Tuesday, July 23, 2024

UPDATED Thursday Night TV Ratings Chaos as New Hilary Swank Drama Closing In On Chris Meloni “Organized Crime” in Total Viewers


Things are getting worse for Chris Meloni’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”

Initial overnight numbers suggest that two time Oscar winner Hilary Swank’s “Alaska Daily” on ABC edged out “OC” in total viewers last night. “Alaska” had 3.09 million to “OC”‘s 3.06.

UPDATED NUMBERS show that “OC” beat “Alaska Daily” but not by much: 3.1 million vs. 2.8 million. “Alaska” is strong and growing, giving “OC” some nipping at its heels.

In the key demo, the Meloni show still beat “Alaska” but that number may be lagging behind thanks to Meloni’s lead in of “SVU.” That NBC show at 9pm and “Law & Order” classic at 8pn are strong with over 4 million total viewers each.

“Alaska Daily” is still finding itself but Swank is absolutely terrific. I can see this drama catching on big time, especially as “Organized Crime” remains a challenge insofar as struggling to discover its essence.

Roger Friedman
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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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