NBC's SVU Locks Up Its 2nd Biggest Audience of the Season

NBC's SVU Locks Up Its 2nd Biggest Audience of the Season

NBC's SVU Locks Up Its 2nd Biggest Audience of the Season

LAW & ORDER: SVU (1.3/5 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) delivers its second-most-watched episode of the season. It's also the second-most-watched "SVU" since Feb. 8 (6.9 million), trailing over that span only last week's 7.1 million, which benefited from a high-rated lead-in from "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" [1.7 in 18-49, 9.0 million viewers overall]). Ranks #2 in the competitive timeslot among the Big 4 networks in 18-49 and total viewers. Ranks #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in adults 18-34, women 18-49 and women 25-54. Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD - "SVU" has grown by +77% this season in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.24 to a 2.19) and +2.9 million viewers overall (5.6 million to 8.5 million). When projected 35-day non-linear viewing is included, the "SVU" 18-49 rating increases to a 3.44.

"Chicago P.D." (1.2/5 in 18-49, 6.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET): Wins the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure (including a tie in men 25-54). Has won the slot or tied for #1 versus regular ABC and CBS competition with its last 25 straight original telecasts in adults 18-49 (L+SD), extending back to October 2016. Finishes within 0.1 of last week's 18-49 rating (1.2 vs. 1.3, which matched the show's best regular-slot 18-49 rating since Jan. 18). Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD - so far this season, "Chicago P.D." is increasing by +94% in 18-49 rating this season going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.13 to a 2.19) and +4.1 million viewers overall (6.0 million to 10.1 million). With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the "P.D." figure grows to a 2.99.

An encore telecast of "A Very Pentatonix Christmas" (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m.): Grows +33% versus the rebroadcast OF last year's "Pentatonix" holiday special in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.6 from 8-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016). In total viewers, is up +1.9 million persons or +63% versus last year's Saturday encore (4.849 million vs. 2.975 million).

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night: In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: Primetime results are based on "fast affiliate time period" data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated.<


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