TV Ratings: ‘Empire’ Posts Best Ratings Since Season Premiere

On a night when many broadcast shows posted gains in both key ratings measures, Fox’s “Empire” posted its best ratings since the season premiere.

Airing at 8 p.m., “Empire” drew a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers. The season premiere drew a 2.4 and 7.1 million viewers in September. Previously, the next highest-rated episode was the episode that aired on Oct. 11, which drew a 2.0 and 5.9 million viewers.

Later on Fox, “Star” (1.2, 3.8 million) was even.

On NBC, “The Blacklist” (0.9, 5.9 million) was up in total viewers. A special Wednesday edition of “The Voice” drew a 1.4 and 7.7 million viewers. “Chicago PD” (1.2, 6.4 million) was up significantly in both measures, matching the high in the demo for this season set by the premiere.

On CBS, “Survivor” (1.7, 8.7 million) was up in total viewers with its biggest audience of the season. “SEAL Team” (1.1, 7.2 million) was up in both measures. “Criminal Minds” (1.0, 5.6 million) was up slightly in the demo.

For ABC, “The Goldbergs” (1.4, 5.6 million) was up slightly in total viewers. “Speechless” (1.1, 4.4 million) was up slightly in both measures. “Modern Family” (1.7, 6 million) was up in the demo. “American Housewife” (1.3, 4.9 million) was even. “Designated Survivor” (0.8, 4.1 million) was up slightly in the demo.

On The CW, both “Riverdale” (0.5, 1.4 million) and “Dynasty” (0.2, 0.7 million) were even.

Fox won the night in the demo with a 1.6 but finished third in total viewers with 4.9 million. CBS was second in the demo with a 1.3 but first in total viewers with 7.2 million. ABC and NBC tied for third in the demo with a 1.2 but NBC was second in total viewers with 6.6 million. ABC was fourth  in total viewers with 4.8 million. The CW averaged a 0.3 and 1 million viewers.

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