Empire Ratings Drop, Still Killing the Competition

Empire Episode 202,  Without A Country

Empire took a huge ratings drop this week…down to a number every network scripted series would still kill for. The hit show easily outpaced the competition. Still, it’s the first large week to week drop for Empire. Survivor stays fairly even with last week, while Nashville maintains its low numbers.

UPDATE: Empire adjusts up 1/10th to 5.5 in the final ratings, while Nashville adjusts down to 1.1, tying its series low.

Via TVByTheNumbers

On FOX, Empire earned a 5.4, down from its huge 6.7 premiere adults 18-49 rating. On CBS, Survivor earned a 2.3, down just a tenth from its 90 minute premiere. Nashville earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last week’s 1.3 premiere rating.

8:00PM

CBS Survivor 2.3 8 9.339
ABC The Middle 2.2 8 7.871
FOX Rosewood 1.9 7 6.176
NBC The Mysteries of Laura 1.2 4 7.173
CW iHeartRadio Music Festival (8-10PM) 0.4 1 1.230

8:30PM

ABC The Goldbergs 2.3 8 7.871

9:00PM

FOX Empire 5.4 17 13.675
ABC Modern Family 2.9 9 8.558
CBS Criminal Minds 2.0 6 9.893
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.7 5 6.691

9:30PM

ABC Blackish 1.8 6 5.962

10:00PM

NBC Chicago P.D. 1.7 6 6.671
CBS Code Black 1.6 5 8.541
ABC Nashville 1.2 4 4.779

Half Hour Breakdown via TV Media Insights

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle
Viewers: 7.87 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 8 (#2)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 9.25 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 9 (#1)

NBC – The Mysteries of Laura
Viewers: 6.96 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

Fox – Rosewood
Viewers: 5.59 million (#4), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#3)

CW – The iHeart Music Festival (night 2)
Viewers: 1.39 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Goldbergs
Viewers: 7.39million (#2t), A18-49: 2.3/ 8 (#2)

CBS – Survivor
Viewers: 9.43 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1)

NBC – The Mysteries of Laura
Viewers: 7.39 million (#2t), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

Fox – Rosewood
Viewers: 6,76 million (#4), A18-49: 2.2/ 8 (#3)

CW – The iHeart Music Festival (night 2)
Viewers: 1.33 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family
Viewers: 8.56 million (#3), A18-49: 2.9/ 9 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds (season premiere)
Viewers: 9.75 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#3)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.45 million (#4), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#4)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 13.51 million (#1), A18-49: 5.3/17 (#1)

CW – The iHeart Music Festival (night 2)
Viewers: 1.11 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish
Viewers: 5.96 million (#4), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#3t)

CBS – Criminal Minds (season premiere)
Viewers: 10.04 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.93 million (#4), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#3t)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 13.84 million (#1), A18-49: 5.5/17 (#1)

CW – The iHeart Music Festival (night 2)
Viewers: 1.10 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 5.02 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Code Black (series premiere)
Viewers: 8.93 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#1t)

NBC – Chicago PD (season premiere)
Viewers: 6.74 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#1t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 4.54 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Code Black (series premiere)
Viewers: 8.15 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Chicago PD (season premiere)
Viewers: 6.60 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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