While most other shows were down in the ratings year-to-year, Law & Order: SVU was up last season. Will that trend continue this season or will the numbers fall. How long can this NBC crime drama continue to be a ratings success? Could it surpass the original Law && Order? Cancel or renew for a 17th season? We’ll see.
Law & Order: SVU follows an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes in New York City. This season, the cast includes Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, Danny Pino, and Raul Esparza.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
Final season averages: 1.62 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.31 million total viewers.
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Due to a Nielsen glitch, some of the early ratings of the 2014-15 season were revised a few weeks later.
For comparisons: The 15th season of Law & Order: SVU averaged a 1.8 rating in the demo and 6.70 million viewers.
Note: Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like the SVU TV series? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for 17th season?