8:27am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Empire' Dips, 'Strong' Gives a Weak Opening
Empire shed 10 percent on Wednesday night, dipping closer to a season low among adults 18-49, with a 3.8 rating. Viewership for the Fox drama was just over 10 million.
With Rosewood, which pulled a 1.2 rating in the key demo at 8 p.m., Fox still easily ranked as No. 1 for the night against all original competition on the Big Four.
The ABC block of The Middle (1.7 adults), The Goldbergs (1.8 adults), Modern Family (2.2 adults), Black-ish (1.6 adults) and Nashville (1.0 adults) all held dead even with their most recent episodes. On CBS, Survivor (1.9 adults) and Criminal Minds (1.7 adults) were both steady — with Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders climbing to a 1.5 adults 18-49. The 25 percent jump marks its best showing since its series premiere a month ago.
NBC plugged in an hour of The Voice (1.7 adults) at 8 p.m. to help lift the debut of fitness competition Strong. But the new entry did not fare particularly well, averaging a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 in the first hour and a 0.9 rating in the second.
The CW aired repeats.