Friday, June 6, 2008

Law & Order SVU Syndication Update


NBC Universal issued a press release advising that the syndication of Law & Order SVU will be going full throttle in the fall of 2009.

Here’s the official release from NBC Universal:


NBC UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION HAS SOLD 'LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT' IN MORE THAN 70% OF U.S. FOR ITS WEEKDAY BROADCAST SYNDICATION DEBUT IN FALL 2009
Published: June 4, 2008

"SVU" Already Sold in 24 of the Top 25 Markets

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — June 4, 2008 — NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has sold Dick Wolf's hit procedural drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in more than 70% of the U.S. for its weekday broadcast syndication debut starting in fall 2009, it was announced today by Barry Wallach, President, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

The hit NBC primetime series, which is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Media Studios and is Emmy-winner Dick Wolf's highest-rated series of the "Law and Order" brand, has now been sold in 24 of the top 25 markets.

"SVU" has already been sold to the Fox owned and operated stations in New York, Los Angeles Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C., Houston, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Orlando and Baltimore. The series has also been sold to stations from CBS, Sinclair, Sunbeam, Belo, Hearst, Granite, Capitol, Local TV, Media General, McKinnon and more. New markets include WPSG-TV Philadelphia, KUSI-TV San Diego and WSLS-TV Roanoke.

"'Law & Order: SVU' continues to dominate the primetime ratings for NBC and it's off to a phenomenal start in weekend syndication, already climbing into the top 10 shows in all of syndication in just its first season," says Wallach. "And we've already assembled a very strong local broadcast lineup for its weekday, Monday-through-Friday debut in 2009."

"Law & Order: SVU" just wrapped up its ninth season on NBC, where it ranked as the #1 crime drama on network television among women and adults 18-34, according to Nielsen Media Research. "SVU," which debuted in weekend syndication last fall, has improved local time periods by more than 40% in both Households and Adults 25-54 (vs. Feb. 2007) and by more than 50% in Women 25-54.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Media Studios. Wolf, is creator and executive producer, Neal Baer (NBC's "ER," "China Beach"), Ted Kotcheff ("Fun with Dick and Jane," "First Blood") and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.

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1 comment:

lilkunta said...

Good 4 them. I noticed that in addition to USA, SVU is on sat/sun night on ABC and sometimes its on UPN as well.

GO CM! Go MH!