Empire Ratings

Ratings: Empire Dips to Season Lows vs. Softer CMA Awards, Arrow Rises

Fox’s Empire this Wednesday drew 11.6 million total viewers and a 4.6 rating opposite ABC’s strong CMA Awards telecast, dipping 6 percent and two tenths to hit and tie season lows.Empire in fact drew its smallest audience since Episode 5 of its freshman run.

Opening Fox’s night, Rosewood (5.1 mil/1.5) dropped a few eyeballs and one tenth in the demo.

ABC’s aforementioned CMA Awards presentation did 13.6 mil and a 3.8, slipping 17 and 16 percent from last year.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

CBS | Survivor (8.7 mil/2.0) ticked down, Criminal Minds (7.7 mil/1.4) slipped two tenths to a new series low and Code Black (6.4 mil/1.2) added a tenth.

NBC | Mysteries of Laura (7 mil/1.2) rose 11 percent and two tenths to hit a four-week high in audience and match its best demo number since Feb. 25. SVU (6.5 mil/1.5) was flat while Chicago P.D. (6.5 mil/1.4) dipped a tenth.

THE CW | Arrow‘s visit from John Constantine (2.6 mil/1.0) conjured some extra eyeballs plus an added tenth in the demo, while Supernatural (1.6 mil/0.6) dropped 20 and 25 percent.

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