Ratings: ‘Chicago Fire’ Torches James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Special

Dick Wolf procedural doubles “Late Late Show” primetime event in both key demo and total viewers

Last Updated: March 30, 2016 @ 10:54 AM

James Corden got some pretty nice numbers Tuesday night with a prime-time “Carpool Karaoke” special, but the show was burned down by NBC’s “Chicago Fire.”

Also airing “The Voice” and “Chicago Med,” NBC landed a comfortable outright win last night. CBS finished second in both the key 18-49 demographic, and among total viewers.

The “Late Late Show” special ended up with the series’ second-largest audience of all time, though the show regularly runs at 12:30 a.m., of course.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.9 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.3/8 and 10.8 million viewers. At 9, “Chicago Med” had a 1.8/6 and 8.6 million viewers. At 10, “Chicago Fire” scorched the competition with a 1.8/6 and 8.7 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 7.8 million. Following reruns, “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special” posted a 0.9/3 and 4.3 million viewers.

ABC and the CW tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.9/3. ABC was third in total viewers with 3.2 million, CW was fourth with 2.3 million.

For ABC, “Fresh Off the Boat” at 8 got a 1.2/5 and 4.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Real O’Neals” received a 1.0/4 and 3.8 million viewers. At 9, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” put up a 1.0/3 and 3.2 million viewers. “Beyond the Tank” at 10 had a 0.6/2 and 2.2 million viewers.

For CW, “The Flash” at 8 posted a 1.3/5 and 3.3 million viewers. At 9, “iZombie” received a 0.5/2 and 1.3 million viewers.

Univision and Fox tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.7/2. Univision was fifth in viewers with 1.8 million, Fox was sixth with 1.7 million.

For Fox, “New Girl” at 8 had a 0.9/3 and 2.2 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 9 got a 0.8/3 and 2 million viewers. A repeat followed.

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

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