Did you catch the three-hour "Law & Order" crossover premiere event on NBC? If you didn't, you missed out on some truly captivating television.
The network is thrilled with the results. They've shared that when comparing last season's Peacock viewership to this season's, all three "Law & Order" series saw significant increases of 6-8 times! What's even more exciting is that the three episodes that made up the crossover premiere are now the top-rated episodes on Peacock for NBC.
Now let's dive into the details of the crossover premiere. Airing from 8-11 p.m. on September 22, it marked the season premieres of three beloved series: Season 22 of the flagship "Law & Order," Season 24 of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and Season 3 of "Law & Order: Organized Crime." When accounting for three days of viewing, each of the three season premieres matched or even exceeded the average ratings and total viewership of the last four episodes of their previous seasons!
It's no wonder that viewers couldn't get enough of the crossover event. The flagship series, "Law & Order," which concluded the evening at 10 p.m., received an impressive 1.0 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and a staggering total of 6.8 million viewers within three days of measurement. It's the best performance of a "Law & Order" episode since Season 21 debuted in February. Compared to episodes 7-10 of Season 21, the previous season, the ratings saw a remarkable 36% increase, and the viewership soared by 20%.
With these incredible results, it's safe to say that "Law & Order" is as captivating and relevant as ever. If you haven't already, make sure to catch up on the season premieres of these iconic shows. You won't want to miss out on the action and drama that has captured the hearts of millions of viewers worldwide.