Fox’s Empire resumed Season 3 on Wednesday night with 8 million total viewers and a 2.8 demo rating (per finals), ticking up on both counts versus its fall finale.
Leading off the night, the Shots Fired premiere drew 4.7 mil and a 1.1 (compared to time slot predecessor Lethal Weapon‘s most recent 6 mil/1.3).
Over on NBC, Blindspot returned from a month-long break to 4.3 mil and a 0.9, adding a few eyeballs plus a tenth in the demo. SVU (5.2 mil/1.2) was down 10 percent and a tenth, while Chicago PD (6.4 mil/1.2) dipped a tenth from its last regularly scheduled episode.
ABC | Designated Survivor (5.2 mil/1.1) dipped 9 percent and two tenths to match its season lows.
THE CW | Arrow (1.38 mil/0.5) and The 100 (890K/0.3) both dipped to new audience lows while steady in the demo.