or


[04/28/08 - 09:48 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Bringing Hit Drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" to Weekday Syndication in Fall 2009
The series has been sold in 18 of the nation's top 20 markets, including the Fox owned-and-operated stations in New York, Los Angeles Chicago, Dallas, and Washington D.C.

[via press release from NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution]

NBC UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION BRINGING HIT DRAMA "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT" TO WEEKDAY SYNDICATION IN FALL 2009

NBC UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION BRINGING HIT DRAMA "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT" TO WEEKDAY SYNDICATION IN FALL 2009

Fox-Owned Stations In Top Markets Get Highest-Rated "Law & Order" Series and Weekend Syndication Hit

"SVU" Already Sold in 18 of Top 20 Markets and Also To Stations From CBS, Sinclair, Hearst, Belo and Many More

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA�April 28, 2008�NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has sold Dick Wolf's hit procedural drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" to the Fox Television Stations in the nation's top markets, as well as stations from other leading broadcast groups for weekday runs starting in fall 2009, it was announced today by Barry Wallach, President, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

The announcement comes on the heel's of "Law & Order: Special Victim Unit's" successful debut this season in weekend broadcast syndication and the show's continued dominance in primetime on NBC. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Media Studios and is Emmy-winner Dick Wolf's highest-rated series of the "Law and Order" brand.

"SVU" has been sold to the Fox owned and operated stations in New York, Los Angeles Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C., Houston, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Orlando and Baltimore. The series has also been sold in 18 of the nation's top 20 markets, as well as to stations from CBS, Sinclair, Sunbeam, Belo, Hearst, Granite, Capitol, Local TV and more.

"'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' continues to be one of the highest-rated primetime dramas on TV and it's a bona fide hit in weekend broadcast syndication this season," says Wallach. "'SVU' is a successful brand with both viewers and advertisers alike and it will undoubtedly make for a great Monday-through-Friday series for local broadcasters starting in 2009."

Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President of Programming, Fox Television Stations added, "We've been very pleased with 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' in our Monday-Friday lineups as it's ushered in the return of hour dramas to strip syndication. Given 'SVU's' powerful presence on weekends and in primetime, we're confident it will work as a great counter program for us."

Currently in its ninth season on NBC, "Law & Order: SVU" continues to be one of the network's top primetime programs. This season, "SVU" is the #1 crime drama on network television among women and adults 18-34 and second among women and adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

And in the just completed February sweep, "SVU's" weekend syndicated runs have improved time periods by more than 40% in both Households and Adults 25-54 (vs. Feb. 2007) and more than 50% in Women 25-54.

This hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC's "Law & Order" brand, chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York Police Department. The drama follows Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni), a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all, and his partner, Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), who's difficult past is the reason she joined the unit.

In 2007, Hargitay (Detective Benson) garnered her third Emmy nomination for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2006, she received her third SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Detective Benson. In 2005, Hargitay earned her first Golden Globe Award for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the role and her second Emmy nomination; and in 2004, both an Emmy and a SAG nomination in the same category.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Media Studios. Wolf, is creator and executive producer, Neal Baer (NBC's "ER," "China Beach"), Ted Kotcheff ("Fun with Dick and Jane," "Weekend at Bernie's") and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.

About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution

NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.

Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes the upcoming syndicated version of Deal Or No Deal, Access Hollywood, Blind Date, The Jerry Springer Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show. Current first-run weekly syndicated programming includes Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk, The Chris Matthews Show, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health and the off-network distribution of The Office, House, Monk, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and much more.





  [april 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· ER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)





[01/18/19 - 05:27 PM]
CBS to Double Up on "Fam" This Coming Thursday, January 24
Look for original episodes at both 8:30/7:30c and 9:30/8:30c.

[01/18/19 - 02:51 PM]
Aubrey Plaza Hosts the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards
The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards will air live exclusively on IFC at 2:00 pm PT/ 5:00 pm ET on Saturday, February 23.

[01/18/19 - 12:28 PM]
New Entertainment Network Cleo TV Debuts on Saturday, January 19 with Aspirational Lifestyle Programming for Millennial Women of Color
As previously announced, Cleo TV will be broadly distributed on Comcast Xfinity.

[01/18/19 - 11:09 AM]
Watch Season 1 of "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*" for Free on YouTube Until February 13, 2019
Said stunt is in anticipation of the show's second season launch on January 30.

[01/18/19 - 11:00 AM]
"Big Brother: Celebrity Edition" Returns with Multiplatform Coverage
"Celebrity Big Brother After Dark" premieres on Pop on Tuesday, January 22 (12:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT) with continuous live, late night coverage seven nights a week leading into the finale.

[01/18/19 - 10:56 AM]
All-New "Unsolved Mysteries" Coming to Netflix as a Global Original Documentary Series
This modern take on the classic series will maintain the chilling feeling viewers loved about the original, while also telling the stories through the lens of a premium Netflix documentary series.

[01/18/19 - 10:50 AM]
Video: Trailer - Hulu Original Comedy "PEN15"
All 10 episodes will premiere Friday, February 8, only on Hulu.

[01/18/19 - 10:43 AM]
First Look of Nicole Maines as the DC Character "Dreamer"
The costume will be first glimpsed on the January 27 episode of "Supergirl."

[01/18/19 - 10:02 AM]
History to Premiere Eight-Part Event "Jesus: His Life" on Monday, March 25
Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus' life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter.

[01/18/19 - 09:16 AM]
Video: New Trailer Released - truTV Season 2 of "At Home with Amy Sedaris"
This season, Sedaris welcomes an impressive list of guest stars, including: Rose Byrne, Matthew Broderick, Justin Theroux, Susan Sarandon, Gillian Jacobs, Juliette Lewis, Ellie Kemper, Fred Armisen, Michael Shannon and more!

[01/18/19 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC
The Alphabet's "A Million Little Things" gets a boost behind "Grey's Anatomy" on its new night.

[01/17/19 - 01:07 PM]
Netflix Reveals "You," "Sex Education" Each Viewed by 40 Million Members; Spanish Language "Elite" Draws 20 Million
Said details mark another rare release of viewership data by the streaming service.

[01/17/19 - 12:30 PM]
Freeform Sets "A Stage for Everyone" at Second Annual Freeform Summit on March 28 in Hollywood
This year, the theme for the event will be a reimagined beauty pageant, providing "a stage for everyone" to have a voice, be ambassadors of change and tell stories that matter.

[01/17/19 - 12:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "The Zoo" Continues to Deliver an All-Access and Exclusive Look at the Bronx Zoo
This season the unscripted docuseries will feature animals and staff at all five Wildlife Conservation Society parks in New York City - the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium.

[01/17/19 - 12:01 PM]
Golden Globe Winner "The Kominsky Method" Returns for Season 2!
Season two will consist of eight episodes and production is slated to begin late January in Los Angeles.