Ratings: ABC’s ‘Alex, Inc’ Slips 18 Percent From Premiere

“Empire” declines 15 percent among adults 18-49, but Fox still finishes first in demo

Zach Braff in 'Alex, Inc'

Business isn’t exactly booming at ABC’s “Alex, Inc.” The Zach Braff sitcom slipped 18 percent in ratings versus its series debut last week.

Fox won Wednesday in the key demographic, but its hit show “Empire” declined 15 percent among adults 18-49.

CBS was No. 1 in total viewers.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 4.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Empire” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.7/8 and 5.5 million viewers. “Star” at 9 received a 1.3/5 and 4.3 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.1/5 and first in viewers with 6.5 million. “Survivor” at 8 posted a 1.6/7 and 8.2 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Criminal Minds” at 10 got a 1.0/4 and 5.9 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 4.51 million. “The Goldbergs” at 8 landed a 1.3/6 and 5.4 million viewers. “Alex, Inc.” at 8:30 received a 0.9/4 and 3.8 million viewers. At 9, “Modern Family” put up a 1.5/6 and 5.5 million viewers. At 9:30, “American Housewife” closed ABC’s two-hour sitcom block to a 1.2/5 and 4.6 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 4.48 million. “The Blacklist” at 8 had a 0.9/4 and 5.4 million viewers. Repeats followed.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.4 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 503,000. Following a rerun, “Life Sentence” at 9 settled for a 0.2/1 and 440,000 viewers.