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TV Ratings: ‘Empire’ audience grows for record-breaking Ninth Week in a row

FOX’s Empire has done it again! For a record-breaking ninth week, the mega-hit posted gains in viewers, bringing in 14.7 million viewers for Wednesday’s preliminary ratings.

Truly unprecedented, and given how broadcast television audience has eroded through the years, this is just amazing.

Adult 18-49 ratings fell however to 5.6 from last week’s 5.7 prelims. This is due to the Daylight Savings Time effect where ratings inevitably fall as viewers adjust. (Dammit DST!)

Ten-week overnight track for Empire:

6.8/10 – 7.3/11 – 7.6/12 – 7.9/12 – 8.0/12 – 8.2/13 – 8.8/13 – 9.2/14 – 9.6/15 – 10.1/16

Meanwhile, American Idol was up to 2.3 from 2.1 last week. (No competition from The Voice clip show). Survivor had a 2.2 rating.

'Empire' grows for record-breaking Ninth Week in a row

TV Ratings Wednesday Preliminary March 11, 2015

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
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

Via TVbytheNumbers

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