Ratings: NBC’s ‘Law & Order’ Franchise Premieres Lock Up Thursday’s Largest Audience

However, the network tied with Fox’s baseball broadcast in the advertiser-coveted demo

Law & Order SVU (NBC)

The “Law & Order” franchise came back with a bang on Thursday night, with a three-hour crossover event airing across primetime on NBC. Unsurprisingly, that secured the network the most viewers of any broadcaster with an average of about 5 million people tuning in.

However, in terms of ratings in the coveted 18-49 demographic, NBC tied with Fox, which was airing a matchup between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Both networks netted a 0.6 in the demo.

The highest-rated show of the night was “Law & Order: SVU,” which aired at 9 p.m. to a 0.69 in the demo.