It would have been a crime if Law & Order: Special Victims Unit had been cancelled before it had broken the record for being the longest-running American primetime drama series. Now that the series has reached that milestone, there’s no chance that it will be cancelled for a couple more years as NBC has already renewed the show for seasons 23 and 24. How long will this crime drama continue beyond that? Stay tuned.
Law & Order: SVU stars Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, Jamie Gray Hyder, Peter Scanavino, and Demore Barnes. Created by Dick Wolf, the police procedural series centers on Lt. Olivia Benson (Hargitay) and her elite squad of New York City Police Department detectives that investigate crimes including sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence. The team includes Sergeant Odafin “Fin” Tutuola (T), Detective Amanda Rollins (Giddish), and newer addition Officer Katriona “Kat” Azar Tamin (Hyder). Assistant District Attorney Dominick “Sonny” Carisi (Scanavino) investigates and navigates the politics of the DA’s office. Deputy Chief Christian Garland (Barnes) leads his team with charisma and lives the contemporary principles he aims to apply to the entire NYPD.
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For comparisons: Season 21 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC averaged a 0.67 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.62 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. 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 on NBC? Are you glad that it’s already been renewed for a 23rd season?
This was my favorite show for years and years but I hate Organized Crime, I hate the cross-over stuff…I don’t want to watch OC and half of the show doesn’t make sense!
I love law and order svu , but the show is not the same by a long shot , there s to many women as detective s if that is going to be the norm, than show need s to act more like season s 8-16, right now the cast characters dont act like detective s or look like detective s ,that needs to be corrected, the show is not the same by a long shot, show can do better, and the show needs to be alittle longer ,I feel the show has been cut short alittle bit , also… Read more »
Watched SVU for all 21 years. It is time to say goodbye. Other shows better ratings and they get cancelled
Tired of this shows canceled it awful Origize crime been too long sick of it.
Law & Order SVU was the best program on TV. This season, it is becoming less professional, and gravely more political. Many are stating, via the Facebook website, they no longer are going to watch SVU, due to this reason. We are now enjoying the Chicago ER, Fire, and PD. They show the professional work, heard via the live radio, which reports actual emergencies. Chicago programs are accurate, however, SVU has lost that!
The people on here who are complaining about Law and Order SVU are forgetting that the show has always been based on “ripped from the headlines”. What the show is showing now is what is actually going on in the real world. It is all well and good until it is something that YOU don’t like so, you now complain about it. If you no longer like the direction of the show don’t watch it, stop complaining. NBC does not care because they have enough fans that still watch the show, which has justified the renewal of the show for… Read more »
Haven’t watched SVU in about 6 years, only did last night to see Elliott’s return and beginning of the new series. What a dumpster fire that show has turned into. The acting is horrible, the cinematography is off putting, (was I watching the original Batman series?), and the political overtones were both predictable and ridiculous.
Organized Crime has potential, but Dylan McDermott’s character is like a goofy Bond villain. Will try at least one more episode.
Yeah, I wasn’t a fan of the camerawork either.
I don’t watch it anymore either. They stopped putting it out on DVD after the 17th season, so I can’t get it. No loss.
I love Law & Order SVU and all the Law & Order shows. Two suggestions on SVU. Change Mariska Hargitay’s hair, she looks totally scraggly and unattractive with her hair hanging on her face, maybe a shorter hairdo and could she maybe smile a bit more. She’s a great actress and this takes away from that. Of the show itself, maybe a little bit less political and a little more of what the show started out as.
SVU has been one of my favorite shows, and I’ve watched it from the very first season. The show has become so political, that they no longer even act like police officers. Why bother continue more seasons when each episode sucks more than the last? Very disappointed fan.
They need to stop this anti cop crap. They crammed every liberal thing they could into that first episode. I have been watching since I was little but after that episode I’m done. 20 plus seasons down the drain so that they can look woke. Hope it’s worth getting cancelled.
I had a hard time watching the first show. It was like watching cable news problems. If this is direction svu is going I’m done. I watch to be entertained not preached to.
I completely agree with you. This has been my favorite show since day 1 and I finally was able to start watching season 22 last night and I cannot stand this. Your comment says it all.
Absolutely WELL SAID.
I’m so disappointed, I loved this show, but now I cannot even get thru one episode it is so woke it makes me sick
Law and Order SVU is NOT getting canceled anytime soon, it has been renewed for 3 more seasons which started this season 22. So Barney you can continue to not watch the show because NBC does not care. The show has enough fans for NBC to have decided it is worth it to keep the show on the air going forward..LOL!
SVU is one of my favorite shows. Very disappointed in season22-2. I watch this show to be entertained not to be reminded of the problems we are dealing with today. I can watch the news and get depressed. AWFUL!!!
I’m disappointed with season 22-1. As a fan since season 1, the show has become more political. I’d rather see more police work than social disparities.
The Simpson and Law and Order Need to end tired these show commercials all time never ends 30 to 40 years time to say goodbye more drop less attention as possible.