We were sure that NBC is about to pick up Chicago P.D. for at least one more season. Below is our forecast.
As mentioned above, the show's ratings remain quite stable. There is no any volatility in the ratings of the last seasons of Chicago P.D. The 5th season's premiere has garnered 6.11 million viewers with a 1.3/5 rating/share (P18-49). It's worth noting that the viewing audience even increased by the end of Season 5 up to 7.25 million viewers in the fourteenth episode titled "Anthem." One would have thought that the viewership has not changed within all five seasons since the twelfth episode of Season 1 has drawn almost the same number of viewers. This affirmation is fair to some extent as Chicago P.D. has showcased the incredible stable trend within the entire broadcast of the series.
As for the reception for Season 5, it also seems favorable. On Rotten Tomatoes, the current season of Chicago P.D. holds a score of 4.6/5 and an 88% approval rating among the viewers. We observe almost the same picture on Metacritic, 7.5/10 among the target audience. An overall score of Chicago P.D. on IMDb is also high, 8.1/10 ~ 19,000 votes. Quite clearly is that NBC should be taking all these data into account before their decision on the future of the police procedural drama. Given the statistics presented above, they will likely decide in favor of renewal.
Summing up, all indications are that NBC is about to renew Chicago P.D. for Season 6. This television drama possesses the incredibly devoted fan base; the show's ratings look excellent; both critics and viewers are to the most extent impressed with the current installment of this series. Thus, we are inclined to think that Chicago P.D. will return for Season 6 on NBC.
Chicago P.D. SummaryIf you have not yet watched this police procedural drama on NBC, please read a brief overview of Chicago P.D. below.
The story focuses on an elite squad of Chicago cops Led by Detective Sergeant Hank Voight. The unit deals with the city's most complicated crimes such as drug trafficking, mobs, high profile murders and other cases. In an attempt to protect his hometown from the most dangerous criminals, Voight in conjunction with his unit uses his unusual approach to justice. However, in the modern day Chicago, it is becoming more and more complicated to use such methods in fighting crime.