NBC edges Wednesday win w/ 'Harry's Law'

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From 8-9 p.m. ET, “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 9.4 million viewers overall) delivered NBC’s highest adult 18-49 rating in this time period since September 21 during premiere week and hit a season high in total viewers. 


“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” matched its adult 18-49 from one year ago (1.9 vs. 1.9).  In a highly competitive time period that included Fox’s “X Factor,” CBS’s “Survivor” and ABC’s encores of “The Middle” and “Suburgatory,” “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” grew from its first-half-hour to its second by 24 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.1 from a 1.7) and by 12 percent or 1.1 million persons in total viewers (10.0 million vs. 8.9 million).
 
At 9 p.m. ET, “Harry’s Law” (1.3/3 in adults 18-49, 9.9 million viewers overall) is up versus its prior telecast by 18 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.3 from a 1.1 on November 16) to equal the show’s season high. 

In total viewers, “Harry’s Law” is up 38 percent versus its previous telecast (9.9 million vs. 7.2 million) to establish another new season high. It’s the biggest overall audience for “Harry’s Law” since March 14.  In total viewers, “Harry’s Law” is #1 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW.  In total viewers, the 10 original telecasts of “Harry Law” so far this fall have delivered NBC’s 10 biggest audiences in the time period on an in-season Wednesday since February 9.  Versus NBC’s total-viewer average in the time slot last season, this week’s “Harry’s Law” is up 72 percent (9.875 million vs. 5.752 million, “live plus same day,” non-sports).

Note that “Harry’s Law” has been adding 40 percent to these next-day “live plus same day” ratings when Nielsen issues “live plus seven day” results so far this season.

At 10 p.m. ET, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 9.9 million viewers overall) is up versus its prior telecast by 16 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.2 from a 1.9 on November 16) to equal the highest “SVU” rating since September 21 during premiere week.  In total viewers, “SVU” is up versus its previous telecast by 35 percent (9.900 million vs. 7.330 million) to hit a new season high.  This is the biggest overall audience for “SVU” since a two-hour telecast on January 5. 

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is #1 in the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, total viewers and is #1 or tied for #1 in nearly all other key categories.  This week’s “SVU” built on its lead-in by 69 percent in 18-49 rating.  From its first half-hour to its second, “SVU” grew by 14 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.4 from a 2.1) and 5 percent in total viewers (10.2 million vs. 9.7 million).
Note that “Law & Order: SVU” has been adding 45 percent to these next-day “live plus same day” ratings when Nielsen issues “live plus seven day” results so far this season.

(source; NBC)