After eight consecutive weeks of growth, Fox’s Empire faced its biggest ratings obstacle this Wednesday in the form of the annual Daylight Saving Time downturn, which thus far this week sent 26 of 31 broadcast shows sliding.
The tale of the tape? The already renewed sudser drew 14.9 million total viewers (ticking up 4 percent from last week’s finals) and a 5.8 rating (per finals), matching last week’s demo.
Opening Fox’s night, American Idol (9.7 mil/2.4) rose 9 percent and three tenths.
Elsewhere, per fast nationals….
CBS | Survivor (9.4 mil/2.2) dipped 4 percent and a tenth, Criminal Minds (10.4 mil/2.1) gained two tenths and CSI: Cyber (9.7 mil/1.7) ticked down versus its debut.
THE CW | The 100‘s Season 2 finale (1.34 mil/0.4) slipped 13 and 20 percent. Versus its freshman finale, which also aired out of an Arrow rerun, the already renewed drama was down 24 and 20 percent.
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ABC | The black-ish “bloop-ish” special did 4.6 mil and a 1.5, mired in a sea of repeats.