Ratings: Empire (Again), Mentalist and black-ish Rise; Idol and Chicago PD Slip

Empire Ratings

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… butt… Fox’s Empire this Wednesday night again inched up — 5 percent and two tenths — to draw 12 million total viewers and a 4.8 demo rating (per finals).

That marks the already renewed freshman hit’s fifth straight week of audience growth, coming out of a strong launch.

If only because I am now sorta locked into it… chart!

EmpireRatings

Opening Fox’s night, American Idol (10.7 mil/2.8) was down 10 percent week-to-week.

Elsewhere….

CBS | The Mentalist (9.1 mil/1.4) rose two tenths, Criminal Minds (10 mil/1.9) dipped a tenth, while Stalker (7.6 mil/1.4) ticked up a tenth.

NBC | Mysteries of Laura (6 mil/1.0) was flat, SVU (6.2 mil/1.4)  ticked up a tenth and Chicago P.D. (6.5 mil/1.4) slipped two tenths.

ABC | The Middle (7.9 mil/2.1), Modern Family (9.8 mil/3.3) and The Goldbergs (6.9 mil/2.2) each ticked down a tenth,, black-ish (6.9 mil/2.1) gained two tenths and Nashville (5.2 mil/1.4) rose a tenth.

THE CW | Arrow (2.7 mil/1.1) slipped 9 percent and a tenth, while The 100 (1.4 mil/0.5) was flat.

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