NBCU Domestic TV Solves Market With ‘SVU’

NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has racked up sales for Law & Order: SVU as an off-network strip in 24 of the top 25 markets, representing approximately 70 percent of the country. 

SVU has been cleared on the Fox owned-and-operated stations in New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Dallas; Washington, D.C.; Houston; Phoenix; Minneapolis; Orlando, Fla.; and Baltimore. The veteran crime-solving drama has also been sold to stations from CBS, Belo, Sinclair, Sunbeam, Hearst, Granite, Capitol, Local TV, Media General and McKinnon station groups. New markets include WPSG/Philadelphia, KUSI/San Diego and WSLS/Roanoke, Va.
“Law & Order: SVU continues to dominate the prime-time ratings for NBC, and it’s off to a phenomenal start in weekend syndication, already climbing into the top 10 shows in all of syndication in just its first season,” said Barry Wallach, president, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. “And we’ve already assembled a very strong local broadcast lineup for its weekday, Monday through Friday debut in 2009.”