Ratings: Christopher Meloni’s ‘SVU’ Comeback Scores 7.6 Million Viewers

Tony Maglio
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Christopher Meloni’s return to “SVU” generated 7.6 million total viewers, and NBC’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime” debut sent CBS’ “United States of Al” packing in Thursday’s battle of series premieres. “Law & Order: SVU” and “Organized Crime” both attracted 7.6 million total viewers last night. At 9 p.m., “SVU” scored a 1.6 rating/10 share among adults 18-49. The 10 o’clock “Law & Order: Organized Crime” launch earned a 1.5 rating/11 share. Chuck Lorre’s “Al” brought together more than 5 million total viewers. Elsewhere, “The Moodys” numbers are not going to put Fox executives in a good mood. Also Read: Here's How Christopher Meloni's Elliot Stabler Returned to 'Law and Order: SVU' After a Decade Away NBC easily topped primetime last night. CBS, which finished second in total viewers, was fourth among the English-language broadcast networks in the key ratings demo. NBC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. The “Manifest” season premiere at 8 p.m. landed a 0.6/4 and 3.8 million total viewers. ABC was second in ratings with a 0.6/4 and third in total viewers with 3.7...

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