Ratings: Empire Audience Grows for Third Straight Week, Minds Ticks Up

Fox’s Empire this Wednesday night drew 11.4 million total viewers and a 4.3 rating (per finals), rising for a third straight week in audience while matching last week’s demo number.

I was in the mood to make a chart, so:

EmpireViewers

Opening Fox’s night, American Idol (11.3 mil/2.9) slipped 6 and 16 percent week-to-week.

Elsewhere….

CBS | The Mentalist (9.2 mil/1.3) dipped 5 percent and two tenths, Criminal Minds (10.7 mil/2.1) ticked up a tenth and Stalker (8.3 mil/1.5) was flat.

THE CW | Arrow (2.9 mil/1.1) and The 100 (1.5 mil/0.5) were flat.

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