Fox’s Empire this Wednesday drew 13.8 million total viewers and a 5.3 demo rating, rising 6 percent and a tenth week-to-week.
That 5.3 also marks the highest rating for any network drama since Grey’s Anatomy circa September 2010.
Opening Fox’s night, Idol’s Top 12 guys did 10.2 mil and a 2.6, down 5 percent and two tenths week-to-week.
CBS | Survivor opened its 30th season with 9.9 million viewers — its most watched premiere since fall 2012 — and a 2.3 rating, down 15 percent in the demo vs. last cycle but off just a tenth from a year ago. The Amazing Race returned on a special night to 6.1 mil/1.5, on par with its year-ago opener and up sharply from this past fall’s Friday launch.
NBC | Bubble drama Mysteries of Laura‘s Will & Grace reunion (7.6 mil/1.4) surged 30 and 27 percent. SVU (7.7 mil/1.6) grew in audience while flat in the demo. Chicago PD (7.3 mil/1.5) slipped two tenths.
ABC | The Goldbergs‘ Ferris Bueller tribute (7.5 mil/2.5, tying a season high) and Modern Family’s iPisode (9.3 mil/3.4) each grew three tenths in the demo. black-ish (6.7 mil/2.3) and Nashville (4.9 mil/1.4) each ticked up one tenth, while The Middle (7.4 mil/2.0) slipped two tenths.
THE CW | Arrow (2.9 mil/1.0) slipped two tenths; The 100 (1.8 mil/0.6) rose 26 and 20 percent, marking its second most watched episode of the season and a season high in the demo.