L&O:SVU hits 70%


We haven’t even gotten to Fall 2008, but NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution is looking to Fall 2009. It has already sold Dick Wolf’s "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in more than 70% of the US for its weekday broadcast syndication debut starting in fall 2009. The sales so far include 24 of the top 25 markets.

"SVU" has already been sold to the Fox owned and operated stations in New York, Los Angeles Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C., Houston, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Orlando and Baltimore. The series has also been sold to stations from CBS, Sinclair, Sunbeam, Belo, Hearst, Granite, Capitol, Local TV, Media General, McKinnon and more. New markets include WPSG-TV Philadelphia, KUSI-TV San Diego and WSLS-TV Roanoke.

"’Law & Order: SVU’ continues to dominate the primetime ratings for NBC and it’s off to a phenomenal start in weekend syndication, already climbing into the top 10 shows in all of syndication in just its first season. And we’ve already assembled a very strong local broadcast lineup for its weekday, Monday-through-Friday debut in 2009," said Barry Wallach, President, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.