SVU Ratings High

Ratings: The Voice Special Helps Lift SVU to Season High

Leading out of a Voice results special — which drew 10.2 million viewers and a 2.4 rating, doubling Mysteries of Laura‘s most recent demo — Law & Order: SVU this Wednesday did 7.9 mil and a 2.0, rising 20 and 33 percent and hitting a season high in the demo.

SVU in fact drew its best non-crossover rating since its September 2014 season opener.

Closing NBC’s night, Chicago P.D. (6.8 mil/1.6) enjoyed its best audience of the season and a six-week high in the demo.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

FOX | Rosewood (5.2 mil/1.4) ticked down a tenth, tying its series low. Empire (11.1 mil/4.2) dipped 5 and 9 percent to its lowest tallies since Season 1’s third and second episodes, respectively.

THE CW | Arrow (2.3 mil/0.9) slipped 11 percent and two tenths, while Supernatural (1.7 mil/0.7) ticked up.

CBS | Survivor (9 mil/2.1), Criminal Minds (8.4 mil/1.6) and Code Black (6.9 mil/1.3) each rose a tenth, with Code Black drawing a best-since-launch rating.

ABC | The Middle (7.6 mil/2.0), Modern Family (8.1 mil/2.7) and black-ish (6 mil/1.9) were all steady, while Goldbergs (7 mil/2.1) and Nashville (4.6 mil/1.0) each dipped a tenth, with the latter tying its series low.

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31 Comments
  1. Tori Coop says:

    Has Warren Leight started gloating on Twitter yet for these SVU ratings? They’ll never happen again.

  2. herman1959 says:

    Too bad about Arrow’s ratings because the episode was one of the best. Hopefully, it’ll pick up a lot of numbers by DVR, hulu, etc.

  3. Coach Taylor says:

    One of the best seasons of Survivor of all time, amazing how it keeps it up for 15 years, truly remarkable. At this rate in my own personal rankings Heroes vs. Villians, the first Fans vs. Favorites and this 2nd chance season all rank right up there

    • Tim says:

      last night was definitely one of the greatest tribal councils ever

      • wrstlgirl says:

        Wasn’t it though!!! But this is Survivor and I hope this comes back to bite Wentworth in the arse. As much as I enjoyed her “surprise” with the idol her being so damn smug really turned me off. IMHO those three girls, Kellie, Ciera (sp) and Abby need to go STAT!! LOL!!! Last week I jumped for joy when they voted out Kass. That woman is hateful.

        • BrittBrat says:

          I agree. This has been a great season so far. I hope Kelley, Abi, and Ciera all end up sitting next to Kass in jury!

          • wrstlgirl says:

            WTH does she have against Spencer? I remember them not getting a long to well in their season but I don’t recall him doing anything really bad towards her. She really has some issues IMO.

      • Dark Defender says:

        Yes! It ranks right up there with Parvati playing two idols in the same TC.

  4. Coach Taylor says:

    Oh and RIP Nashville

  5. Danny says:

    “Nashville” is profitable for ABC. If the fourth season is the last, I wouldn’t be surprised. But given the fervent fan base, I can see ABC renewing it for a fifth and final season. ABC’s big sophomore hit was supposed to be “How to Get Away with Murder,” which is bombing – I wouldn’t be surprised to see it drop below 6 million viewers before the season’s end — which is DISASTROUS given the “Scandal” lead-in (and pretty much NO competition from CBS and NBC).

    • Al says:

      1. Total Viewers are irrelevant
      2. Nashville ratings are so low it makes no sense to renew. It will go below a 1 in the demo which would be laughable.
      3. Nashville ranks as ABC’s lowest drama this season behind dead Blood and Oil.

      • Shaun says:

        They do offset costs with the music they sell,not sure how much they sell though.

      • Boiler says:

        So much of the cost is supported by the city of Nashville and the city loves the actors and vice versa. They have other ways of earning money. Hopefully it stays above 1.0 and it does DVR great. Chances are it won’t be the lowest rated ABC show for long. Wicked City awful, AOS has fewer viewers.

        • Patrick says:

          If it gets renewed, next year will be the last. It might be a full length years, or it might be a shorter season. Regardless, enjoy the show while its on. A cancelation announcement could come any time.

    • MyFairLady says:

      It’s all about the Demo and Nashville is bombing…1.0 demo is just sad…they should just cancel it now!

  6. JohnT says:

    Wait, Arrow went down? With a Felicity centric ep and with Mama Smoak as a guest? Still too much action and not enough romance, clearly. Come on, we want more epic Olicity! Kill of Damian, Thea, Laurel, Malcolm and Diggle.

  7. Mr. Tran K says:

    I’m not quite sure if Code Black didn’t get a full season order by CBS even though the numbers has been like a roller coaster ride for the medical drama series.

  8. Gerald says:

    The look on the faces of everyone at tribal council last night was priceless. Although I wish the ladies targeted Fish instead.
    Arrow was good.
    Supernatural…. Ummmm the Darknesses origin…..not liking that explanation.

    • wrstlgirl says:

      I agree, I was hoping for Fish too. And what’s with everybody flipping the finger. What are they like 12 years old. Kass comes in flipping everyone the bird. Hateful, hateful woman.

  9. Neemo says:

    Glad that the middle is so stable:) Its even up from last year(something impossible these days)
    The most consistent ABC preformer.
    Good job THE MIDDLE!:)

  10. evababy says:

    Blackish is having a creatively wonderful second season. Last night’s Charlie centric episode was excellent.

  11. Annie says:

    I still enjoy Empire, but the writers have to realize that OMG moments don’t mean anything if they don’t lead to anything, and if viewers are not invested in the characters.

  12. ninamags says:

    It was a better episode of Supernatural than I thought. We got a super-duper revelation, for sure.

    I fell asleep during some of the Arrow episode but the fighting sequence with the three bad-a$$ girls was AWESOME!. Ray is a total cutie and look forward to him on the other show.

  13. Ms Thang says:

    Too much Felicity and mama Smoake will kill Arrow.