Ratings: Empire Ends Season With a Bang, 16.7 Million Viewers; Arrow Slips

Fox’s Empire wrapped its supernova-like freshman season on the highest of notes, averaging 16.7 million total viewers and a 6.5 demo rating across its two-hour run (per finals) — rising 12 percent to easily deliver season highs.

Hour-by-hour, the show did 15.8 mil/6.1, and then 17.6 mil/6.9.

TVLine readers gave the twisty-turny, sexy, deadly season-ender an average grade of “A-.”

For the record: the buzzy drama wound up growing its audience everysingleweek, and in the demo at the very worst dipped a singular tenth (back in Week 4).

Looking for a chart? Child, I don’t want no chicken:
Empire Finale Ratings Record

Elsewhere, per fast nationals….

CBS | A two-hour Survivor (9.6 mil/2.3) ticked up in audience plus a tenth in the demo vs. Empire. CSI: Cyber (8 mil/1.4) slipped 17 percent and three tenths.

THE CW | Arrow (2.6 mil/0.9) slipped two tenths. Supernatural (1.7 mil/0.6) ticked down a tenth from its last Tuesday outing, to its lowest rating since October 2012.

ABC | 20/20: The Untold Story of the Sound of Music did 7.3 mil and a 1.4, tying CSI: Cyber in the demo.

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