Riverdale, Nancy Drew ratings slide; One Chicago crossover surges

Chicago Fire crossoverThe latest Wednesday ratings are in and, to the surprise of no one, the annual One Chicago crossover proved itself to be a huge winner.

While there were some fluctuations across the board between Chicago Fire, Chicago Medand Chicago PDthe crossover overall generated a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and over 8 million live viewers. These are fantastic numbers that justify all the hard work everyone put into making this happen, and it also brought about some big improvements for all three shows versus prior episodes.

We didn’t necessarily think that the ratings for any Chicago show were putting them on the verge of cancellation, but this is another reminder to NBC of the gigantic financial viability of this franchise. There was a time when it seemed like Chicago Med was in danger but now, these three shows together feel like they could last several more years if they continue along this trajectory.

Technically, Chicago Med was the #1 show of the night in total viewers; though when it comes to the 18-49 demographic, the prize goes to The Masked Singer with its 2.1 rating. This still isn’t helping out Almost Family — that show is holding steady at around a 0.7 rating, and we aren’t seeing it do all that much to propel itself beyond that point.

As for some of the other ratings news of the night…

Struggles over at The CW? – We don’t know if we would call them “struggles” per se, but both Riverdale and Nancy Drew dropped down last night to a 0.2 rating. If you were to look at those numbers, the initial thinking would be that the two of them are struggling on some level. They are both down mightily over their premieres!

Yet, we do think that we’re moving towards an era where The CW doesn’t care all that much about some of their live viewing figures. We’ve seen this with Dynasty already, and ultimately, so long as a show is performing well online and its streaming/international distribution is there, it’s difficult to rule it out in terms of its long-term viability.

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