Ratings: ‘Empire’ Rebounds From Halloween, Puts Fox Back in First

Last Wednesday was a trick for Fox, this one is more like a treat

Last Updated: November 8, 2018 @ 9:24 AM

Now that we’ve got that Halloween nonsense behind us, Fox has restored order to Wednesday primetime. Thanks to “Empire” (and no 10 p.m. national programming) Fox finished first in TV ratings among adults 18-49 last night, when “Chicago Med” led NBC to a No. 1 finish in terms of total viewers.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 4.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Empire” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.5/6 and 5 million viewers. At 9, “Star” had a 1.1/5 and 3.7 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and first in viewers with 7.8 million. “Chicago Med” at 8 landed a 1.2/5 and 8.4 million viewers. At 9, “Chicago Fire” earned a 1.3/5 and 8.2 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 received a 1.1/5 and 6.9 million viewers.

CBS and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 1.1/5. CBS was second in total viewers with 5.9 million, ABC was fourth with 4.2 million.

For CBS, “Survivor” at 8 scored a 1.6/7 and 7.6 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” got a 0.9/4 and 5.6 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 10 had a 0.8/4 and 4.5 million viewers.

For ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 got a 1.3/6 and 5.1 million viewers. At 8:30, “American Housewife” had a 1.1/5 and 4.5 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 received a 1.4/6 and 5.4 million viewers. At 9:30, “Single Parents” closed the comedy block to a 1.0/4 and 3.8 million viewers. “A Million Little Things” at 10 finished primetime with a 0.7/3 and 3.3 million viewers.

Univision, Telemundo and The CW tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.4 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.08 million, CW was seventh with 1.07 million.

For CW, “Riverdale” at 8 received a 0.4/2 and 1.4 million viewers. “All American” at 9 had a 0.3/1 and 776,000 viewers.