Final Ratings: SVU Part of Law & Order Crossover Tops Thursday

Ratings Law Order Crossover

In the latest TV show ratings, the SVU portion of NBC’s three-way Law & Order crossover led Thursday in the demo and in total audience.

Kicking off the crossover event, Organized Crime drew 5 million total viewers per Nielsen finals (a best-since-series premiere audience) and a 0.6 demo rating (TVLine reader grade “A-“). SVU then delivered a one-year high in audience (5.5 million) and a 0.7 rating; reader grade “A-.” Closing things out, Law & Order hit a best-since-revival premiere audience (4.7 mil) and a 0.6 rating; reader grade “B+.”

CBS’ Big Brother (3.1 mil/0.6; read recap) dipped week-to-week with its penultimate eviction of the season.

Fox’s MLB coverage averaged 3.2 mil and a 0.6.

Over on ABC, leading out of the Celebrity Family Feud finale (3.7 mil/0.5), the pretty wonderful Norman Lear tribute special drew 2.7 mil/0.3.

The CW’s Bump (221K/0.0) and Great Chocolate Showdown (372K/0.1) both added a few eyeballs.

NEXT WEEK: Young Sheldon, Ghosts, Hell’s Kitchen, Welcome to Flatch, Call Me Kat and CSI: Vegas return, and So Help Me Todd premieres on CBS.

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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. Big Brother is not associated or affiliated with the Estate of George Orwell and is not based on the novel “1984.”