Ratings: Christopher Meloni’s ‘SVU’ Comeback Scores 7.6 Million Viewers

”Law & Order: Organized Crime“ debut draws more of a mob than the ”United States of Al“ series premiere

Christopher Meloni’s return to “SVU” generated 7.6 million total viewers, and NBC’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime” debut sent CBS’ “United States of Al” packing in Thursday’s battle of series premieres.

“Law & Order: SVU” and “Organized Crime” both attracted 7.6 million total viewers last night. At 9 p.m., “SVU” scored a 1.6 rating/10 share among adults 18-49. The 10 o’clock “Law & Order: Organized Crime” launch earned a 1.5 rating/11 share.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio