Last week NBC had ordered one more episode of Chicago Fire, bringing the season total to 23. Well, they’ve now ordered another additional episode so fans will now get 24 installments in its first season.
The new drama got off to a mediocre start last October and then dropped in subsequent weeks, falling as low as a 1.4 demo rating with 4.87 million total viewers in December.
It looked like Chicago Fire might be headed for cancellation but, in 2013, the ratings have really turned around. The first episode of 2013 drew a 2.4 rating with 8.54 million, series highs in both categories. That doesn’t happen very often.
While the rest of the episodes this year haven’t done quite as well, it’s becoming one of bright spots on NBC’s schedule.