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Ratings: ‘Empire’ Rises Yet Again in Viewers, Hauls in 11.3 Million

Fox soap opera is flat in the demo with another strong 4.3 rating

Fox’s “Empire” rose in viewers yet again in its fourth week, averaging 11.3 million on Wednesday night.

In the key demo, the soap opera remained flat week-to-week with a strong 4.3 rating/12 share. Both were highs on the night.

As a result, Fox was first in ratings with a 3.6 rating/11 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 11.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. Before “Empire,” “American Idol” at 8 p.m. received a 2.9/9 and 11 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.7/5 and in viewers with 9.4 million. “The Mentalist” at 8 got a 1.3/4 and 9.1 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 9 received a 2.1/6 and 10.6 million viewers. “Stalker” at 10 had a 1.6/5 and 8.4 million viewers.

ABC and Univision tied for third in ratings, both with a 1.2/4. ABC was third in viewers with 4.3 million, airing entirely reruns. Univision was fifth in viewers with 3 million.

The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/2 and sixth in total viewers with 2.2 million. “Arrow” at 8 struck a 1.1/3 and 2.9 million viewers. “The 100” at 9 got a 0.6/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

NBC was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and fourth in total viewers with 3.9 million, airing just repeats.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.3 million.