Ratings: Empire Rises, Laura Draws Largest Audience Since February

Empire Ratings Season 2

Fox’s Empire this Wednesday rose two tenths in the demo — to a 4.4 rating (per finals) — while dropping a few eyeballs, drawing its smallest audience (11.3 million) since Season 1, Episode 3.

Opening Fox’s night, Rosewood (4.7 mil/1.5) ticked up one tenth in the demo.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

CBS | Survivor (9.1 mil/2.1) and Code Black (6.6 mil/1.2) were steady. Criminal Minds (8.1 mil/1.5) dipped a tenth in the demo to a series low.

NBC | Mysteries of Laura (7.4 mil/1.1) dipped a tenth in the demo yet drew its largest audience since Feb. 25 (when Eric McCormack guested). SVU (6.3 mil/1.4) dropped sharply from last week’s Voice-boosting outing, going from a season high to a season low in the demo. Chicago P.D. (6.5 mil/1.4) slipped two tenths to tie its season low.

THE CW | Arrow (2.7 mil/1.1) rose 12 percent and two tenths, matching its season high in the demo, while Supernatural (1.7 mil/0.7) was steady.

ABC | The Middle (7.9 mil/2.1), Goldbergs (7.1 mil/2.2), Modern Family (8.4 mil/2.8) and black-ish (6.1 mil/1.9) each ticked up a tenth. Nashville (4.4 mil/1.0) was steady, holding onto its series low.

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