There will be lots more fires for our crew to put out … at least until May. The not-so-critically acclaimed NBC freshman drama, Chicago Fire, has had different reception from fans. The show has remained consistent in the ratings, even up against the critically acclaimed musical drama, Nashville, and TV vet CSI. Forget the critics, fans are actually digging the storylines and character development, if social media is any indication and if ratings consistency isn’t enough.
Last night, boosted by The Voice Playoffs, Chicago Fire actually went on to be the first new drama on all major networks to actually receive a demo rating higher than its premiere. Chicago Fire premiered to a 1.9 and picked up a 2.3 with last night’s installment. It seems this was enough for NBC to give the drama a full season.
Chicago Fire airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.
What do you think about this news? Are you pleased NBC made this move? Anyone else shocked this got a full season before ABC’s Nashville?