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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

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.