Overnight Ratings: NBC Lays Down the Law


NBC won Tuesday's primetime race on the strength of its original Law & Order: CI (a 4.1 rating/10 share in the key 18-49 demo in the 9-10 slot) and Law & Order: SVU (a 5.2/14 at 10). Combined with Dateline at 8 (2.9/8), the Peacock scored a 4.1/10 overall for the night.

At No. 2, Fox scored a 3.4/9 for its Orange Bowl game (Louisville versus Wake).

CBS was third in the demo with a 2.5/6 for a night of reruns (NCIS, The Unit and Numb3rs).

ABC came in at No. 4 with a 2.0/5. Combined, the two episodes of wedding sitcom Big Day came in fourth in the 9-10 slot with a 1.8/4.

The CW earned an 0.8/2 for reruns of The Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars.