‘Chicago P.D.’ Ties for Number 1 Broadcast Show at 10PM, ‘Law & Order SVU’ Up 29 Percent on NBC

Law & Order SVU January 22

via press note:

With its week-to-week gain of a tenth of a rating point or 7% during its third week on the air, “Chicago P.D.” becomes the first new drama on the Big 4 nets this season to grow week to week in adults 18-49 during its first three weeks on the schedule (pending updates).
  • From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, “Chicago P.D.” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 6.3 million viewers overall) tied for #1 in the 10 p.m. hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, as well as men and women 18-49, and ranked #1 outright among those nets in adults, men and women 18-34.  “Chicago P.D.” grew 7% week to week in adults 18-49 and retained 88% of last night’s lead-in from “SVU.”  In total viewers, “Chicago P.D.” is up 14% week to week (6.269 million vs. 5.505 million), with last night’s telecast retaining 94% of “Chicago P.D.’s” lead-in from “SVU.”
  • In its first three weeks on the schedule, “Chicago P.D.” has now generated NBC’s three best 18-49 and total-viewer results in the time period, excluding “Saturday Night Live” specials, since Sept. 25, 2013.
  • “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.8/5 in adults 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) jumped week to week by 29% in adults 18-49 (to a 1.8 rating from a 1.4) and by 22% or 1.2 million persons in total viewers (6.636 million vs. 5.435 million).
  • Last night’s “SVU” built on its lead-in from “Revolution” by 20% in 18-49 rating and by 25% in total viewers.  “SVU” held steady or grew in every key measure from half-hour to half-hour, including gains of 6% in adults 18-49 (to a 1.9 rating from a 1.8), 14% in adults 25-54 (2.4 vs. 2.1) and 12% in total viewers (7.0 million vs. 6.3 million).
  • “Revolution” (1.5/4 in adults 18-49 and 5.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) matched its highest 18-49 rating since Oct. 2, during the season’s second week (1.6).  Last night’s “Revolution” grew week to week by 15% in adults 18-49( to a 1.5 rating vs. a 1.3) and 11% in total viewers (5.295 million vs. 4.780 million).
  • L+3 Time Shifting:  Last week’s editions of NBC’s Wednesday dramas were all significantly time-shifted: “Revolution” grew by 54% going from these next-day “live plus same day” ratings to “live plus three day” (to a 2.02 from a 1.31), “SVU” grew by 50% (2.18 vs. 1.45) and “Chicago P.D.” increased by 49% (2.17 vs. 1.46).
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