Ratings: Law & Order Rises on Thursday With Sam Waterston Swan Song; #OneChicago Won Wednesday

In the latest, holiday-delayed TV ratings, NBC’s #OneChicago trio led Wednesday in both viewers and the demo, while NBC’s SVU was Thursday’s top-rated program and CBS’ Young Sheldon drew the largest crowd.

Let’s begin this ratings catch-up at the end, shall we?

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CBS | With all the Laws and every Order fresh over on NBC, Young Sheldon (with 7 million viewers and a 0.5 demo rating), Ghosts (5.9 mil/0.4) and So Help Me Todd (4.1 mil/0.3) all were down versus their strong season openers.

NBC | Law & Order (4.8 mil/0.5) and SVU (4.9 mil/0.6) each rose in both measures, while Organized Crime (3.5 mil/0.4) returned steady.

FOX | Next Level Chef (1.9 mil/0.3) dipped, Farmer Wants a Wife (1.6 mil/0.2) was relatively steady.


NBC | Chicago Med (6.4 mil/0.5), Fire (6.5 mil/0.5) and P.D. (5.3 mil/0.5) were all steady.

ABC | The Conners (3.5 mil/0.4) was steady, Not Dead Yet (2.3 mil/0.2) dipped, and both Abbott Elementary (2.4 mil/0.4) and Judge Steve Harvey (1.4 mil/0.1) dropped some eyeballs.

CBS | Leading out of TPIR at Night (3.9 mil/0.4), Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala retained 2.2 mil and a 0.2.

FOX | I Can See Your Voice (1.6 mil/0.2) and We Are Family (1.7 mil/0.2) were steady.

THE CW | Wild Cards (450K/0.1) and Family Law (370K/0.1) both lost viewers.

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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Steve Harvey is not a judge or lawyer and merely offers an alternative forum of dispute resolution.

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