Ratings: Empire Breaks 14 Million, Idol Drops, CSI: Cyber Solid, Middle Rises

CSI Cyber Ratings

Fox’s Empire this Wednesday drew 14.3 million total viewers and a 5.8 demo rating (per finals), ticking up another 2 and 7 percent and delivering the highest demo number for any regular broadcast drama in over five years (since Grey’s Anatomy circa October 2009, Fox notes).

Versus its January debut, the musical sudser is now up 43 and 50 percent.

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Empire Ratings

Opening Fox’s night, American Idol (8.9 mil/2.1) dropped 15 and 19 percent week-to-week.

Elsewhere….

CBS | CSI: Cyber officially debuted to 10.5 mil and a 1.8, improving sharply on Stalker’s most recent performance (7.6 mil/1.4) leading out of a fresh Criminal Minds, though shy in the demo of Stalker’s own launch (9.1 mil/2.0). Opening the Eye’s night, Survivor (9.8 mil/2.3) ticked down while Criminal Minds (10.4 mil/1.9) grew in audience yet was flat in the demo.

ABC | The Middle (8.3 mil/2.2) rose two tenths, black-ish (6.8 mil/2.3) and Nashville (5.3 mil/1.4) each ticked up one tenth, and The Goldbergs (7.9 mil/2.5) and Modern Family (9.6 mil/3.4) were flat.

THE CW | Leading out of an Arrow rerun, Part 1 of The 100‘s Season 2 finale (1.5 mil/0.5) held steady.

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