Ratings: Empire Ends Slide; Arrow, SVU and Designated Survivor Tick Up

Fox’s Empire ended its rather steady six-week slide this Wednesday by delivering 6.3 million total viewers and a 2.2 demo rating, up 13 percent and three tenths from last week’s series lows.

Opening Fox’s night, Shots Fired (3.1 mil/0.8) was steady.


CBS | With its season finale, Criminal Minds (8.1 mil/1.6) hit a seven-month audience high (largest since Oct. 12) and a six-and-a-half month demo high. Survivor (8.3 mil/1.7) and Beyond Borders (4.8 mil/0.8) each dipped.

THE CW | Arrow (1.65 mil/0.6) ticked up, The 100 (860K/0.3) was flat.

NBC | Blindspot (3.9 mil/0.8) celebrated its renewal by… ticking down. SVU (5 mil/1.1) and newly renewed Chicago PD (6.2 mil/1.3) each rose a tenth.

ABC | Speechless (4.3 mil/1.1) was steady, The Goldbergs (5.2 mil/1.3) and Modern Family (5.6 mil/1.6) each dipped a tenth, with doubly-renewed Mod Fam hittting a new series low; black-ish (4.8 mil/1.3) ticked up with its finale. Designated Survivor (4.9 mil/1.0) rose a tenth from last week’s low.

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