Ratings: ‘Star’ Gets Solid Start After ‘Empire’ Fall Finale

Fox finishes first in key demo, second to “Survivor” among total viewers

“Star” is no “Empire,” but that doesn’t mean Lee Daniels’ new Fox music drama didn’t get off to a solid start on Wednesday.

The “Star” preview at 9 p.m. scored a 2.2 rating/7 share in the key 18-49 demographic and 6.7 million total viewers viewers. Its 8 o’clock lead-in, Fox’s “Empire” fall finale, earned a 2.7/10 and 7.6 million viewers.

As a result, Fox finished first in the all-important demo with a 2.4/9 average, though CBS and its “Survivor” season finale coverage topped total viewers with an average of 8.3 million. Fox was runner-up in total viewers with an average of 7.1 million, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.8/6. Its “Survivor” season finale at 8 posted a 2.0/7 and 9.1 million viewers. The reunion show at 10 landed a 1.4/5 and 6.7 million viewers.

NBC and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 1.5. ABC had a 6 share to NBC’s 5. But NBC was third in total viewers with 6.3 million, ABC was fourth with 6 million.

For NBC, “A Pentatonix Christmas Special” at 8 put up a 1.4/5 and 7.5 million viewers. At 9, the “Saturday Night Live Christmas Special” received a 1.5/5 and 5.7 million viewers.

For ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 had a 1.7/6 and 6.1 million viewers. At 8:30, “Speechless” got a 1.6/6 and 5.4 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 earned a 2.0/7 and 6.8 million viewers. At 9:30, “Black-ish” received a 1.6/5 and 5.5 million viewers. “Designated Survivor” at 10 closed primetime to a 1.2/4 and 6.2 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.57 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.60 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million. At 8, the “Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time” had a 0.3/1 and 1.3 million viewers. The “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” at 9 got a 0.3/1 and 1 million viewers.