ABC bubble drama Nashville this Wednesday drew 4.12 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating (per finals), ticking up to a 4-week audience high and matching last week’s demo number, its best since Nov. 18.
Opening ABC’s night, The Middle (7 mil/1.7) was steady, The Goldbergs (6.3 mil/1.9) ticked up, and black-ish (5.7 mil/1.6) and Modern Family (7.4 mil/2.2) each dipped a tenth, with the latter hitting series lows.
Elsewhere in the ratings….
FOX | Recently renewed Rosewood (4.5 mil/1.2) was down 15 and 14 percent. Empire (10.1 mil/3.8) slipped 11 and 12 percent to its second-lowest numbers of the season (trailing only its Thanksgiving Eve outing), yet easily dominated the night.
CBS | Survivor (8.4 mil/1.9) was steady, Criminal Minds (8.8 mil/1.7) dipped a tenth and Beyond Borders (7.9 mil/1.5) grew 14 and 25 percent to best-since-premiere numbers.
NBC | A special Voice outing did 8.9 mil and a 1.7, more than doubling Heartbeat‘s most recent performance. Leading out of that, Strong debuted to 3.3 mil/0.9, well below typical SVU/P.D. numbers.