Ratings: ‘Empire’ Recovers Slightly From Last Week’s Series Lows

Lots of reruns on broadcast competition didn’t hurt Fox drama

Last Updated: April 13, 2017 @ 8:54 AM

Fox topped Wednesday in the key 18-49 TV ratings demographic again, and crown jewel “Empire” even recovered a bit from last week’s series lows. It didn’t hurt that no other English-language broadcaster aired regular original programming during the hip-hop soap opera’s 9 o’clock hour.

CBS finished first among total viewers again.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Shots Fired” at 8 p.m. had a 0.9/4 and 3.6 million viewers. At 9, “Empire” earned a 2.3/8 and 6.6 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.1/4 and first in viewers with 6.4 million. “Survivor” at 8 scored a 1.7/7 and 8.2 million viewers. At 9, a special “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” got a 0.9/3 and 5.8 million viewers. A second episode at 10 received a 0.8/3 and 5 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 4.3 million. Following reruns, “Designated Survivor” at 10 put up a 1.1/4 and 5.3 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 4.1 million, airing all repeats.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.5 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 814,000, running all reruns.