TV Ratings: Chicago Fire Finale Draws Record Audience, Riverdale Hits a Low

TV Ratings Chicago Fire

In the latest TV ratings, NBC’s Chicago Fire ended its season (early) with 9.3 million total viewers and a 1.2 demo rating, rising to an all-time audience high while steady in the demo. TVLine readers gave the finale an average grade of “B” (read post mortem).

Bookending the firehouse drama, Chicago Med (9.2 mil/1.1, TVLIne reader grade “B”; read post mortem) dipped in the demo with its own finale, while P.D.‘s finale (7.9 mil/1.1, TVLine reader grade “A”; read post mortem) hit a four-year non-crossover audience high and was steady in the demo.


FOX | The Masked Singer (6.7 mil/1.7) fell to a season low in the demo with its “singalong” special. LEGO Masters (4 mil/1.2) ended Season 1 with its second-largest while steady in the demo.

THE CW | Riverdale (553K/0.2, read recap) and the Nancy Drew finale (489K/0.1, TVLine reader grade “A-“; read post mortem) each hit all-time audience lows while flat in the demo.

ABC | The Goldbergs (4.4 mil/0.8) and American Housewife (3.2 mil/0.6) dipped, Schooled (3.4 mil/0.7) ticked up, and Single Parents (2.5 mil/0.5) returned steady. Millionaire did 3.9 mil and a 0.6.

CBS | Survivor (8 mil/1.5) added a handful of eyeballs while steady in the demo.

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our daily-ish ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increases in delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms. These Live+Same Day numbers instead are used to illustrate any trends or high/low superlatives. Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

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