'Law & Order: SVU' gets two more episodes for season

Fans of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” rejoice!

Mariska Hargitay

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.

- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Written by: KurtK26
Dec 7th, 2012, 6:59 am


Message Posted On Dec 11th, 2012, 6:46 pm
This is fantastic to hear! This season has been really intense, especially with the recent guest appearance of the lovely Patricia Arquette; I’ve really missed her. Then who can resist Harry Connick Jr. and I’m excited to hear that Theo Rossi will be making an appearance as well. Go SVU! I love Wednesday night TV, but my schedule has changed and I’ve started working nights at DISH. My Hopper prevents me from missing a single episode. It’s set to auto-record the shows from the big four prime time networks using Primetime Anytime, so I can catch up on any shows I’ve missed. I’ve always loved Law & Order SVU, especially when they have guest appearances as brilliant as Arquette, plus the additional episodes don’t hurt either.
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