×

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.

More TV

  • Jussie Smollett The Black AIDS Insitute

    Jussie Smollett Case: Two Suspects Released Without Charges as New Evidence Emerges

    After two days of questioning, the Chicago Police Department announced Friday evening that it has released two suspects in the Jussie Smollett case without filing charges. On Friday evening, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that detectives had developed new information through the interviews. “Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals [...]

  • GOTHAM: L-R: Guest star Cameron Monaghan

    TV News Roundup: Fox Drops 'Gotham' Final Season Trailer (Watch)

    In today’s TV news roundup, Fox released a new trailer for an upcoming episode of “Gotham” and Disney has announced the cast for its upcoming “High School Musical” series.  FIRST LOOKS Showtime released a new trailer and the official poster for the upcoming fourth season of “Billions,” premiering March 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In [...]

  • Chris Rock

    Chris Rock to Direct Kenan Thompson Comedy Pilot at NBC

    Chris Rock has come onboard to direct the NBC single-cam comedy pilot “Saving Kenan,” Variety has learned. Rock will also executive produce the pilot, which stars “SNL” mainstay Kenan Thompson. Thompson will play a newly widowed dad determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their lives [...]

  • Peak TV Saturation TV Placeholder

    Apollo Global Management Buys Majority Stake in Cox TV Stations

    Private equity giant Apollo Global Management has cut a deal with Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises to buy a majority stake in Cox’s 13 TV stations as well as three newspapers and a handful of radio stations in Ohio. Apollo has been in the hunt for broadcast TV stations for some time. Cox’s station group, which includes [...]

  • Ken Jeong TV Take Podcast

    Listen: Ken Jeong on His Return to Stand-Up and New Netflix Special

    Welcome to “TV Take,” Variety’s television podcast. In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV, Daniel Holloway, talks with Ken Jeong about his Netflix comedy special, “Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho,” and being a judge on Fox’s “The Masked Singer.“ Jeong started working on his new standup act after ABC canceled his show “Dr. [...]

  • "Brother" -- Episode 201-- Pictured (l-r):

    CBS Interactive's Marc DeBevoise on Streaming Boom, Content Strategy, and Apple

    Not everyone wants or needs to be Netflix to succeed in the streaming space. And not everyone sees Apple’s enigmatic new service as a threat. Even as rival streaming services offer gobs of content, CBS Interactive’s president and COO Marc DeBevoise sees the company’s targeted original programming strategy continuing to attract viewers to its All [...]

  • Ken Jeong to Star in CBS

    Ken Jeong to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot From 'Crazy Rich Asians' Author Kevin Kwan

    A “Crazy Rich Asians” reunion is happening at CBS. Ken Jeong has been cast in a lead role in the multi-camera comedy pilot “The Emperor of Malibu,” which is being co-written and executive produced by “Crazy Rich Asians” author Kevin Kwan. In the series, Auggie, the son of a Chinese tech billionaire, announces his engagement [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content