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Ratings: ‘Empire’ Stars’ ‘White Hot Holidays’ Wraps Up 5.1 Million Viewers

CBS wins Wednesday outright

Fox didn’t have an original “Empire” on Wednesday, but it had the hip-hop soap opera’s stars and some Christmas spirit.

“Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays” landed 5.1 million viewers at 9 p.m. It received a 1.5 rating/5 share in the key 18-49 demographic.

CBS won Wednesday primetime per both main Nielsen metrics.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.9/6 in the advertiser-coveted demo and in total viewers with an average of 9.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 2.3/8 and 9.8 million viewers. At 9, “Criminal Minds” posted a 1.9/6 and 9.2 million viewers. At 10, “Code Black” had a 1.4/5 and 8.3 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.7/6 and in viewers with 6.3 million. At 8 p.m., “The Middle” got a 2.0/7 and 8 million viewers. “The Goldbergs” at 8:30 received a 2.0/7 and 7 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 earned a 2.6/9 and 8.2 million viewers. “Black-ish” at 9:30 had a 1.7/6 and 6 million viewers. “Nashville” at 10 posted a 0.8/3 and 4.1 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 4.3 million. The network’s primetime consisted of just an “Empire” repeat and the holiday special.

NBC and the CW tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.9/3. NBC was fourth in total viewers with 4 million; CW was fifth with 2.3 million viewers.

For NBC, following an encore, “The Illusionists” at 10 received a 0.9/3 and 3.5 million viewers.

For the CW, “Arrow” at 8 had a 1.0/3 and 2.8 million viewers. “Supernatural” got a 0.7/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.7/3. Univision was sixth in total viewers with 1.9 million; Telemundo was seventh with 1.8 million viewers.