Give a pay raise to whomever paired the Law & Order: SVU/Chicago P.D. crossover event with a special Voice outing, because NBC had a very good night as a result.
The Voice‘s results show led things off with 10.6 million total viewers and a 2.5 demo rating (per finals), down from its Tuesday playoff tallies but improving hugely on Mysteries of Laura‘s most recent performance in the time slot (7.9 mil/1.3). Leading out of that, SVU drew 10 mil and a 2.4, surging 43 and 50 percent to net its largest audience in nearly four years its best rating since last fall’s opener.
Chicago P.D. closed the two-night, three-show crossover event with 9.5 million viewers and a 2.2 rating, up 52 and 57 percent to hit and match all-time highs.
CBS | Survivor (9.5 mil/2.3) was steady, Criminal Minds (10.4 mil/2.3) ticked up 10 percent in the demo, while Stalker (7 mil/1.4) dipped a tenth.
ABC | The Middle (8.1 mil/1.9) ticked up a tenth in the demo, while The Goldbergs (7.5 mil/2.1) and Modern Family (9.8 mil/3.2), black-ish (7.8 mil/2.5) all dipped, and Nashville (5.7 mil/1.4) was flat. (That said, Goldbergs had its second-largest audience ever, while Middle and Nashville drew season-high audiences.)
FOX | Hell’s Kitchen (3.8 mil/1.5) rose 15 percent in the demo, while Red Band Society (2.8 mil/0.9) was flat.
THE CW | Arrow (2.6 mil/0.9) shed a few eyeballs and two tenths in the demo, while The 100 (1.8 mil/0.8) added some viewers while flat in the demo.