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TV Ratings: ‘Empire’ continues to rise for fifth straight week

For a fifth week in a row, Empire increased its viewership on Wednesday and topped the ratings leaderboard.

The first year drama on FOX had a 4.6 adult 18-48 rating, up 7% from 4.3 last week and 11.47 million viewers, also up from last week.

The last show to continually rise every single week on its debut season was… Survivor on CBS.

American Idol had a 3.0 rating up from 2.9 last week. (Is it OK to say that Idol is Empire’s lead-in?)

Meanwhile, Fresh Off The Boat on ABC had a solid start with a 2.5 rating at 8:30 and a 2.4 rating at 9:30. The comedy featuring an Asian family in Florida will move to Tuesday next week.

Modern Family had a 3.4 rating and 9.86 million viewers.

Arrow had a 1.2 rating on The CW and The 100 had a 0.6.

TV Ratings Wednesday Preliminary February 4, 2015

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Total Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol 3.0/10 10.95
ABC The Middle 2.2/7 8.24
CBS The Mentalist 1.2/4 8.93
CW Arrow 1.2/4 2.89
NBC The Mysteries of Laura 1.0/3 6.30
8:30 ABC Fresh Off The Boat – Series Premiere 2.5/8 7.93
9:00 FOX Empire 4.6/14 11.47
ABC Modern Family 3.4/10 9.86
CBS Criminal Minds 2.0/6 10.33
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.3/4 6.21
CW The 100 0.6/2 1.59
9:30 ABC Fresh Off The Boat 2.4/7 7.56
10:00 NBC Chicago P.D. 1.6/5 7.51
CBS Stalker 1.3/4 7.34
ABC Nashville 1.3/4 5.06

Via TVbytheNumbers

Half-Hours

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Middle
Viewers: 8.24 million (#3), A18-49: 2.2/ 7 (#2)

CBS – The Mentalist
Viewers: 8.87 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3t)

NBC – The Mysteries of Laura
Viewers: 6.31 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#5)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 10.48 million (#1), A18-49: 2.9/10 (#1)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 2.94 million (#5), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3t)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Fresh Off the Boat (series premiere)
Viewers: 7.92 million (#3), A18-49: 2.5/ 8 (#2)

CBS – The Mentalist
Viewers: 8.99 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3t)

NBC – The Mysteries of Laura
Viewers: 6.28 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#5)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 11.41 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/10 (#1)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 2.84 million (#5), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3t)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family
Viewers: 9.86 million (#3), A18-49: 3.4/10 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 10.32 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#3)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.17 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 11.53 million (#1), A18-49: 4.5/14 (#1)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 1.69 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Fresh Off the Boat
Viewers: 7.56 million (#3), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds
Viewers: 10.33 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#3)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.25 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

Fox – Empire
Viewers: 11.41 million (#1), A18-49: 4.7/14 (#1)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 1.49 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 5.15 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Stalker
Viewers: 7.75 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 7.35 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Nashville
Viewers: 4.97 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2t)

CBS – Stalker
Viewers: 6.93 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2t)

NBC – Chicago PD
Viewers: 7.66 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Via TV Media Insights

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