NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution’s "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" has been sold in more than 92% of the U.S. for its debut next fall in Monday-Friday broadcast syndication, it was announced by Barry
Wallach, President NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.
SVU, which continues to thrive in its second season in weekend broadcast syndication, has been sold to stations from Fox, CBS, Sinclair, Sunbeam, LIN, Granite, Meredith, Local TV, Hearst, Media General and other leading groups for its debut in Monday-Friday syndication next fall.
In its second season in weekend syndication, "SVU" is improving time periods across the country, averaging more than 4.7 million viewers per week and it’s the #1 off-network weekly drama in many key demos, according to season-to-date Nielsen Media Research GAA ratings data. The hit series is #1 among all off-net weekend dramas in Women 18-49, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 (tied with "CSI: NY").
For the week of December 1, 2008, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" scored its season-high ratings in syndication, averaging a 3.9 HH rating and 5.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research GAA data.
"’Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ continues to be a dominant force in weekend syndication, as well as one of the highest-rated procedural dramas on primetime television," says Wallach. "And we expect continued strong
ratings results from ‘SVU’ in the fall for our local station and advertising partners when it debuts in Monday-Friday broadcast syndication."