NBC's 'Law & Order: SVU' Scores Top Adults 18-49 Ratings Since October 16

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November 14th, 2013

Law & Order SVU November 13

via press note:

TIME-SHIFTING: Note that last week in L+3, Revolution” added 55% to its 18-49 rating and “SVU” added 54%.
 
  • Revolution (1.4/4 in 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) matched its 18-49 rating of the prior four weeks.  The last time “Revolution” topped last night’s 1.4 was when it earned a 1.5 on Oct. 9.  Last night’s “Revolution” improved by 14% on NBC’s time-period average in the slot last season in total viewers (5.139 million vs. 4.509 million).
 
  • L+3: The Nov. 6 “Revolution” added 55% or 0.79 of a point to its next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 rating (to a 2.23 in L+3 from a 1.44 in L+SD) and in total viewers, added 41% or 2.127 million persons (7.335 million vs. 5.208 million.  The 0.79 increase going from last week’s L+SD to L+3 rating is “Revolution’s” biggest 18-49 lift of the season, giving the show its top L+3 rating in five weeks (since Oct. 2).
 
  • From 9-10:01 p.m. ET, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1.6/4 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall) locked up its top 18-49 and total-viewer results since Oct. 16.  In 18-49, “SVU grew week to week by 7% in 18-49 rating (1.6 vs. 1.5) and by 14% versus the prior original telecast before that (1.6 vs. 1.4 on Oct. 23).  In total viewers, “SVU” was up versus last week by 8%  (6.087 million vs. 5.652 million) and up versus the Oct. 23 original by 10% (6.087 million vs. 5.526 million).  SVU” increased its rating half-hour to half-hour in every key measure – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers -- including a gain of 21% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.7 from a 1.4).
 
  • L+3: The Nov. 6 “Law & Order: SVU” added 54% or 0.83 of a point to its next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 rating (to a 2.37 in L+3 from a 1.54 in L+SD) and in total viewers, added 37% or 2.069 million persons (7.721 million vs. 5.652 million).  The 0.83 increase going from last week’s L+SD rating to L+3 is the second biggest ever for “Law & Order: SVU” behind the 0.90 for this season’s premiere.
 
  • From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, a Wednesday Dateline NBC” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall) reported NBC’s biggest overall audience in the hour in five weeks, best since Oct. 9.  Despite the 10 p.m. hour, “Dateline” grew half-hour to half-hour in adults 18-49 by 9% (to a 1.2 rating from a 1.1), in adults 25-54 by 7% (1.6 vs. 1.5) and in total viewers by 11% (5.3 million vs. 4.8 million).
 
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Ice-T was on Fallon last night calling for SVU to run 20 seasons. But he was a little confused on the records for drama series: He said the L&O mothership only ran for 19 (not 20) seasons, and he mistakenly said the record for the most (at 20 seasons) was held by Bonanza (and not by Gunsmoke as it really is).

  • Michael

    Go SVU!

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Oh, and, go Revolution!

  • Chris_SAdvisor

    “Last night’s “Revolution” improved by 14% on NBC’s time-period average in the slot last season in total viewers (5.139 million vs. 4.509 million).”

    Comparing year over year stats is pointless on a week by week basis, especially when Rev moved. It stayed flat at 1.4 and above 5M and that is enough to keep it around. If it adjusts down for this week though…

    For SVU, that should end the doomsayers that called for cancellation after episode two this season.

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