On the day that Dick Wolf semi-announced a fourth #OneChicago series, his Law & Order: SVU drew 8 million viewers and a 2.0 rating, rising two tenths in the demo to match a 14-month high.
Opening the Peacock’s night, Mysteries of Laura (7.5 mil/1.2) grew two tenths to tie an 11-month high (since Eric McCormack’s February 2015 visit). Come 10 pm, Chicago PD (8 mil/2.0) ticked up to its best-since-series launch, non-crossover rating.
Elsewhere in the ratings….
FOX | American Idol (9.7 mil/2.5) slipped 12 and 16 percent week-to-week. The Second Chance premiere retained half of that, with 4.8 mil/1.2; TVLine readers gave the Frankenstein-y drama an average grade of “B-.”
CBS | 2 Broke Girls (6.6 mil/1.7) and Mike & Molly (7.2 mil/1.6) were steady, Criminal Minds (9.3 mil/2.0) returned up a tenth (tying its season high) and Code Black (6.8 mil/1.3) ticked down from its last fresh outing.
ABC | The Middle (7.4 mil/1.9) slipped two tenths to a season low; The Goldbergs (6.3 mil/2.0), Modern Family (8.2 mil/2.6) and black-ish (6.1 mil/1.9) also ticked down. American Crime (4.3 mil/1.1) was down 10 percent and a tenth from its season opener.