‘Chicago Fire’ Was Most-Watched Show on Wednesday, ‘Survivor 41’ Dips in Ratings

by Joe Rutland

“Chicago Fire” pushed competition out of its way to land as TV’s most-watched show on Wednesday night. “Survivor 41” saw its ratings dip.

Let’s sort out the shows, Outsiders, and their ratings thanks to an article from Deadline.

“Chicago Fire,” part of the “One Chicago” franchise for NBC from Dick Wolf, had 7.1 million viewers on Wednesday. Far and away, that knocked out the entire night’s shows from the most-watched title.

What about the other “Chicago” shows? “Chicago Med” pulled in 6.7 million viewers while “P.D.” had 5.1 million.

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“Survivor 41” dropped from last week, drawing 5.42 million viewers and a 0.8 Nielsen rating.

Fox’s “The Masked Singer” was the night’s highest-rated show with a 0.9 Nielsen rating in the 18-49 demo. It had 4.31 million viewers as both numbers were up from last week.

On ABC, “The Conners” had 3.4 million viewers and a 0.6 rating.

“CSI: Vegas” posted a 0.4 rating with 3.73 million viewers tuning into the franchise’s latest show.

So, Outsiders, “Chicago Fire” was the big winner among TV shows. Just another sign that Wolf and Co. are going to keep creating and producing quality TV for a long time to come.

Events In Real-Life Firehouse Helped Shape ‘Chicago Fire’ Episodes This Season

Many shows look for different types of inspiration when it comes to writing their scripts.

“Chicago Fire” is no different. But they wanted more real-life situations on their show. That’s why the showrunner looked at life within a firehouse to help shape shows.

David Haas, who is executive producer and showrunner for the show, talked about these new signs of help and inspiration with Entertainment Tonight.

Haas, along with head writers Michael Gilvary and Andrea Newman, dipped into those real-life firehouses and added elements into the show.

He said that when they look toward a season, one thing they do is go back to the firehouses.

Taylor Kinney Offered Some Details, But Not Much, Ahead of Season 10 Shows

Haas adds, “Then you look at these unique characters who have been with us for so long and think of how can we shake things up, move things around, explore new relationships, [and] put different people together.”

“Chicago Fire” is one show that always is a work in progress.

Before Season 10 kicked off, actor Taylor Kinney, who plays Kelly Severide, tipped his hand a little bit when it comes to details.

But he really didn’t offer up a lot of solid answers.

“We pick up where we left off and for people who are diehard Chi-fi fans, it’s really exciting,” Kinney said. Also, Severide gets out of trouble as Kinney said, “I make it. I’m here.”