Wednesday, June 19, 2024

“Law & Order” Returns After 12 Years and Helps “SVU” Beat “Grey’s Anatomy” Thursday Block


Once again, there is “Law & Order.”

The mothership show returned to NBC last night to a healthy 5.54 million viewers. It wasn’t the 7.6 million that “Law & Order” ended with in 2010. But that was a dozen years ago.

The return of the original helped boost “SVU” at 9pm with 5.0 million. The two shows won their key demos, as well.

NBC still finished second to CBS’s “Young Sheldon” block but handily beat ABC’s “Station 19” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

The show that didn’t fare so well was “Organized Crime.” Even with all the “L&O” ballyhoo, Chris Meloni’s 10pm outing still lags behind under 4 million at 3.4 million. The only upside for “Organized Crime” is that it beat its own 10pm competition since no one has any idea what “Blue Sky” is, and “Bull” is coming to an end.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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