In the latest TV show ratings, Law & Order: SVU this Thursday drew more than 8 million total viewers — its largest audience in five-and-a-half years — along with a 1.7 rating (per finals) — which marks a four-and-a-half year demo high — with Stabler’s return for the set-up of the Organized Crime spinoff.
TVLine readers gave the episode an average grade of “A-“; read recap.
Law & Order: Organized Crime itself then debuted to 7.9 mil and a 1.6, and a reader grade of “B+”; read recap.
Opening NBC’s night, Manifest kicked off Season 3 with 4 mil and a 0.6 (and a reader grade of “A-“), almost on par with its sophomore averages (3.9 mil/0.7).
FOX | Hell’s Kitchen (2.6 mil/0.7) dipped. The Moodys opened Season 2 with 1.1 mil/0.3 and then 950K/0.2, down sharply from what Call Me Kat and Last Man Standing had been doing.
CBS | Young Sheldon (6.6 mil/0.7) was steady, United States of Al (5.3 mil/0.6) matched what B Positive was doing in the time slot, Mom (5 mil/0.5) was steady, and B Positive (3.9 mil/0.4) hit lows in its new time slot. Clarice (2.4 mil/0.2) also slipped to season lows.
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. Warning: Contents may be hot!