TV Ratings: EMPIRE Can’t Be Stopped; ARROW Takes a Tumble

     February 12, 2015

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The TV ratings for Wednesday, February 11th are in (college basketball preempted some of these series in certain markets, so expect adjustments). Here are some of the highlights:

  • Empire continues to dominate. The super entertaining Fox show is up a tenth from even last week’s series high, bringing in a 4.7 and 11.9 million viewers at 9 p.m. (putting up almost 3% from last week). Rise, Cookie Monster, rise! This gravity-defying ratings trend, it should be noted, has been unprecedented on TV in recent memory.
  • Empire‘s lead-in, American Idol, didn’t fare quite so well, diving four tenths from last week, and ending with a 2.7 and 10.4 million viewers.
  • the-goldbergs-muscles-mirksyIn the ABC comedy lineup, The Middle (2.1, 7.91 million viewers) at 8 p.m. was down a tick while The Goldbergs at 8:30 p.m. (2.3 and 6.95 million viewers) stayed steady. Modern Family at 9 p.m. was down a tenth (3.3, 9.8 million viewers) from last week, while black-ish jumped up three tenths to 2.2 and 6.93 million viewers.
  • On the CW, Arrow (you can read Dave’s recap here) was down two tenths from last week to notch a 1.0 and 2.59 million viewers at 8 p.m., although The 100 at 9 p.m. continues to make a gains with a 0.6 and 1.59 viewers. It is small but it is mighty — that’s a 20% gain from last week (as opposed to Arrow’s 17% dip).
  • At 10 p.m., there was a rare 3-way tie among CBS’s Stalker, ABC’s Nashville, and NBC’s Chicago PD. All three logged a 1.4 in the key 18-49 demo, pulling 7.58, 5.17, and 6.5 million viewers respectively.
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