Ratings: NBC’s ‘Chicago PD’ Season Finale Triumphs in Time Slot – ‘The Blacklist,’ Not So Much

“Empire” hits series low, but Fox still wins Wednesday among key demo

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Wednesday was not a particularly high-rated night on broadcast television, but even the lightly watched evenings have a winner. Primetime’s top TV show was “Empire,” despite the hip-hop drama hitting a series low, something NBC’s “The Blacklist” (and numerous other series) also did.

Fox finished first last night among adults 18-49 and CBS drew the most total viewers, on average. At 10 p.m., the night’s lone season finale, NBC’s “Chicago P.D.,” took its time slot outright.

Here’s a fun fact: The two Spanish-language networks were separated by just 5,000 overall audience members last night.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 4.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Empire” at 8 posted a 1.6/7 and 5 million viewers. At 9, “Star” received a 1.2/5 and 3.8 million viewers.

CBS and NBC tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.0/4. CBS was first in total viewers with 6.3 million, NBC was second with 5.6 million.

For CBS, “Survivor” at 8 landed a 1.5/7 and 7.6 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” had a 0.9/4 and 6.2 million viewers. “Code Black” at 10 got a 0.7/3 and 5 million viewers.

For NBC, “The Blacklist” at 8 managed a 0.7/4 and 4.9 million viewers. At 9, “Law & Order: SVU” had a 1.1/5 and 5.7 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 got a 1.2/5 and 6.3 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 3.9 million. “The Goldbergs” at 8 saw a 1.2/6 and 4.7 million viewers. At 8:30, “Alex, Inc.” settled for a 0.7/3 and 3 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 got things back on track with a 1.3/5 and 4.7 million viewers. At 9:30, “American Housewife” received a 1.1/4 and 4.1 million viewers. “Designated Survivor” at 10 limped to a 0.5/2 and 3.3 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.297 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.292 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 885,000. “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1 million viewers. At 9, “The Originals” got a 0.3/1 and 762,000 viewers.