TV Ratings: 'Empire' and 'Survivor' Share Wednesday Wins

Fox tops the night in the demo, though its flagship continues to hover at lows.

Empire hovered near its recent lows on Wednesday night, averaging a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49. That score was still enough to top the rest of broadcast for the evening, albeit down two-tenths of a ratings point from the prior week.

With an even episode of event series Shots Fired, directed by the late Jonathan Demme, Fox brought a 0.8 rating in the key demo at 8 p.m. and secured a demo victory for the night.

CBS was close behind. With an unmoved Survivor averaging a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.4 million viewers, the network scored most watched status for the night. Neighbors Criminal Minds (1.2 adults) and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (0.8 adults) were steady as well.

ABC doubled up on Black-ish. The network put out back-to-back episodes — each of which managed a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. That score was shared by lead-in Speechless. The network's other Wednesday options, The Goldbergs and Designated Survivor, pulled a respective 1.4 and 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. The latter was slightly improved from the prior week, the only broadcast series up for the night.

Blindspot (0.9 adults), Law & Order: SVU (1.1 adults) and Chicago P.D. (1.2 adults) were steady on NBC, while The CW posted even episodes of Arrow (0.5 adults) and The 100 (0.3 adults).

comments powered by Disqus