Week-to-Week Gains for ‘SVU’ and ‘Chicago Fire’ Encores vs. Same Night Last Year, ‘SVU’ is up 71%

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*	From 8-8:30 p.m. ET, "Whitney" (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.4 million
viewers overall) finished within a tenth of a point of last week's
1.3, the show's top rating since Jan. 30, despite this week's start of
Daylight Saving Time.  In total viewers, it's the second biggest
overall audience for "Whitney" in four weeks.  From 8:30-9 p.m. ET, an
encore "Whitney" averaged a 0.8/3 in 18-49 and 2.5 million viewers

*	At 9 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of  "Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit" (1.2/3 in adults 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall)
grew versus last week's 18-49 rating by a tenth of a point or 9
percent, making this the second highest rated encore of "SVU" among
five aired so far this season.  In total viewers, "SVU" is up week to
week by 8 percent (4.611 million vs. 4.273 million), which also makes
this the #2 "SVU" encore among five telecast so far this season.  Last
night's "SVU" built on its lead-in by 50 percent in 18-49 rating and
82 percent in total viewers.

*	Versus its result with an encore on the same night last year,
"Law & Order: SVU" is up 71 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.2 from a
0.7) and up 83 percent in total viewers (4.611 million vs. 2.522

*	From its first half-hour to its second, the "Law & Order: SVU"
encore grew in every key ratings category, including gains of 30
percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.3 from a 1.0) and 18 percent in total
viewers (5.0 million vs. 4.2 million).  

*	At 10 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of "Chicago Fire" (1.1/3 in adults
18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall) is up week to week by a tenth of a
point or 10 percent in 18-49 rating, to match the highest rating among
five encore "Chicago Fires" so far this season.  In the time period,
"Chicago Fire" ranks #2 among repeat dramas on ABC, CBS and NBC in
virtually all key ratings categories.
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