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

Last Updated: January 29, 2015 @ 9:30 AM

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.

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