Ratings: SVU Tops Thursday in Demo and Total Viewers

In the latest TV ratings, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU was Thursday’s most-watched show, and it also led the night in the coveted and delicious 18-49 age demographic.

NBC | Law & Order (with 4.5 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating), SVU (4.9 million viewers/0.5 rating) and Law & Order: Organized Crime (3.6 mil/0.4) were all down a tick from their season premieres — yet still easily bested all comers.

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FOX | Averaging 2.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 rating, Hell’s Kitchen dipped with its two-hour season finale, tying its season low in the demo.

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ABC | Press Your Luck (3 mil/0.3) was down a tick, leading into the Truth & Lies: The Hunted special’s 1.5 mil/0.1.

THE CW | Son of a Critch (344K) dropped a handful of eyeballs. Leading out of The Conners reruns (that this week drew 227K and 264K), Children Ruin Everything (238K) shed viewers for a second straight episode.

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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. Kids, ask parents before calling.

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