TV Ratings: Fox's 'Empire,' 'Star' Hit Series Low

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On Halloween night, people seemed to be busy trick-or-treating rather than watching TV, as Wednesday evening saw primetime ratings drop week-to-week for most shows.

Of all the networks, Fox took a substantial hit, with its pair of shows dropping to series lows. Empire was down four-tenths of a point from a 1.6 rating to a 1.2 rating among the adults 18 to 49 demo. In addition, Star dropped three-tenths of a point, down to a 0.9 rating in the key demo.

Over at ABC, each of their three main shows were down between two- and three-tenths of a point last night. American Housewife also pulled a 0.9 rating, The Goldbergs notched a 1.0 rating and Modern Family landed a 0.9 rating. A Million Little Things held steady at 0.8.

CBS didn't take as much of a hit as the other nets. Survivor dropped down to a 1.3 rating (down two-tenths) but SEAL Team (0.8 rating) and Criminal Minds (0.7 rating) both remained the same. The CW only aired repeats of Charmed (0.2 rating) and Legacies (0.2 rating).

For NBC, the channel's Chicago franchise fell one- to two-tenths. Chicago Med nabbed a 1.1 rating, Chicago Fire pulled a 1.2 rating and Chicago P.D. a 1.1 rating. It's worth noting that Fire and P.D. beat out the competition in their respective time slots. In addition, the Dick Wolf franchise gave NBC the No. 1 slot among total viewers for the night, only tying with Fox in the key demo.