Ratings: ‘Star’ Gets Solid Start After ‘Empire’ Fall Finale

Fox finishes first in key demo, second to “Survivor” among total viewers

Last Updated: December 15, 2016 @ 9:42 AM

“Star” is no “Empire,” but that doesn’t mean Lee Daniels’ new Fox music drama didn’t get off to a solid start on Wednesday.

The “Star” preview at 9 p.m. scored a 2.2 rating/7 share in the key 18-49 demographic and 6.7 million total viewers viewers. Its 8 o’clock lead-in, Fox’s “Empire” fall finale, earned a 2.7/10 and 7.6 million viewers.

As a result, Fox finished first in the all-important demo with a 2.4/9 average, though CBS and its “Survivor” season finale coverage topped total viewers with an average of 8.3 million. Fox was runner-up in total viewers with an average of 7.1 million, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.8/6. Its “Survivor” season finale at 8 posted a 2.0/7 and 9.1 million viewers. The reunion show at 10 landed a 1.4/5 and 6.7 million viewers.

NBC and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 1.5. ABC had a 6 share to NBC’s 5. But NBC was third in total viewers with 6.3 million, ABC was fourth with 6 million.

For NBC, “A Pentatonix Christmas Special” at 8 put up a 1.4/5 and 7.5 million viewers. At 9, the “Saturday Night Live Christmas Special” received a 1.5/5 and 5.7 million viewers.

For ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 had a 1.7/6 and 6.1 million viewers. At 8:30, “Speechless” got a 1.6/6 and 5.4 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 earned a 2.0/7 and 6.8 million viewers. At 9:30, “Black-ish” received a 1.6/5 and 5.5 million viewers. “Designated Survivor” at 10 closed primetime to a 1.2/4 and 6.2 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.57 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.60 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million. At 8, the “Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time” had a 0.3/1 and 1.3 million viewers. The “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” at 9 got a 0.3/1 and 1 million viewers.