’s

highest in-season non-sports 18-49 rating in the time period since

January 2, 2008 and biggest overall audience in-season in the time

slot since January 23, 2008.


*           At 10 p.m. ET, “Chicago Fire” (2.3/6 in adults 18-49, 7.1

million viewers overall) set series records in 18-49 and total viewers

with week-to-week jumps of 44 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 2.3 rating

from a 1.6), 40 percent in adults 25-54 (2.8 vs. 2.0) and 26 percent

in total viewers (7.085 million vs. 5.622 million).  “Chicago Fire” is

tied for #1 in the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49.

Versus last season’s NBC average in the time period, “Chicago Fire” is

up 44 percent in 18-49 (with a 2.3 rating vs. a 1.6, L+SD non-sports)

and 24 percent in total viewers (7.085 vs. 5.726 million).


*           “Chicago Fire” is the first new drama on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox

this season to beat its premiere results (1.9 in 18-49, 6.614 million

viewers overall on Oct. 10) with a subsequent telecast.


In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night  (the New York market is

excluded from these averages):


*           In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The

Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 3.0/8; CBS’s “Late Show with David

Letterman,” 2.9/8; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 2.9/7; and “Jimmy

Kimmel Live,” 1.6/5.


*           In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results

were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.1/5; “Late Show,” 0.8/4;

“Nightline,” 0.9/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/4.


*           At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.6/6 in

metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig

Ferguson” (1.5/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late

Night” (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.5/3).


*           At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 1.0/5 in

metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25

markets with local people meters.


NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research

unless otherwise indicated.