Wednesday TV ratings: Chicago Fire up, LEGO Masters down

Chicago Fire ticked up in the Wednesday TV ratings. Meanwhile, LEGO Masters fell and Stumptown was mixed. Here’s a look at the Feb. 12 results.

TV ratings for Feb. 12 are in, and they’re certainly mixed. While Chicago Fire saw a good night, the same can’t be said for all the One Chicago shows. Meanwhile, LEGO Masters saw a large drop, Stumptown was mixed, and Survivor‘s Season 40 premiere was down. Here’s a look at the Wednesday TV ratings to see how the shows did and what it could mean for future seasons.

I don’t think the One Chicago franchise is in danger yet. The shows remain the top performers for NBC, so it wouldn’t make sense to end them unless the shows believe it’s time. Chicago Fire‘s ticks up in both metrics show that this is a show fans still want to watch, and I think as long as the leads are still interested, the show will remain.

Chicago Med and Chicago PD did fall a little, but they ere still strong shows for their timeslots. Both were the highest-viewed shows for their timeslots, with PD also being the highest-rated in the demo at 10 p.m.

When it comes to reality TV, there were some dips. The Masked Singer fell 10% in the demo and 16% in the total audience. This isn’t all that surprising. I suspect an upward tick next week when the new group is introduced.

Survivor‘s dips aren’t too concerning. It did drop 16% in the demo and 13% in the total audience from the Season 38 premiere (the previous spring premiere). It’s not uncommon to see a small dip between seasons. Not everyone is going to want to stick around for the next season, but it remains one of CBS’s top-rated shows.

The unscripted series I’m most concerned about is LEGO Masters, which saw a 22% dip and 24% dip in the demo and audience respectively. One thing saving it is that the demo is still at 1.2 and the highest for the timeslot. It’s just behind The Masked Singer and Survivor. However, the series needs to stabilize quickly to land a second season.

THE MASKED SINGER: The Turtle in the “Masking for a Friend: Group A” episode of THE MASKED SINGER airing Wednesday, Feb 12 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Cr: Michael Becker / FOX. © 2020 FOX MEDIA LLC.

ABC had a mixed night, starting with a dip in the ratings with The Goldbergs. However, Schooled was up in the demo and steady in the total audience and Single Parents saw a 13% upward tick in the demo and was up in the total audience. I think The Goldbergs and Schooled are safe, but I do question Single Parents. It’s just not performing as well as all other shows on the network on Wednesday.

Stumptown is another show that remains on the bubble. While it was up 14% in the audience, it was down another 2% in the demo. This show could be saved due to DVR ratings, but is that enough to justify a second season? ABC knows that ratings will fall with a second season, which suggests the network might air on the side of cancellation.

Take a look at all the TV ratings for Feb. 12.

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