How ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Held Up Last Night in TV Ratings Against NFL Thursdays

by Joe Rutland

During the fall, Outsiders, Law & Order: SVU goes up against NFL games on Thursday nights. How did the NBC police drama fare this week?

Let’s take a look at some rating numbers in an article from TVLine.

Law & Order: SVU, starring Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T, had 4.3 million viewers and a 0.6 rating number in the demo.

Now, Thursday night’s NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets drew 7.7 million viewers and a 1.8 demo rating. That number is a dropoff from last Thursday as both the Colts, who won 45-30, and the Jets entered with below-.500 records.

Outsiders who take these numbers to heart will understand the allure of NFL football on TV.

Still, SVU more than held its own for NBC.

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Talks About His Working Relationship With Mariska Hargitay

Ice-T has played Odafin “Fin” Tutuola for 21 seasons on Law & Order: SVU.

Certainly, over that time, he and Hargitay, who plays Olivia Benson, have developed a powerful working relationship.

Outsiders, here’s Ice-T talking about this part of his professional acting efforts.

In an article for Looper, Ice-T was asked about his time working with Hargitay.

“[O]ne of the best things about working on this show is Mariska is not a b***h,” he said.

Ice-T said that Hargitay always puts an effort into her acting.

“She does not come on set with a bad attitude, and she is always on point,” he said.

Well, that’s pretty sound comments about his co-star. Hargitay has been the one cast member to continue raising the bar on Law & Order: SVU‘s plots.

Set aside time on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central, to see both Ice-T and Hargitay involved in numerous cases.

Hargitay Talks About What Her Favorite TV Show Is On Right Now

While we talk about stars’ specific shows, sometimes it’s fun to find out what their favorite TV show is at the time.

Hargitay admits that she loves the HBO show Succession.

Why this show? She offers up some reasons in a recent interview on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.

Hargitay said she watched it for two years on Sundays and a little into Monday.

“I couldn’t stop,” she said. Hargitay adds jokingly, “My kids are like ‘Mommy I’m hungry!’ and I’m like ‘Sweetie, Not right now. Get some pop tarts. Work it out.'”

The HBO show follows the Logan family, owners of a large media company. Dad steps down, leaving the whole show up in its arms. It is both a comedy and drama at the same time.

Cast members include Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, and Sara Snook.