Ratings: Law & Order Trio Grow After 8-Month Break, SVU Tops Thursday

In the latest TV show ratings, the Season 25 premiere of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU was Thursday’s most-watched program while also topping the night in the coveted 18-49 age demographic.

NBC | With their season premieres following an extended eight-month hiatus, Law & Order (with 5.2 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating, TVLine reader grade “B-“; read recap), SVU (5.6 mil/0.6, reader grade “B”; read recap) and Organized Crime (3.9 mil/0.4, reader grade “B+”; read recap) all returned up in audience vs. their previous averages, and steady in the demo.

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ABC | Press Your Luck (3 mil/0.4) was steady.

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FOX | Hell’s Kitchen (2.3 mil/0.4) and Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip (1 mil/0.2) were both steady.

THE CW | Son of a Critch (358K) added viewers with its season finale. This week’s Conners repeats drew 274K and then 331K. Children Ruin Everything (249K) lost viewers week-to-week.

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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. This is only an exhibition, this is not a competition. Please, no wagering.

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