Thursday Overnight Ratings: ABC Narrowly Beats NBC, “SVU” Takes “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Organized Crime” in Trouble
The biggest take away from Thursday ratings is that “Law & Order Organized Crime” is in trouble.
Never a ratings success on its own, “OG” fell below 3 million viewers to just 2.89 mil last night. It still beat “Blue Sky” on ABC, but you and I could do that with a puppet show. “OG” has gotten a new showrunner and hopefully it will revive itself with better story telling and characters — and a mission. But right now, Chris Meloni’s Elliot Stabler is needs actual stabilizing.
Lucky for Meloni, NBC is betting on the full Thursday night “Law & Order” schedule. “SVU” last night beat “Grey’s Anatomy” by a nose, which kept NBC competitive. They have a rock solid following at “SVU” and don’t play crazy chess games with their characters and actors a la “Grey’s.” But the new “L&O” classic revival and “OG” each need to rev it up. ABC beat NBC slightly for the evening.
Both ABC and NBC were lucky CBS’s “Ghosts” was off and “Young Sheldon” was in rerun mode. Don’t worry, they’ll be back.