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Law & Order: SVU: Season 14 Ratings

law and order svu season 14 ratingsIt still seems strange that Law & Order: SVU is the only one of the franchise left. Could the ratings fall low enough this season to see the venerable cop drama cancelled? Keep checking back to find out.

Season 14 of Law & Order: SVU typically airs on Wednesday nights at 9pm on the NBC network. The cast includes Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Kelli Giddish, and Danny Pino.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Law & Order: SVU is going to be cancelled or renewed for season 15.

The figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.40 million total viewers.

Episode 14-24: Wednesday, 05/22/13
1.7 in the demo (+13% change) with 6.66 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 1.73 in the demo with 6.40 million.

Episode 14-23: Wednesday, 05/15/13
1.5 in the demo (-21% change) with 6.48 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.73 in the demo with 6.39 million.

Episode 14-22: Wednesday, 05/08/13
1.9 in the demo (+27% change) with 6.91 million (+19% change).
Season averages: 1.74 in the demo with 6.39 million.

Episode 14-21: Wednesday, 05/01/13
1.5 in the demo (-21% change) with 5.79 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 1.73 in the demo with 6.36 million.

UPDATE: NBC has renewed this show for 2013-14 and has ordered 22 episodes.

Episode 14-20: Wednesday, 04/24/13
1.9 in the demo (+19% change) with 7.35 million (+16% change).
Season averages: 1.74 in the demo with 6.39 million.

Episode 14-19: Wednesday, 04/03/13
1.6 in the demo (-6% change) with 6.34 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.73 in the demo with 6.34 million.

Episode 14-18: Wednesday, 03/27/13
1.7 in the demo (+6% change) with 6.61 million (+20% change).
Season averages: 1.74 in the demo with 6.34 million.

Episode 14-17: Wednesday, 03/20/13
1.6 in the demo (0% change) with 5.51 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.74 in the demo with 6.33 million.

Episode 14-16: Wednesday, 02/27/13
1.6 in the demo (0% change) with 5.44 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 1.75 in the demo with 6.38 million.

Episode 14-15: Wednesday, 02/20/13
1.6 in the demo (+7% change) with 5.61 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 1.76 in the demo with 6.44 million.

Episode 14-14: Wednesday, 02/13/13
1.5 in the demo (0% change) with 6.35 million (+21% change).
Season averages: 1.77 in the demo with 6.50 million.

Episode 14-13: Wednesday, 02/06/13
1.5 in the demo (-12% change) with 5.23 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 1.79 in the demo with 6.51 million.

Episode 14-12: Wednesday, 01/30/13
1.7 in the demo (-19% change) with 6.42 million (-24% change).
Season averages: 1.82 in the demo with 6.62 million.

Episode 14-11: Wednesday, 01/09/13
2.1 in the demo (-5% change) with 8.42 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 1.83 in the demo with 6.63 million.

NBC TV show ratingsEpisode 14-10: Wednesday, 01/02/13
2.2 in the demo (+38% change) with 7.73 million (+26% change).
Season averages: 1.80 in the demo with 6.46 million.

Episode 14-09: Wednesday, 12/05/12
1.6 in the demo (+23% change) with 6.16 million (+19% change).
Season averages: 1.76 in the demo with 6.32 million.

Episode 14-08: Wednesday, 11/21/12
1.3 in the demo (-24% change) with 5.20 million (-10% change).
Season averages: 1.77 in the demo with 6.33 million.

Episode 14-07: Wednesday, 11/14/12
1.7 in the demo (0% change) with 5.78 million (-5% change).
Season averages: 1.84 in the demo with 6.50 million.

Episode 14-06: Wednesday, 10/31/12
1.7 in the demo (-11% change) with 6.05 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 1.87 in the demo with 6.62 million.

Episode 14-05: Wednesday, 10/24/12
1.9 in the demo (+19% change) with 6.77 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 1.90 in the demo with 6.73 million.

Episode 14-04: Wednesday, 10/17/12
1.6 in the demo (-11% change) with 6.25 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.90 in the demo with 6.72 million.

Episode 14-03: Wednesday, 10/10/12
1.8 in the demo (-14% change) with 6.24 million (-13% change).
Season averages: 2.00 in the demo with 6.87 million.

Episodes 14-01 & 14-02: Tuesday, 09/26/12
2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.19 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.10 in the demo with 7.19 million.

Year-to-year, the Law & Order: SVU season premiere was down by 13% in the coveted demo (vs a 2.4 rating) and down by 6% in total viewers (vs 7.63 million).


Reference point: The 2011-12 season of Law & Order: SVU averaged a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.87 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 15th season?

 

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Vicki January 19, 2013 at 3:59 am

Love the show so very much. Please please dont cancel the show. I enjoy watching it.

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Victoria January 19, 2013 at 3:58 am

I love how Olivia has taken over and being a leader. She is such an awesome character and i think the characters are all awesome. Please please keep the show going i enjoy watching it and i even watch the older seasons on netflix,

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Victoria January 19, 2013 at 3:56 am

I love law and order svu. Its the only law and order i watch. I have caught up watching all 14 yrs worth of episodes and i would love to see the show stay on. Yes i miss chris meloni very much and maybe one day he will come back or appear from time to time on new episodes but i like the new characters brought to the show and if chris returns then they can all work together as detectives and if not then that ok. Please Please keep SVU going. I love the show but it would be nice if Olivia can finally have her dreams of a husband and a family. She would make a great mom.

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gail o´hara January 16, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I think law and orde SVU has improved over time, and seen almost every episode and I saw my first full season and was the twelve air plus the latest episode of the season eleven. because it was hard for me to let go meloni start of the season thirteen. but now seeing the new episodes of season fourteen I like the new characters start to have a life like his stories, mariska is bringing the show to a new look for SVU and I think Warren Leight is a good showrunner since I heard it used to be the showrunner of law and order: ci which I also love.

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Brittney January 7, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Keep it! I think Warren and the new cast brings a new freshness to the show. Its nice to have a change from the usually “sexual tension” that Stabler brought to the show. There’s a reason SVU has lasted while others have not, because of the new, intriguing, and heartfelt stories told each week during each episode. SVU is good television, people.

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Adam Decker January 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm

I can’t tell if the ratings are bad are not. How is it doing compared to the other shows on NBC?

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Joanie December 27, 2012 at 3:05 pm

The show is better now than ever! I missed Chris at first, BUT he chose to move on, so we should too! Keep the show, actors & the new writers! Warren Leight (New show runner) is doing a super job! Mariska is carrying the show with her superb Emmy-winning acting skills & the other actors are proving themselves also! Love the new look! It’/s a keeper…JMO

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geri October 25, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Maloni can’t be replaced, nor should he be. I like the new cast members. They give the show a new feeling. I always liked Danny Pino when he was on Cold Case.

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Anne October 19, 2012 at 6:22 am

I think SVU is still great when you consider that 14 years ago is in the air. And most importantly, he is the most mistreated by NBC show. How many times he changed his schedule? it undermines the audience. If they had kept in their original time it would be better classified. Currently the stories are great, the cast operates smoothly under the command of this beautiful and talented Mariska Hargitay.

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Tha Critic October 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Putting it on against Modern Family isn’t a very good idea.

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Why Watch October 11, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I watched all the other L&Os but could never get into this one. The characters were a turn-off.

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Millie October 3, 2012 at 10:59 am

PLEASE PLEASE keep it on.

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Lauran September 30, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Keep it on. Regular law & order ran for 20 years

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Laura September 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I watch the show regularly so I would like for it to stay ON for a few more seasons. I like all the cast, miss Meloni, but like the new additions. SVU’s a keeper!

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Jeannette September 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Love it and I like the now cast . Please keep it on

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