American Idol Ratings Rise, Empire Streak is Over

I was bracing myself for American Idol to dip below 2.o this week, a victim of the Daily Savings Time effect, but it actually rose. Oh look. It beat Survivor! It wasn’t up against The Voice, this week, which helped, I’m sure. The unprecedented streak of week to week ratings rises for Empire is over, sadly. But it was fun while it lasted! I was hoping it would crack 6.0, but 5.6 is a tremendous number in these days of declining network ratings.

ETA: Both Empire and Idol rose a tenth in the final ratings report.

Via TVByTheNumbers

On FOX, American Idol earned a 2.3, up from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Empire earned a 5.6, down two tenths from last week’s massive series high 5.8 adults 18-49 rating, ending its five-week ratings growth streak (it dipped once week to week back in January). On CBS, Survivor scored a 2.2, down a tenth from last week’s 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

8:00PM

FOX American Idol 2.3 8 9.30
CBS Survivor 2.2 8 9.38
ABC The Goldbergs -R 1.2 4 4.61
NBC The Mysteries of Laura -R 0.8 3 4.90
CW Arrow -R 0.3 1 1.20

8:30PM

ABC The Goldbergs-R 1.2 4 4.32

9:00PM

FOX Empire 5.6 17 14.70
CBS Criminal Minds 2.1 7 10.38
ABC Modern Family -R 1.5 4 5.09
NBC Law And Order: SVU -R 0.8 2 3.70
CW The 100 0.4 1 1.30

9:30PM

ABC black-ish (clip show) 1.5 4 4.60

10:00PM

CBS CSI: Cyber 1.8 6 9.70
NBC Chicago PD -R 0.9 3 4.70
ABC American Crime -R 0.7 2 2.70

Half Hour Breakdown via Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs (R)
Viewers: 4.61 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 9.22 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 8 (#1)

NBC – The Mysteries of Laura (R)
Viewers: 5.04 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 8.55 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 8 (#2)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 1.22 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs (R)
Viewers: 4.32 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 9.53 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 8 (#2)

NBC – The Mysteries of Laura (R)
Viewers: 4.79 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 10.08 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 8 (#2)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 1.16 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family (R)
Viewers: 5.09 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 10.54 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order; SVU (R)
Viewers: 3.55 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#4)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 14.71 million (#1), A18-49: 5.5/17 (#1)

CW – The 100 (season finale)
Viewers: 1.32 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish (clips and bloopers special)
Viewers: 4.59 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 10.22 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order; SVU (R)
Viewers: 3.80 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#4)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 14.75 million (#1), A18-49: 5.8/17 (#1)

CW – The 100 (season finale)
Viewers: 1.31 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – American Crime (R)
Viewers: 2.90 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CBS – CSI: Cyber
Viewers: 9.98 million (#1`), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1)

NBC – Chicago PD (R)
Viewers: 4.56 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – American Crime (R)
Viewers: 2.44 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – CSI: Cyber
Viewers: 9.42 million (#1`), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#1)

NBC – Chicago PD (R)
Viewers: 4.85 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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