Will ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Be Renewed for Season 19 on NBC?
“Law & Order: SVU” Season 18 commenced on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9|8c on NBC and its premiere has garnered 7.83 million viewers. Without any doubt, numerous fans of the police procedural drama crave to figure out whether or not “Law & Order: SVU” will return for Season 19 on NBC, and if so, when will its release date? There has been no official announcements of the renewal hitherto by NBC. But you can scroll down, to subscribe for our notifications, or get acquainted with our forecast on the subject.
Despite a slight decrease of the audience during the season’s premiere, we observe a +3.95% demo change, thus we estimate the renewal potential of the crime drama series as quite possible. Besides, an overall score of the series is still very high. Currently, according to IMDB, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” has a score of 8.1 out of 10 based on over 53,400 user votes, 155 reviews from viewers and 35 reviews from critics. At the same time, the series has an average score of 8.9 out of 10 based on over 9,000 user votes, according to TV.com.
The premiere of Season 18 has drawn 7.831 million viewers (-5.35% compared to last season’s premiere) with a 1.84 demo rating (+3.95%) among adults (18-49). As for DVR ratings, they also are pretty high (10.531 million and a 2.90 demo). For comparisons, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” Season 17 averaged a 1.60 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.90 million viewers (live + same day ratings).
“Vice President Joe Biden will guest star on the second episode of the new season of “Law & Order: SVU,” set to air Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 9-10:00 PM ET/PT. The Vice President will appear as himself in a press conference scene where he commends the SVU, led by Lt. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), for their work in addressing the national rape kit backlog, specifically in the city of Detroit,” according to NBC.
Renewal Potential & Notification of the Release Date
“Law & Order: SVU” Season 18 kicked off on Sep. 21, and its debut has illustrated very strong television ratings, as well as has been praised by the viewers. NBC has yet to announce the decision on the renewal or cancellation of the legal drama series. But we have every reason to believe that “Law & Order: SVU” Season 19 would take place on NBC, taking into account the data represented above. However, we would like to wait for the official announcement. Fortunately, thanks to our notification system, we’re able to notify you about the further updates of the police procedural drama series, as well as about the “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” Season 19 release date. Stay tuned. Don’t miss the premiere! Join our list of subscribers using the form below, and we’ll deliver a notification on the release date directly to your inbox.
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