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

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March 14th, 2013

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via press release:

*	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.
  • PurpleDrazi

    They are comparing their reruns now? Our rerun this week was better than our rerun last week which was much better than the rerun we had this time last year. WTF NBC?

    I don’t even know what this is suppose to mean.

  • DenverDean

    And CF still lost to CSI (R) 1.7 to 1.1. You would think the “up and coming” show would perhaps grab new viewers from CSI when it repeats, but that has not been the case all season.

  • toadytoady

    Well it comes to something noteworthy when the repeat of SVU beats the original of Smash.

  • Melanie P.

    @DenverDean, actually CF beat CSI a couple of weeks back. It is still pretty impressive I think.

  • alex

    @DenverDean In non repeats CF beat CSI the last time it aired an original and that’s really what matters. pretty great and considering it doesn’t have the same strong lead in as CSI.

  • Thorn

    Whitney is dead in the water, it is now making Animal Practice ratings. No matter how much Whitney is on her knees it will not make NBC money.

  • Gillian Stone

    I think it would be a mistake for NBC, cancel svu now

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