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

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January 23rd, 2014

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).
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go SVU! Go Revolution!

  • Eve

    NBC doesn’t like Revolution. It’s never on the headline even when it grows more than SVU and whatever the 10pm show is. Now I’m worried about its renewal, not because of its rating, but for NBC wanting it for two more yaers.

    Even though, I’m pretty happy for CPD. It has found an audience and its crossovers with CF and soon SVU are a really good idea. Also, nice for SVU, still pulling decent ratings after 15 years!

    Go NBC!

  • Shepherd


    Which episode of SVU and CPD do they plan on crossing over? I haven’t watched SVU in years, I want to make sure I catch the crossover episode. Thanks.

  • Dan S

    I’ve never watched SVU but I understand the crossover with CPD will be at seasons end in May.

  • Eve

    Now, can someone explain me wtf with the 9-10pm comedies? When NBC switched them?

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