Saturday, April 13, 2024

Thursday Ratings: “Law & Order SVU” Top Drama, Reveals Detective Munch is Living His Best Life


Thursday ratings:

“Law & Order SVU” continues to rank as NBC’s highest rated show. Last night it was third highest in ratings behind “Young Sheldon” and “Ghosts.” But even more important — it’s the highest rated drama. Total viewers last night was 5 million!

Revealed in last night’s episode: what has happened to Det. John Munch, aka Richard Belzer? According to Fin, aka Ice T, Munch is happily married, back to living in Baltimore — and owns a bar. Why Baltimore? Munch started there when he was a character on “Homicide: Life on the Streets.” As far as I know, Belzer is not in Bridgeport. He’s been living in the South of France. (My goal, too!)

“SVU” has pulled up the ratings of the shows before it and after. “Organized Crime” may finally be turning around. The revival of original “Law & Order” is booming, too.

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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