Thursday night ratings: Dick Wolf’s “Law & Order” night is back to normal after the big three way opening last week. But Chris Meloni’s “Organized Crime” remains an issue. At 10pm, the spin off show dropped 1 million viewers from the 9pm “SVU” with just 3.51 million fans.
“SVU” took in 4.51 million and built on the 8pm “L&O” Classic with a strong 4.33 million. “OC” is simply not pulling its weight. The show’s structural problems are continuing even with a new showrunner and a changed direction. Some ingredient is missing there.
Over on CBS, “Young Sheldon” continues to kill with 6.6 million viewers. “Ghosts” was right behind it at 8:30 with 6.1 million. You know, as someone pointed out to me, Sheldon is no longer young. Iain Armitage is 14 by now and growing. This is the sixth season. He’ll be turning into Jim Parsons soon. They may get just one more season out of this blockbuster. Maybe the next series can be “Old Sheldon.”