Charting Every "Law & Order" Verdict

Overthinking It analyzed every single episode in the 20-year-history of the original L&W series. “These are their findings…”

Just some quick points about the data:

1) All data is based on 450 L&O stories out a total of 456 due to multi-episode arcs.
2) ‘Implied win’ refers to episodes in which you don’t see a definitive negative result.
3) 80% of episodes end with solid wins.
4) Not Guilty verdicts take a nose dive after season 14.

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Total Outcomes


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Outcomes By Season / Via

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Not Guilty Verdicts Per Season / Via

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For more information and breakdowns of the verdicts, including verdicts versus number of viewers, visit Overthinking It.

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