Ratings: Farmer Wants a Wife Returns Steady, SVU Leads Thursday

In the latest TV ratings, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU — with only one week left of CBS-free competition — was Thursday’s most-watched program, as well as the top-rated show in the covered 18-49 age demographic.

NBC | Law & Order (with 4.75 million total viewers and a 0.4 rating) and Law & Order: SVU (5.1 million/0.5) were steady in the demo and also added a few eyeballs. Organized Crime (3.6 mil/0.3) however dipped in both measures.

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ABC | Press Your Luck (3.1 mil/0.4) was steady with its finale, while a simulcast of Nat Geo’s Genius: MLK/X premiere averaged 1.2 mil and a 0.2.

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FOX | Next Level Chef(2 mil/0.4) matched its first regularly scheduled episode of last season, while Farmer Wants a Wife‘s Season 2 opener (2 mil/0.3) matched the dating series’ freshman averages.

THE CW | With The Conners reruns now opening the night (with 411K and 419K), Son of a Critch (267K) and Children Ruin Everything (187K)… were both down in viewers. Huh.

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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Steve Harvey is not a judge or lawyer and merely offers an alternative forum of dispute resolution.

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