Ratings: People's Choice Awards Hit 6-Year Low, NBC's ‘Chicago P.D.’ Has Solid Debut

Ratings: People's Choice Awards Hit 6-Year Low, NBC's 'Chicago P.D.' Has Solid Debut

The fan-voted trophy ceremony has largest audience in four years

NBC's “Chicago Fire” spinoff, “Chicago P.D.,” had a solid premiere at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, as CBS’ “People's Choice Awards” hit a six-year ratings low.

Despite the low ratings in the key 18-49 demographic, the awards earned their largest audience in four years.

“P.D.” earned a 2.0 rating and 6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic at 10 p.m.

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CBS was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in total viewers with an average of 8.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. The “People's Choice Awards” at 9 p.m. had a 2.3/7 and 10.2 million viewers — the most eyeballs of the night. Reruns preceded it.

NBC and ABC tied for second in ratings, each with a 1.9. NBC had a 5 share, ABC had a 6 share. NBC was second in viewers with 7.8 million viewers. ABC was third in viewers with 6 million.

For NBC, “Revolution” at 8 earned a 1.6/5 and 6.1 million viewers.At 9, “Law & Order SVU” received a 2.1/6 — a 31 percent uptick — and 8.9 million viewers. The “P.D.” debut followed.

For ABC, “The Middle” at 8 earned a 2.2/7 and 8.8 million viewers. At 8:30, a special timeslot “Super Fun Night” received a 1.5/4 and 4.9 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 got a 3.5/10 and 9.5 million viewers. A regular “Super Fun Night” at 9:30 had a 1.8/5 and 4.9 million viewers. A rerun special followed.

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Fox and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 1.2/3. Univision was fourth in viewers with three million, Fox, airing a movie rerun, was fifth in viewers with 2.9 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million viewers.

The CW, airing entirely repeats, was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million viewers.

  • missing good tv

    Tv has become so bad I don't even bother to check what's on anymore. Once in a while I find out there's something I would've watched. I've just gotten in the habit of not watching tv but I miss it and wish it weren't so bad. Bad shows, bad scheduling, short seasons, and I don't mind commercials but they are so excessive which also makes the episodes too short. CBS was the only network that still seemed to have a clue but even they seem to have lost their course lately.