10:02am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Empire' Rebounds, 'Black-ish' Wraps Season
Empire recouped some steam after last week's same-day low, topping Wednesday with an average 2.1 rating among adult 18-49.
That's a two-tenths of a ratings point improvement for Empire, the only Wednesday Big Four show to post any noticeable growth. With Shots Fired, pulling another 0.8 rating in the key demo, Fox topped among adults 18-49 for the night.
A close No. 2 was CBS. The network's Wednesday trio of Survivor (1.7 adults), Criminal Minds (1.5 adults) and Beyond Borders (0.8 adults) all held steady with last week. (Survivor again ranked as the night's most watched telecast, averaging nearly 8.2 million viewers.)
ABC wrapped the third season of Black-ish, which dipped down to a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. That score was shared with ABC opening act The Goldbergs, which took a steeper drop. Speechless (1.0 adults) and Modern Family (1.5 adults) both shed some demo steam as well, while Designated Survivor inched up to a 1.0 rating in the key demo.
Blindspot (0.8 adults), Law & Order: SVU (1.1 adults) and Chicago P.D. (1.2 adults) all held on NBC, while Arrow (0.6 adults) perked up on The CW before a steady The 100 (0.3 adults).