Not that any of us are suprised but Chicago P.D has been renewed for another season with sister show Chicago Fire also being renewed for a third season!
The three scripted one-hour dramas will return for the 2014-15 season, joining The Blacklist, The Voice and Celebrity Apprentice. Parks and Recreation also was officially picked up for a seventh season.
NBC is currently the top-rated network among broadcasters in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and is enjoying a 20 percent improvement compared to last year, with its highest rating, 25 weeks into the season, in six years. The renewed scripted dramas — as well as Parks and Recreation — mark the first returning series to earn early pickups. All four shows hail from NBC’s studio counterpart, Universal Television.
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Chicago Fire will return for a third season after proving a reliable performer for NBC on Tuesdays, regularly winning its 10 p.m. slot with an average of a 3.1 rating among adults 18-49 and an average of 10.6 million viewers. The series, from exec producer Dick Wolf, is up 35 percent year over year in the demo and 33 percent among total viewers. Its move from Wednesdays to Tuesdays this season helped the network improve in the 10 p.m. slot by 24 percent in the demo.
Spinoff Chicago P.D., starring Sophia Bush and also produced by Wolf, becomes the network’s second freshman drama to earn a sophomore season (The Blacklist was given an early renewal in December for a second run). The series is averaging a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.9 million total viewers, retaining 94 percent of its Law & Order: SVU lead-in and 97 percent among total viewers when factoring in DVR viewing. P.D. has generated NBC’s nine best 18-49 results win in its Wednesdays at 10 p.m. slot, excluding the Olympics and SNL specials.