‘Empire’ Rules Ratings Demo With ‘Survivor’; ‘Chicago’ Shows Take Total Viewers
7th December 2018

On a night strewn with fall finales, Fox’s Empire (1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, 5.034 million viewers) tied CBS’ Survivor (1.5, 7.450M) for Wednesday night’s No. 1 spot in the demo.

Empire slipped a tenth versus last week in the metric, and by four-tenths versus its year-ago fall finale. Following Empire, Fox’s Star fall finale (1.2, 3.906M) grew a tenth week to week, clocking its best demo showing since October 17, and settling by a smaller tenth in the demo versus its year-ago fall finale.

Survivor likewise dropped a tenth week to week, after which SEAL Team (0.8, 5.318M) and Criminal Minds (0.7, 4.487M) came in shy of the 0.9 demo ratings both posted two weeks back.

NBC’s Chicago dramas dominated Wednesday in total viewers with their fall finales: Chicago Med (1.2, 8.129M) at No. 1 for the night, and Chicago Fire (1.2, 7.911M) at No. 2. Versus their year-ago fall finales, Med climbed 9% in the demo and 1.9M viewers, while Fire popped 20% demo-wise and 2M viewers.

Returning from a two-week preemption at 10 PM, the fall finale of NBC’s Chicago PD (1.1, 6.818M) ticked down slightly but handily beat ABC and CBS dramas A Million Little Things (0.7, 3.207M) and Criminal Minds, by 57% in the demo and 2.3M viewers.

ABC’s The Goldbergs (1.2, 4.892M) and Modern Family (1.3, 4.852M) maintained week to week, while American Housewife (0.9, 3.996M) and Single Parents (0.8, 3.366M) slid a tenth versus last week. That’s Single Parents‘ demo low to date.

Fox (1.3, 4.470M) edged out NBC (1.2, 7.619M) in the demo but NBC ran a lap ahead in total viewers, also besting CBS (1.0, 5.765M) and ABC (0.9, 3.920M). CW (0.3, 888,000) followed, with Riverdale (0.4, 1.110M) and All American (0,2, 666K).

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