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Still reigning over Wednesday (and the rest of the broadcast week), Empire was only moderately humbled in the third week of its sophomore season. The drama averaged a 5.0 rating among adults 18-49, off half of a point from last week’s live-plus-same-day showing, and 13 million viewers. (Empire, it should be noted, has a tendency to tick up in final same-day ratings.)
For those keeping track, the season premiere of Empire averaged an 8.7 rating among adults 18-49 after live-plus-3 lifts and 22.5 million multiplatform viewers. The second episode, after the same three-day DVR boost, averaged a 7.7 rating in the key demo and 18 million viewers. It will be weeks before any clear trends emerge on how much of a delay viewers are taking before watching Empire, after the freshman season’s runaway live-viewing success, or if the show did lose anyone.
Empire‘s nightly partner in crime, Rosewood, has not been seeing much of a lift from time-shifting. The second episode rose a measly 20 percent with live-plus-3 data. And the third episode’s same-day haul fell another three-tenths of a point to a 1.7 rating in the key demo.
On ABC, all comedies but Black-ish lost some of last week’s showing. The Middle (1.9 adults) was off three-tenths of a point while The Goldbergs (2.1 adults) and Modern Family (2.7 adults) each lost two-tenths of a point. Black-ish was steady with a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 ahead of a new Nashville (1.1 adults).
Elsewhere in drops, the second episode of CBS medical drama Code Black fell half of a point to a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. Prior to that, Survivor (2.0 adults) and Criminal Minds (1.7 adults) shed a respective four- and three-tenths of a point in the key demo.
After a steady The Mysteries of Laura (1.1 adults) on NBC, both Chicago P.D. and Law & Order: SVU averaged a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49.
The CW saw another night of premieres, Arrow leading with a steady 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. In fact, the show was even up a skosh, improving by a tenth of a point from the top of the 2014 season. Supernatural, entering its 11th season, brought a 0.9 rating in the key demo.
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