Update: Wednesday’s “Chicago PD” dipped by 25% from the series premiere to score a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating with 5.54 million viewers. It placed second in its 10PM timeslot, landing behind “CSI” (2.0, 10.26 million) and ahead of “Nashville” (1.3, 5.05 million).
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Airing in the 10PM timeslot, NBC’s “Chicago PD” did not endure the burden of a head-to-head race with the “American Idol” season premiere.

Unfortunately, it did not avoid a big ratings drop.

“PD,” which bowed to a solid 5.2 overnight metered market rating last week, slipped to a 3.8 in week two. Lead-in “Law & Order: SVU” might have taken a slight adults 18-49 hit against the “Idol” premiere, but insofar as it nearly matched last week’s 4.3 with a 4.2 in the overnight household numbers, it cannot take the blame for the 27% “PD” decline.

“PD” competed with CBS’ “CSI” (6.9 overnight metered market rating) and ABC’s “Nashville” (3.8) in the 10PM timeslot Wednesday.

NBC offered “Revolution” (3.2) at 8PM and “SVU” (4.2) at 9PM.

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