Primetime Ratings: Solid Start for NBC's 'Chicago P.D.'

CBS wins night as People's Choice Awards dips in demo, but rises in total viewers

NBC debuted its latest procedural drama from Dick Wolf, Chicago P.D. to a solid 2.0 rating with adults 18-49 at 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.

The Chicago Fire spinoff was well above the 1.3 that the canceled Ironside premiered to in that time slot back in October; the premiere also averaged 8.56 million total viewers. Earlier, Revolution returned up 14% from its last 2013 airing to a 1.6 and Law & Order: SVU jumped 31% from its last episode to a 2.1.

For the night, NBC placed in a tie for second with ABC with an overall 1.9 rating/5 share.

ABC, which had a 6 share compared to NBC's 5, returned the majority of its lineup. The Middle was up 10% to a 2.2 and Modern Family and Super Fun Night were flat with their last originals at a 3.5 and 1.8, respectively. Super Fun Night also aired a new episode at 8:30 p.m., which drew a 1.5.

CBS led all networks with a 2.1/6. Its broadcast of the 40th Annual People's Choice Awards dipped 15% to a 2.3, but rose 9% among total viewers to 10.18 million.

Fox aired the movie Step Brothers for a 1.2.

The CW aired repeats.