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

CBS wins Wednesday outright

Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays

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.