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‘Chicago Med’ Gets Five More Episodes From NBC

Total-episode count for Dick Wolf-produced drama grows to 18

NBC wants more “Chicago Med.”

The network ordered five additional episodes of the Dick Wolf-produced medical drama on Friday, raising it’s total episode count to 18.

Four episodes into its freshman season, the “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” spinoff has averaged a 2.0 Nielsen live-plus-same day rating among adults 18-49, the demographic most coveted by television advertisers.

The show grew its ratings from a 1.8 in Week 2 to a 2.0 in Week 3 and a 2.1 in Week 4 — making it the only show this season on any of the Big Four broadcast networks to grow its ratings two of the first three weeks following its premiere.

Dick Wolf, Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov , Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Arthur Forney, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski executive produce the series. “Chicago Med” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.