Wednesday TV ratings: One Chicago up, Stumptown down

All three One Chicago shows were good in the Wednesday TV ratings on Feb. 5. Meanwhile, Stumptown and others saw dips. Here’s a full look.

While the One Chicago shows performed well on Feb. 5, not everything else did. It’s time to look at the Wednesday TV ratings to assess which shows could be in danger and which ones are most likely safe.

The NBC lineup on Wednesdays is unlikely to change into the next season. Unless something drastic happens, all three shows are going to be renewed. During Feb. 5, they were all up or steady. Chicago PD had the best night of the lot, seeing the demo up by 12% to match Med and Fire. 

It was Med that had the best night in terms of audience, though, pulling in 8.60 million viewers to take the top spot of the night. Chicago Fire wasn’t too far behind with 8.18 million and took second place throughout the night.

However, the show to win the demo was The Masked Singer. The second episode of the third season did see a huge dip from the first episode, but that’s really not surprising. Remember the premiere was after the Super Bowl, which was always going to mean a boost. FOX will have expected this, and I honestly don’t think there’s anything to worry about with this series.

FOX also fared relatively well with new series LEGO Masters. It scored the second-highest audience of the timeslot and the high demo of the slot. In fact, it was the second-highest demo of the entire night. We’ll need a few more episodes to see how the TV ratings stabilize.

There was a slight change to ABC’s schedule on Wednesday night. Instead of the two-hour comedy block, a two-hour special of The Bachelor aired instead. While it performed well for the night, the demo and audience were both down by about 10%. This could have been due to not everyone realizing that there was a special on.

It’s not a show I’m worried about, though. Bachelor Nation is still going strong for ABC.

To end the night, Stumptown dropped another 2% in the demo and 3% in the total audience. It pulls up the rear when not including the CW shows. I’m not sure the strong DVR ratings are going to save this one.

Check out the full TV ratings to see how your favorite shows performed.

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What did you watch on Feb. 5? What do you hope to see renewed? Which shows do you think will be canceled? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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