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'Law & Order: SVU' Strip Clears 92% Of Country

Law & Order: Special Victims has been cleared in 92% of the country for its syndicated strip debut next fall.

The show will be "stripped"--air Monday-Friday. It is already in its second year of syndicated weekend runs.

Station groups buying the weekday version include Fox, CBS, LIN, Meredith, Hearst and Media General.

For the last week of November, the weekend show recorded its season-high household ratings, according to NBC U, with a 3.9 (5.3 million viewers). It is the top off-network, weekend drama in the 18-49 demo, according to the distributor.

The show is in its tenth season on NBC.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.