Ratings: Empire Up Again; Goldbergs, Dunphys and Laura Surge; Idol Dips

Modern Family Ratings

Fox’s Empire this Wednesday drew 13.8 million total viewers and a 5.3 demo rating, rising 6 percent and a tenth week-to-week.

That 5.3 also marks the highest rating for any network drama since Grey’s Anatomy circa September 2010.

Chart attack!
Empire Ratings

Opening Fox’s night, Idol’s Top 12 guys did 10.2 mil and a 2.6, down 5 percent and two tenths week-to-week.

Elsewhere….

CBS | Survivor opened its 30th season with 9.9 million viewers — its most watched premiere since fall 2012 — and a 2.3 rating, down 15 percent in the demo vs. last cycle but off just a tenth from a year ago. The Amazing Race returned on a special night to 6.1 mil/1.5, on par with its year-ago opener and up sharply from this past fall’s Friday launch.

NBC | Bubble drama Mysteries of Laura‘s Will & Grace reunion (7.6 mil/1.4) surged 30 and 27 percent. SVU (7.7 mil/1.6) grew in audience while flat in the demo. Chicago PD (7.3 mil/1.5) slipped two tenths.

ABC | The Goldbergs‘ Ferris Bueller tribute (7.5 mil/2.5, tying a season high) and Modern Family’s iPisode (9.3 mil/3.4) each grew three tenths in the demo. black-ish (6.7 mil/2.3) and Nashville (4.9 mil/1.4) each ticked up one tenth, while The Middle (7.4 mil/2.0) slipped two tenths.

THE CW | Arrow (2.9 mil/1.0) slipped two tenths; The 100 (1.8 mil/0.6) rose 26 and 20 percent, marking its second most watched episode of the season and a season high in the demo.

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