Ratings: Empire Hits 13 Million Viewers, Mentalist Finale Dips, P.D. Rises

Empire Ratings

Fox’s Empire this Wednesday drew 13.02 million total viewers and a 5.1 demo rating (while misspelling Naomi Campbell’s name), rising (again) 10 percent and four tenths (per finals).

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Empire Ratings

Opening Fox’s night, American Idol (10.7 mil/2.8) was steady week-to-week. (Also, Fox notes, Idol is up 8 percent in audience while down just a tenth in the demo year-over-year.)


CBS | The Mentalist‘s two-hour series finale did 10.1 mil and a 1.3, up 10 percent to a best-since-season premiere audience while ticking down in the demo. Stalker (6.7 mil/1.2) slipped two tenths.

NBC | Mysteries of Laura (5.9 mil/1.1) inched up a tenth, SVU (6.5 mil/1.6) gained two tenths and Chicago PD (7.1 mil/1.7) grew three tenths.

ABC | The Middle (7.7 mil/2.2) and black-ish (6.4 mil/2.2) each ticked up a tenth, Nashville (4.7 mil/1.3) dipped, Modern Family (8.8 mil/3.1) slipped 10 percent (to a season low audience) and two tenths, and Goldbergs (6.8 mil/2.2) was flat.

THE CW | Arrow (2.9 mil/1.2) ticked up a tenth, while The 100 (1.4 mil/0.5) was flat.

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