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[11/12/15 - 08:34 AM]
"SVU" Jumps 33% to Its Top Rating Since April & Best Non-Crossover Result Since Sept. 2014
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 11.

[via press release from NBC]

'SVU' JUMPS +33% TO ITS TOP RATING SINCE APRIL & BEST NON-CROSSOVER RESULT SINCE SEPT. 2014

'SVU' BEATS 'CRIMINAL MINDS' HEAD TO HEAD IN 18-49 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A YEAR, SECOND TIME EVER

'CHICAGO P.D.' GROWS +14% TO A SIX-WEEK HIGH, RANKS #1 AT 10

A WEDNESDAY 'VOICE' WINS AT 8 WITH NBC'S TOP RATING IN THE SLOT IN 12 MONTHS; GROWS +9% VS. COMPARABLE EPISODE IN THE PRIOR CYCLE

Wednesday Primetime Results (NBC carried NBA basketball in Portland):

A Wednesday results show edition of "The Voice" (2.4/8 in 18-49, 10.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

· Wins the hour among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers and nearly all other key measures.

· Generates NBC's top results in the slot in the past year (since Nov. 12, 2014, 2.5 in 18-49, 10.6 million viewers overall).

· Doubles NBC's season average in the slot in 18-49 (2.4 vs. 1.1, L+SD).

· Grows +9% versus the comparable episode in the spring (2.2 on April 8).

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.0/6 in 18-49, 7.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):

· Jumps +33% week to week in 18-49 (2.0 vs. 1.5) to a season high and its top rating since a 10 p.m. crossover episode on April 29 (2.1).

· Excluding crossovers, it's the highest-rated "SVU" in 18-49 since the Sept. 24, 2014 season premiere (2.2).

· Beat "Criminal Minds" head to head in 18-49 (2.0 vs. 1.6), the first "SVU" 18-49 win over "Criminal Minds" in the past year (since the crossover episode of Nov. 12, 2014) and second time ever (after the two shows tied at a 1.5 last week).

· Grows versus last week by +20% in total viewers (7.853 million vs. 6.547 million), for its third consecutive episode-to-episode increase in total viewers.

· Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD -- Last week's "SVU" grew by +69% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens (1.51 to 2.55, its highest L+3 rating since the show's Sept. 23 season debut) and by 2.5 million viewers overall (from 6.5 million to 9.0 million). The 18-49 increase of 1.04 is "SVU's" biggest since April 29. Last week's "SVU" outrated "Criminal Minds" (2.43) head to head in L+3 18-49 rating for just the second time.

· Is generating strong numbers this fall. Heading into this week, 'SVU":

· Is up +4% versus one year ago in 18-49 in 18-49 (2.6 vs. 2.5) and up +2% in total viewers (9.6 million vs. 9.4 million) - and that's despite much tougher competition this fall from Fox, with "Empire" this fall versus "Red Band Society" last fall.

· Is delivering its top rating at this point in the season in three years (since 2012, 2.7).

· Is generating its best total-viewer average at this point in five years (since 2010, 9.8 million).

"Chicago P.D." (1.6/5 in 18-49, 6.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

· Grows week to week by +14% in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.4) to a six-week high (best since the show's season premiere on Sept. 30, 1.7).

· Increases by +5% in total viewers (6.805 million vs. 6.475 million) to a season high.

· Won the slot among the ABC-CBS-NBC dramas in adults 18-49 and all other key demos.

· Has now finished #1 or tied for #1 in 18-49 versus the time period's regular ABC and CBS drama competition with its last 23 regular-slot originals, dating back to November 2014.

· Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD -- Last week's "Chicago P.D." grew by +64% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens (1.43 to 2.35, its highest L+3 rating since the show's Sept. 30 season premiere) and by more than 2.9 million viewers overall (from 6.5 million to 9.4 million). The 18-49 gain of 0.92 is "Chicago P.D.'s" largest since Feb. 4.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

· Jimmy Fallon (1.1) matched the combined ratings of Colbert (0.5) and Kimmel (0.6) in adults 18-49 in the local people meters.

· Seth Meyers (0.6) tied Kimmel and topped Colbert in 18-49 in the local people meters, despite starting an hour later.

· Carson Daly (0.4) doubled "Late Late Show" (0.2), despite starting an hour later, and pulled within 0.1 of Colbert, despite starting two hours later.

· Fallon's guests Wednesday night included James McAvoy, Sam Smith and Kurt Braunohler.

· Meyers' guests Wednesday included Adam Levine, Bethenny Frankel and musical guest Alessia Cara.

· Daly's guests Wednesday night included Kevin Pereira, Emily Beecham and musical guest Broncho and guest

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.7/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 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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· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· EMPIRE (FOX)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· RED BAND SOCIETY (FOX)
· VOICE, THE (NBC)





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