NBC's Law & Order duo SVU and Los Angeles placed third over all


At 8 p.m. ET, “Undercovers” averaged a 1.2/4 in adults 18-49 and 5.1 million viewers overall.  From its first half-hour to its second, “Undercovers” grew by 8 percent in adult 18-49 rating (to a 1.3 from a 1.2) and 20 percent in men 18-49 rating (1.2 vs. 1.0).

At 9 p.m. ET, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” delivered a 2.0/5 in adults 18-49 and 7.2 million viewers overall in a highly competitive time period that included CBS’s “Criminal Minds,” Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” and ABC’s coverage of the “CMA Awards.”  From its first half-hour to its second, “SVU” increased by 17 percent in adult 18-49 rating (to a 2.1 from a 1.8).  “Law & Order: SVU” grew from half-hour to half-hour in every key ratings category.  Versus NBC’s slot averages last season, “Law & Order: SVU” is up 11 percent in adult 18-49 rating (2.0 vs. 1.8) and up 14 percent in total viewers (7.166 million vs. 6.278 million).

At 10 p.m., “Law & Order: Los Angeles” averaged a 1.7/5 in adults 18-49 and 6.8 million viewers overall against the special competition of ABC’s “CMA Awards,” which generated more than three times the 18-49 rating ABC had averaged in the slot over the prior three weeks (4.7 vs. 1.4).  In the time period last night, “Law & Order: LA” finished within a tenth of a rating point of second place in adults 18-49 among ABC, CBS and NBC and ranked #2 or tied for #2 in women 18-49 and adults, men and women 18-34.

“Law & Order: Los Angeles” maintained its 18-49 rating from half-hour to half-hour, marking the fourth time in five telecasts “Law & Order: LA” has maintained or improved its rating from half-hour to half-hour.
NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.  

(source: NBC)