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[05/25/17 - 08:22 AM]
"Law & Order: SVU" Captures Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since Feb. 22, Ties for the 10-11 P.M. Win
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 24.

[via press release from NBC]

"LAW & ORDER: SVU" CAPTURES ITS HIGHEST 18-49 RATING SINCE FEB. 22, TIES FOR THE 10-11 P.M. WIN

Wednesday Primetime Ratings:

The season finale of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.3/5 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET):

· Locks up the show's highest 18-49 rating since Feb. 22 (1.3).

· Delivers its most-watched episode since Feb. 8 (6.9 million).

· In a special two-hour time period, grows +8% versus last week's 9-10 p.m. telecast in both 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.2) and total viewers (6.006 vs. 5.555 million).

· For its second hour from 10-11 p.m., ties for #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49 (1.4 each for "SVU" and "Survivor") and ranks #1 outright in women 18-49 versus ABC's final hour of "Dirty Dancing" and CBS' "Survivor" finale and reunion.

· For the 10:30-11 p.m. lead-in to local news, ties for #1 among those nets in the key news demo of adults 25-54 (1.8 each for "SVU" and "Dirty Dancing").

· Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD - the prior week's "SVU" grew by +59% in 18-49 (1.18 to 1.88) and +2.1 million viewers overall (5.6 million to 7.7 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens..

An 8 p.m. ET encore telecast of "Law & Order: SVU" (0.7/3 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

· Retains 100% of the show's most recent rebroadcast in this timeslot in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.7 on April 19).

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," 2.4/6; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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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· DIRTY DANCING (ABC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)





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