Ratings: ‘SVU,’ ‘Chicago PD’ Crash and Burn After Last Week’s Mega-Crossover Lift

ABC tops first two Wednesdays of May sweep for the first time in 15 years

Law and Order: SVU

ABC won Wednesday in the key 18-49 ratings demographic, marking the first time it topped the first two of the May sweep in 15 years. CBS topped primetime in total viewers.

For NBC, “Law & Order: SVU” fell to a new demo low — down 43 percent — one week removed from the network’s mega-crossover of Dick Wolf procedurals, which offered Nielsen bumps. “Chicago P.D.” tied a ratings low last night; the show dipped 22 percent.

That said, “P.D.” won its 10 p.m. timeslot in the main demo. There was no competition from Fox or CW during the hour.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.9 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 6.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Middle” at 8 p.m. had a 1.7/6 and 6.9 million viewers. “The Goldbergs” at 8:30 got a 1.9/7 and 6.8 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 posted a night-high 2.9/9 and had 8.5 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9:30 rose to 2.3/7 and 6.9 million viewers. “Nashville” at 10 received a 1.2/4 and 5 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.7/6 and first in viewers with 8.8 million. “Survivor” at 8 got a 2.1/8 and 9.3 million viewers. The “Criminal Minds” finale at 9 posted a 1.9/6 and 9.6 million viewers. “CSI: Cyber” at 10 had a 1.2/4 and 7.5 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.5/5 and second in viewers with 6.9 million. “American Idol” from 8-10 p.m. was the only show on the network’s schedule.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 6.4 million. At 8, “The Mysteries of Laura” had a 0.9/3 and 6.2 million viewers. “SVU” at 9 got a 1.2/4 and 6.2 million. “P.D” at 10 received a 1.4/5 and 6.7 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 2.6 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2 million. At 8, “Arrow” posted a 0.9/3 and 2.3 million viewers. “Supernatural” at 9 had a 0.7/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.