Ratings: ‘Empire’ Cliffhanger Dukes It out With NBC’s ‘Chicago’ Fall Finales

Fox edges NBC among adults 18-49, but “Med,” “Fire” and “P.D.” net claims most overall eyeballs

Last Updated: December 6, 2018 @ 8:54 AM

Wednesday was a battle of two networks airing fall finales, as Fox’s “Empire” and “Star” took on NBC’s “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” (Well, technically “P.D. took on Fox’s local programming at 10 p.m.)

The “Empire” cliffhanger was primetime’s No. 1-rated show; “Med” was the night’s most-watched.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 4.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. The “Empire” fall finale at 8 p.m. posted a 1.5/7 and 5 million viewers. At 9, “Star” received a 1.2/5 and 3.9 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and first in viewers with 7.6 million. “Chicago Med” at 8 put up a 1.2/5 and 8.1 million viewers. At 9, “Chicago Fire” had a 1.2/5 and 7.9 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 got a 1.1/5 and 6.8 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and second in viewers with 5.8 million. “Survivor” at 8 landed a 1.5/7 and 7.5 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” had a 0.8/3 and 5.3 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 10 got a 0.7/3 and 4.5 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 3.9 million. “The Goldbergs” at 8 had a 1.2/5 and 4.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “American Housewife” got a 0.9/4 and 4 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 received a 1.3/5 and 4.9 million viewers. At 9:30, “Single Parents” closed the comedy block with a 0.8/3 and 3.4 million viewers. Drama “A Million Little Things” at 10 finished off primetime with a 0.7/3 and 3.2 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

Telemundo and The CW tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.3. Telemundo got a 2 share, CW had a 1. Telemundo was sixth in total viewers with 1.1 million, CW was seventh with 888,000.

For CW, “Riverdale” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.1 million viewers. At 9, “All American” got a 0.2/1 and 666,000 viewers.