Wednesday TV Ratings: ‘Empire’ Hits Series Low, ‘Arrow’ Slips

     November 12, 2015


The Wednesday TV ratings for November 11th are in; here are some of the highlights:

  • First off, some housekeeping, seeing as we missed last night’s ratings. The largely insufferable Chicago Fire got a major boost in the 10 p.m. slot, due to a lead-in from The Voice, with a 2.1 in the key demos and some 8.2 million viewers. Meanwhile, The Flash, on The CW, scored a 1.5 in the 8 p.m. slot, with 3.6 million viewers in total, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the 9 p.m. slot came in with 1.3 in the demo and some 3.5 million viewers for ABC.
  • Now, back to Wednesday, which was won out by Fox’s Empire in the 9 p.m. slot, which hit a season low with 4.2 in the demo with 11.1 million viewers overall. It’s not many shows that can win the night while also posting the best ratings of the night.
  • In the 8 p.m. slot, The Voice came in with the second highest ratings, grabbing a 2.4 with 10.2 million viewers for NBC, while Survivor just barely trailed with 2.1 in the demo and 8.9 million viewers on CBS. Elsewhere, ABC’s The Middle grabbed a strong 2.0 in the key demos with 7.5 million viewers, and Fox’s Rosewood garnered a 1.4 and 5.2 million viewers.
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    Arrow, in the same time slot, slipped downward to a 0.9 in the key demos, with 2.2 million viewers tuning into The CW’s longer-running DC Comics adaptation. And in the 8:30 time slot, The Goldbergs scored a 2.1 on ABC, with a little under 7 million viewers all tolled.

  • Beyond Empire, the 9 p.m. slot was ruled over by Modern Family‘s 2.7 in the demo, with 8.1 million viewers tuning into ABC, while NBC’s Law & Order: SVU grabbed a solid 2.0 and 7.8 million viewers in total. Elsewhere, on CBS, Criminal Minds hit a 1.6  in the demo, with 8.3 million viewers, and Supernatural, on The CW, was up a tenth to 0.7, with some 1.7 million viewers.

  • At 9:30, black-ish, still ABC’s strongest series for the 2015 season, grabbed a healthy 1.9 in the key demos, and brought in some 6 million viewers overall.
  • Chicago PD was the clear winner in the 10 p.m. slot, bringing in a 1.6 in the demo with 6.8 million viewers tuning into NBC, while CBS’s Code Black with a 1.3 and 6.8 million viewers in all. Finally, ABC’s Nashville took a 1.0 in the key demos, and 4.5 million viewers in total.

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