Ratings: First ‘Rosewood’ Without ‘Empire’ Behind It Plummets 40 Percent

It probably goes without saying that this was a series low for Morris Chestnut show

Sorry, Morris Chestnut: you’re on your own.

Or at least, you were last night night, when Fox ran an original “Rosewood” with no “Empire” behind it  — the first time that’s ever happened. The Miami-based show promptly plummeted 40 percent in the key 18-49 demographic, measured against its last original on Dec. 2. Among total viewers, “Rosewood” dropped 29 percent.

Expect more tough times ahead, as “Empire” isn’t back on the air until March 30. After “Rosewood” instead, “Hell’s Kitchen” actually sunk to its own series low in the main demo.

Gordon Ramsey, you are no Lucious Lyon.

For ABC, “The Real O’Neals” premiered quite well with two episodes wisely wrapped around crown comedy jewel “Modern Family.” Still, CBS topped them all among both the all-important age range and in overall eyeballs. It was close, though, in the demo.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “Survivor” posted a 2.2/8 and 9.2 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 9 had a 1.9/6 and 9.2 million viewers. At 10, “CSI: Cyber” got a 1.2/4 and 6.6 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.7/6 and third in viewers with 5.7 million. “The Goldbergs” at 8 received a 2.0/7 and 7 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Real O’Neals” premiered to a 1.8/6 and 6.3 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 scored a 2.6/8 and 8.2 million viewers. A second episode of “The Real O’Neals” at 9:30 posted a 1.9/6 and 6.1 million viewers. “American Crime” at 10 put up a 0.9/3 and 3.5 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 3.5 million. At 8, “Rosewood” suffered a 0.9/3 and 3.6 million viewers. At 9, “Hell’s Kitchen” had a 1.0/3 and 3.4 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.4/5 and second in viewers with 7.1 million. “The Mysteries of Laura” season finale at 8 posted a 1.2/4 and 7.4 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” at 9 got a 1.6/5 and 6.8 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 received a 1.5/5 and 7.1 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/6 and in viewers with 1.8 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.31 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.28 million, airing reruns.