Fans of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” rejoice!
NBC has expanded the show’s current season to 24 episodes after picking up two additional hours.
The crime drama has been averaging a 1.7 rating with 18-49 year olds in Live+ same day this season, showing its age, but the Peacock Network likes that it is a good launching pad for new dramas. This fall it helped launch “Chicago Fire,” which now has received an order for a full season.
With basically no lead- in help from NBC’s Wednesday comedy block, “SVU” has improved among adults 18- 49 by 55% year- to- year. The network did air “Harry’s Law” (which is now defunct) in that Wednesday at 9 p.m. hour last fall.
In Live+ 7 the show from Wolf Films and Universal TV has a 2.6/7 average in 18-49 year olds, and this season averaged 8.6 million viewers.
The police procedural set and produced in New York City is in its 14th season. The show itself was the first spin- off of “Law & Order,” and is produced by Dick Wolf and starred Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay for its first 12 season, with Meloni leaving and Hargitary staying on.