or


[09/20/06 - 12:00 AM]
'Law & Order' Dramas 'Special Victims Unit' and 'Criminal Intent' Lock Up Strong Numbers in Their 2006-07 Season Debuts

[via press release from NBC]

'LAW & ORDER' DRAMAS 'SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT' AND 'CRIMINAL INTENT' LOCK UP STRONG NUMBERS IN THEIR 2006-07 SEASON DEBUTS

BURBANK, Calif. � September 20, 2006 � NBC's "Law & Order" dramas "Special Victims Unit" and "Criminal Intent" delivered strong ratings results in their 2006-07 season debuts, with the former winning its time period by all key measures and the latter soaring 29 percent above its year-ago premiere on Sunday, according to preliminary "fast affiliate-based" "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Last night at 10 p.m. ET, the eighth-season premiere of "Law & Order: SVU" (5.1 rating, 14 share in adults 18-49, 14.4 million viewers overall) led its time period in all key ratings measures. In adults 18-49, "SVU" outperformed the series debut of CBS' "Smith" and the season premiere of ABC's "Boston Legal" by a 46 percent margin (a 5.1 rating for "SVU" vs. a 3.5 for both competing series). From half-hour to half-hour, "SVU" built by 0.4 of a rating point while "Smith" declined by 0.2 and "Boston Legal" dropped by 0.5.

At 9 p.m. ET, the sixth-season premiere of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.0/10 in 18-49, 11.6 million viewers overall) surged 29 percent in 18-49 rating versus its year-ago premiere on Sunday night (a 3.1/7 on September 25, 2005). Last night's season debut marked the series' highest rating since Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005. "Criminal Intent" ranked #2 in the hour in 18-49, topping the season debut of CBS' "The Unit" (3.5/9) and Fox's "Standoff" (3.3/8). "Criminal Intent" built on its lead-in by 21 percent in 18-49 rating.

At 8 p.m. ET, "Deal or No Deal" averaged a 3.3/9 in 18-49 and 10.7 million viewers overall. This was up 22 percent in 18-49 versus NBC's non-sports season average in the time period last season (a 2.7). "Deal" grew by 28 percent from half-hour to half-hour in this highly competitive time period.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for Tuesday night are: ABC, 4.6/12; Fox, 4.5/12; NBC, 4.1/11 and CBS, 3.4/9. In overall total viewers, September 19 preliminary results are: ABC, 15.9 million; NBC, 12.2 million; CBS, 12.0 million and Fox, 10.7 million.

In local-market late-night results last night, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (4.9 rating, 13 share in metered-market households) defeated CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" (3.1/8) and ABC's "Nightline" (3.3/8) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (1.6/5).

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (2.3/8) beat CBS' "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5) and the second half of Kimmel.

Note that all national ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated. Metered-market household ratings are live only.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: What follows is the afternoon update with the final national Nielsen ratings.]

UPDATE: 'LAW & ORDER' DRAMAS 'SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT' AND 'CRIMINAL INTENT' LOCK UP STRONG NUMBERS IN THEIR 2006-07 SEASON DEBUTS

UPDATE: 'LAW & ORDER' DRAMAS 'SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT' AND 'CRIMINAL INTENT' LOCK UP STRONG NUMBERS IN THEIR 2006-07 SEASON DEBUTS

BURBANK, Calif. � September 20, 2006 � NBC's "Law & Order" dramas "Special Victims Unit" and "Criminal Intent" delivered strong ratings results in their 2006-07 season debuts, with the former winning its time period by all key measures and the latter soaring 29 percent above its year-ago premiere on Sunday, according to updated "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Last night at 10 p.m. ET, the eighth-season premiere of "Law & Order: SVU" (5.2 rating, 14 share in adults 18-49, 14.5 million viewers overall) led its time period in all key ratings measures. In adults 18-49, "SVU" outperformed the series debut of CBS' "Smith" by 44 percent (5.2 vs. 3.6) and the season premiere of ABC's "Boston Legal" by a 53 percent margin (5.2 vs. 3.4). From half-hour to half-hour, "SVU" built by 0.4 of a rating point while "Smith" declined by 0.1 and "Boston Legal" dropped by 0.3.

At 9 p.m. ET, the sixth-season premiere of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.0/10 in 18-49, 11.6 million viewers overall) surged 29 percent in 18-49 rating versus its year-ago premiere on Sunday night (a 3.1/7 on September 25, 2005). Last night's season debut marked the series' highest rating since Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005. "Criminal Intent" ranked #2 in the hour in 18-49, topping the season debut of CBS' "The Unit" (3.4/9) and Fox's "Standoff" (3.2/8). "Criminal Intent" built on its lead-in by 18 percent in 18-49 rating.

At 8 p.m. ET, "Deal or No Deal" averaged a 3.4/10 in 18-49 and 10.8 million viewers overall. This was up 26 percent in 18-49 versus NBC's non-sports season average in the time period last season (a 2.7). "Deal" grew by 27 percent from half-hour to half-hour in this highly competitive time period.

Updated 18-49 averages for Tuesday night are: ABC and Fox, 4.6/12; NBC, 4.2/11 and CBS, 3.5/9. In overall total viewers, September 19 updated results are: ABC, 16.0 million; NBC, 12.3 million; CBS, 12.1 million and Fox, 10.7 million.

In local-market late-night results last night, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (4.9 rating, 13 share in metered-market households) defeated CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" (3.1/8), and ABC's "Nightline" (3.3/8) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (1.6/5).

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (2.3/8) beat CBS' "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5) and the second half of Kimmel.

Note that all national ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated. Metered-market household ratings are live only.





  [september 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· SMITH (CBS)
· STANDOFF (FOX)
· UNIT, THE (CBS)





[06/25/16 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Demo Race
ABC, NBC and CBS all finish within a few ticks among adults 18-49.

[06/25/16 - 08:27 AM]
Women's Gymnastics Championship Grows 80% Vs. Year-Ago Saturday Telecast
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 24.

[06/24/16 - 02:59 PM]
Netflix Announces Premiere Date for "Haters Back Off"
All eight episodes of will premiere globally on October 14 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix.

[06/24/16 - 02:08 PM]
TLC Brings Back "A Baby Story" in a Whole New Way
TLC reinvented "A Baby Story" by bringing a live birth to Facebook in an unprecedented event early this morning with "A Baby Story Live."

[06/24/16 - 12:03 PM]
Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown" Posts Highest-Rated Episode of Second Season
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 22.

[06/24/16 - 11:23 AM]
Video: HBO's "High Maintenance" Tease & Photo - Debuts this Fall
The half-hour comedy series follows a Brooklyn pot dealer who delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city.

[06/24/16 - 11:08 AM]
James Earl Joins "Scream Queens" in the Series Regular Role of "Candy Striper"
Set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation, Earl is one of the new male leads opposite recently announced Emmy Award nominee John Stamos and Taylor Lautner.

[06/24/16 - 10:51 AM]
Hulu's Fall 2016 Slate
The streaming service confirms dates for "The Mindy Project" (October 4), "Chance" (October 19), "Shut Eye" (December 7) and more!

[06/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
"Good Witch" Season Finale Delivers Hallmark Channel's Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Episode of the Season
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/24/16 - 09:01 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Sparks CBS Victory
The Eye claims the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/24/16 - 08:32 AM]
Third Season of Emmy-Nominated Amazon Original Series "Annedroids" is Now Available on Prime Video
The series spotlights, through trial and error, how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can inspire children to do great things.

[06/24/16 - 08:23 AM]
Queen Latifah and Flavor Unit Tap Actor Anthony Anderson to Reveal "The Best Place To Be" in New Travel Channel Series
The series follows Hollywood's hottest A-List celebrities as they share the best places to eat, drink, shop and sightsee at their most favorite international destinations.

[06/24/16 - 07:30 AM]
VH1's Hit Series "Basketball Wives LA" Returns Sunday July 17th at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Returning cast members include Shaunie O'Neal, Tami Roman, Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo, Brandi Maxiell and Angel Brinks.

[06/24/16 - 07:19 AM]
NBA Superstar LeBron James and Business Partner Maverick Carter Draft a Winning Lineup for New CNBC Series "Cleveland Hustles"
The series teams four successful Cleveland business leaders with local entrepreneurs looking for an investment to launch their own brick-and-mortar stores.

[06/23/16 - 05:44 PM]
CBS to Encore "American Gothic" Series Premiere This Sunday
Said rebroadcast will replace the previously announced repeat of "Elementary" at 10:00/9:00c.